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Old 07-14-2008, 04:49 PM   #31
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Either Wd40 or silicone.

I like the 7/8 'cause you can fit four 12/2 with no problem and it's the correct size for running 1/2" PVC when you need it.
You squirt WD40 as your drilling studs? I've never seen that done. That is way to much work for me. I just hog the holes out and get on with pulling the wire.

I suppose I should mention, I am contractor and I do this for a living. That makes a bit of a difference compared to a DIY'r.

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I would hardly call myself a DIYer.

No I don't spray WD40 as a standard practice, but when having to drill true 4x4's that are twice as old as I am (>100), a little shot on the auger helps a bunch.
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I would hardly call myself a DIYer.

No I don't spray WD40 as a standard practice, but when having to drill true 4x4's that are twice as old as I am (>100), a little shot on the auger helps a bunch.
Sorry I didn't mean to imply that. I was referring to having to do many jobs in a hurry, not that you were a DIY guy. And I'll give it a try and see what happens. Never to old to learn new tricks.
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When you spray WD40 on the bit, do you ever get smoke when the bit gets hot?

Funny how you guys hate being called DIY'ers, but this is a DIY forum, isn't it <g>
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When you spray WD40 on the bit, do you ever get smoke when the bit gets hot?
Yes, but adding the WD40 before you start keeps things cool

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Funny how you guys hate being called DIY'ers, but this is a DIY forum, isn't it <g>
This is a DIY forum, but in case you haven't noticed, there are many professionals here that answer the DIY questions.
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= "water displacement".

It shouldn't work in this app but it does.
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Funny how you guys hate being called DIY'ers, but this is a DIY forum, isn't it <g>
I'm a DIY'er for all my projects at home, but not for this one.

There is a big difference in drilling 10 studs to install a circuit for the rec room and drilling hundreds for a bid job to make a living.

Lots of us come here to try and help people out in our respective fields.
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Yes, but adding the WD40 before you start keeps things cool
I threw a can in the truck. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Thanks for the WD40 suggestion. Sorry about my 'poke' at being called a DIY'er. I intended that to be a humerous comment

Funny thing happened today:
I drilled one 3/4" hole through the wall header on the 2nd flr, and I got through in a few seconds, using the flat "speedbor" I bought yesterday.
Sure, I had started the hole with a 1/2"bit a few days ago, but I didn't get very far with it.
I'm wondering why it took so long to get through in the same wall space with the same model drill bit several months ago, and today it was so quick.
Perhaps my bit was VERY dull?
It hadn't been used all that much, but I had run it against some plaster in the wall several times. Still felt sharp to me though.

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Thanks for the WD40 suggestion. Sorry about my 'poke' at being called a DIY'er. I intended that to be a humerous comment

Funny thing happened today:
I drilled one 3/4" hole through the wall header on the 2nd flr, and I got through in a few seconds, using the flat "speedbor" I bought yesterday.
Sure, I had started the hole with a 1/2"bit a few days ago, but I didn't get very far with it.
I'm wondering why it took so long to get through in the same wall space with the same model drill bit several months ago, and today it was so quick.
Perhaps my bit was VERY dull?
It hadn't been used all that much, but I had run it against some plaster in the wall several times. Still felt sharp to me though.

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A dull bit will slow things right down. What kind of wood were you drilling? I'll try a "speedbor" soon and see how it works out. They look good. My supply house has them for $4.50 each. About double of a spade bit.
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$4.50 for an Irwin Speedbor? That's less than half the price I paid at HD.
I suppose that you need to order some quantity to get that pricing. If I ordered one or two, the shipping cost would wipe out the savings.

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$4.50 for an Irwin Speedbor? That's less than half the price I paid at HD.
I suppose that you need to order some quantity to get that pricing. If I ordered one or two, the shipping cost would wipe out the savings.

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Call your local contractor supply house. I found these on line:
http://www.amazon.com/Irwin-3041005-...6214640&sr=8-9
http://www.amazon.com/Irwin-3041004-...214640&sr=8-11
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I'm wondering why it took so long to get through in the same wall space with the same model drill bit several months ago, and today it was so quick.
Maybe you hit a Glulam! Happened to me once. I was drilling down and about the time my drill chuck bottomed out in the hole, I was like WTF? I wondered why the saw dust looked so strange!

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