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#1 posted 06-28-2020 09:27 PM

+1 Use a 90° adapter.

This handy Dewalt adapter will tolerate the abuse from impact driver. The only defect I have with adapters is on non-impact rated versions: the locking mechanism that prevents the bits from coming out will wear out after much abuse with impact tool. Have lost several spade bits inside walls, till I upgraded to an impact capable version. The non-impact version is $15. It is almost silly not to have one in tool box. The impact version is more expensive, but cheaper than a new tool.

I also have used home user grade Dewalt and Milwaukee 90° drivers. They lack power to drive a 3/4” spade bit into 2×4. Small holes work fine, but they don’t have enough umph for large holes without stalling. Have spend $400 on M18 Super Hawg or 60v flexvolt for big drill bits.
Using a 90° adapter, can punch a 1.25” spade bit through double 2×6 header with ease. :-)

Just remember when using any right angle adapter:
Don’t be a Klutz! Never let go, or change your grip; until the bit/tip has stopped moving. DAMHIK

Best Luck.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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