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    so being a data cabler I tear up a fair bit of timber in new builds putting in cables... and at the moment I'm using Irwin spade bits are these the best for me to use ?? or would auger bits be better ??
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    Augers might be a bit of a drama in that they are harder to lean over once they've bit into the timber....so drilling angled holes could be a little tricky. Still....practice makes perfect.

    But I prefer augers...they are less highly strung than spades...more relentless.
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    so if iwas doing a job with really thick joists or studs an auger bit would be better for such a job??
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    shameless plug I know but these are actually really good for roughing in pipes and cables
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    Pugs,

    I use Spade bits and i've got a speed bore as well... I actualy prefer the spade bits through noggins...

    When drilling down exisiting wall cavities i've got myself a 1.2mtr auger.

    Just buy yourself one or two good 25mm spade bits and you'll be fine.


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    oh i have plenty of spade bits atm.. gotta love a trade sale.. might look at a long auger opnce funds arrive for that
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    Pugs, once you are comfortable using auger's you will wonder why you ever used anything else

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    Quote Originally Posted by scruffydoo View Post
    shameless plug I know but these are actually really good for roughing in pipes and cables
    had a set for a while now and they are great - don't grab like augers can, cleaner cut on edges than many spades (but there are spades & spades!) and don't splinter out so much as spades do as they push through.
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