Eggbeater Hand Drill Bit Size

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Forum topic by ColdAudio posted 10-19-2011 08:41 PM 1752 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-19-2011 08:41 PM

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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#1 posted 10-19-2011 10:55 PM

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

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#2 posted 10-19-2011 11:13 PM

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

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#3 posted 10-19-2011 11:24 PM

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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#4 posted 10-19-2011 11:39 PM

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.

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#5 posted 10-20-2011 06:26 AM

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

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