When Bosch Power Tools introduced its Daredevil Spade Bit in November 2013, it wasn’t kidding about the speed, ease of use and durability. Less than five years later, Bosch has sold more than 50 million Daredevil Spade Bits in North America, a rate of acceptance that speaks to adoption by professional users.
The Daredevil Spade Bit was created to answer the needs of electricians, plumbers and other professional users. Since its introduction, millions of users have turned to Bosch Daredevil.
“This is a real milestone for Bosch and a testament to our attention to tool design,” says Ana Michelini, channel/product manager, Bosch Accessories. “The Daredevil Spade Bit shows how a design enhancement can change the way trade pros use power tools. These bits not only save time, but help the user reduce fatigue because the bit does the work.”
While other wood-drilling products come with a threaded tip for feeding, Bosch has incorporated a full-cone threaded tip that increases the speed of the bit and the ease of drilling.
Another feature of the Daredevil is the contoured paddle. This wave-like shape facilitates chip removal, which adds to the speed of the bit. The combination of these two features creates results; in independent testing, the Daredevil Spade Bit required 53 percent less force than conventional spade bits.
It doesn’t end there. The spur-and-reamer design not only scores the wood for a clean entry hole, but also has angled cutting edges that cut the hole for reduced breakout, leaving a clean exit hole.
Bosch Daredevil spade bits are available in a range of sizes and are sold individually or in sets.