Testing the Drill Saw

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Blog entry by Sailor posted 10-25-2013 12:58 PM 2240 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I ran across a drill saw yesterday and I was filled with excitement! So I bought the bit and ran home to try it out and this is what I found…..

So what do you think? Are you going to have to get one of these bad boys?

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page

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#1 posted 10-25-2013 01:39 PM

looks like a big rotozip bit.

-- As ever, Gus-the 83 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 10-25-2013 01:45 PM

Those bits have been around for years. They were garbage back then, and it still looks like they are garbage.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#3 posted 10-25-2013 02:05 PM

Looks like that thing is terrible. I’ve always wondered if a spiral up-cut bit would work in a drill. Am I the only one?

Trip, what’s the word on the HGTV gig?

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC

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#4 posted 10-25-2013 02:41 PM

I remember using those over 30 years ago when I was renovating my house…good for cutting sheetrock holes for outlet boxes…but not a whole lot of other uses.

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#5 posted 10-25-2013 08:46 PM

Thanks for the comments guys.

I have not be let down yet! It appears that Hollywood doesn’t get in to big of a hurry. Still waiting for a decision to be made. Thanks for asking!

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page

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#6 posted 10-26-2013 08:50 AM

Yep, I thought they were exciting too! so I bought a set,

Did almost the same tests, managed to break the 6mm one, took them back and received a replacement after some to and froing.

Not really sure why they are made, maybe to catch first users.

I also would not recommend them and especially in Batt powered drills, as you found out they put far too much pressure on the chuck bearing and will damage your drill.

I just put mine in their box and kept them remembering as they say a “sucker” is born every minute,

In closing they are almost useless however may work a little in a drill press, personally could not be bothered even to find out…just get a bigger drill!!!

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 10-28-2013 05:07 PM

Use a Dremel tool. Faster speed means faster cutting.

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