Bosch Daredevil Spade Bit Review: Bosch Daredevils & Bosch Daredevil Bits
The name “Daredevil” comes from the fact that these bits are designed with extreme durability. They have been tested under extreme conditions such as heat, cold, vibration and impact. These bits were specifically developed for use in harsh environments where other types of drills would break down or fail completely.
These bits are made of hardened steel and come in two sizes: 3/8″ (9 mm) and 1/2″ (13 mm). Their cutting performance is excellent. They are ideal for drilling holes into wood, metal, plastic and concrete. They perform well even when used at extremely fast speeds like those achieved during hand drills.
They are available in various colors including black, red, blue, green and yellow.
You may wonder why they need to be called “daredevil”. Well, it’s because these bits are so tough that they’re able to withstand some pretty hard abuse. If you drop them on the floor, they’ll probably survive. Even if you throw them against a wall, there won’t be any damage.
They will still work just fine! We recommend that you do not do that however.
So how tough are they exactly?
Well, the company has tested them in an impact test machine, which dropped them from a height of 3 meters onto a steel anvil. Even after this extreme abuse, over 90% of the bits were still in working condition. This video shows you the test (but remember, don’t try this at home!):
These bits are not manufactured by Bosch, they are actually made by a Swedish company called Sandvik. They have been manufacturing these bits for the past 40 years and they were first developed for use in the mining industry, for drilling into rock. The name “Daredevil” is actually a trademark of the Sandvik Company, so don’t be confused if you see other companies selling drill bits that also go by this name. They are the real deal and the genuine article.
These bits also have an extremely durable metal tooth. Most spade bits will develop small fractures in the tooth after only a few holes have been drilled. These bits however can drill hundreds or even thousands of holes before you start to see cracks in the tooth.
Their longevity also means that they require less maintenance and they will save you money.
Many homeowners aren’t aware that most bits get dull over time. This is more noticeable with spade bits as the hole starts to get oval shaped instead of round. The Daredevil bits have a special coating on the tooth which prevents it from getting dull.
These bits are also self-feeding. This means that you can drill through hard materials such as hardwoods and even metals without having to “drag” the bit through the material. This is done by the twist action of the drill itself and it greatly reduces the effort required to drill the hole.
These bits are also great for drilling in tight spaces where you don’t have much room to swing a regular drill. They can even be used for heavy duty drilling in steel.
If you are working in a professional environment and need a drill that just doesn’t fail, then the Daredevil bits are for you.
As with all the other spade bits we sell, these high performance bits come with a lifetime warranty.
These hard-core drill bits are not recommended for the casual DIYer. These are for professional users who need a really tough reliable drill bit that will last a lifetime. We also don’t recommend them for use in a hand drill; for maximum life span, we recommend using a corded electric drill or better yet a cordless drill or impact driver.
If you’re looking for a smaller pack of spade bits, we also sell a 10-piece set.
If you already own a drill and just need another Daredevil bit, we sell them individually as well.
The size of the bit is a T-25. This means that the top of the bit has a hexagonal shape with a radius of 0.25 meters. Any drill that can accommodate a T-15 can also accommodate a T-25.
If you need a different size, please let us know.
1 x T-25 Daredevil spade bit
High quality product guaranteed!
Note: This item can only be shipped to North America. No international shipping.
Manufacturer: Pro-Line Products
We do not accept returns for this item. Please contact us if you have any questions about this item.
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