Recently picked up an old egg beater style drill. I’ve been trying some different bits out with it and I’ve only found one so far that works acceptably. That is a slightly worn out HSS metal cutting Dewalt bit. My brad point bits don’t work that well in it, they pull themselves in and then get stuck. The sharper HSS also does that.
What are the best sort of bits to use with these? When Paul uses this sort of drill in the videos it looks effortless.
I think Paul uses standard HSS bits. It can be tough to tighten the chuck on these bits enough that they won’t pull out. So far I’ve only seen him use them to drill fairly small holes. Are you trying to drill something larger than 1/8″ or 3/16″? If so that could be the issue.
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