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Forum topic by ColdAudio posted 996 days ago 1115 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ColdAudio

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996 days ago

I currently have an eggbeater that can hold up to 5/16” drill bit.

Can anyone recommend one that can hold up to 3/8” or larger?

Also, do any of you guys use brad point bits with an eggbeater drill? For some reason, I’ve been thinking they might be difficult to crank by hand because they are so aggressive.


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Brett

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#1 posted 996 days ago

You might look into breast drills if you want to use bits larger than 3/8”.

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bookworm

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#2 posted 996 days ago

You might consider moving to a brace once you reach the half inch or so territory.

-- "I asked my wife if I look dorky in the video below where I'm planing that long piece of wood. Her reply: "It's all dorky."" - Mitch Roberson from his blog Furnitude

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ColdAudio

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#3 posted 996 days ago

Hmm, I’ve got 3 braces and a bunch of unmarked bits, I guess I’ll have to figure out what size everything is. Haven’t used any of it yet.

I was hoping to be able to use a 3/8” and 1/2” with 3/8” shank drill bits I have :)

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Brit

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#4 posted 996 days ago

A brace is definitely the way to go when you get to 3/8” and above. Any eggbeater is going to struggle to perform well or more to the point, you will :-) Eggbeater’s can’t generate enough torque. A brace with an 8” or 10” sweep will work much more smoothly.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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maljr1980

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#5 posted 995 days ago

i have a makita with a 1/2 inch chuck :)

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