Recommendation right angle drill

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Old 07-24-18, 08:19 PM
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Recommendation right angle drill

I'm not sure if it's just the drill I have or of I should be using something like a flex bit instead bit I always have to cut 6" + each side of a stud to get it in place. With stuff being 16" apart, that's most of the drywall between that it almost seems better not to have a right angle drill and just cut a 16" section of drywall out.
Any recommended stills or would a flex bit be better with just a small square cut in the middle between studs?
 
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Old 07-24-18, 08:22 PM
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Most electricians will have a Milwaukee hole hawg.
 
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How big a hole do you need to drill?
 
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Drilling in 2x4 studs is always a challenge as you need to stay as close to center as possible. A good patch on a smallish hole is faster and can be just as good or even better than a stud to stud fix. Just IMO.

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I find the stubby Irwin Speedbor bits in a regular cordless drill to be perfectly fine for drilling a couple studs.

For a real right angle drill, pretty much all the big brand names make a decent one. Milwaukee used to be the best, but their quality has dropped since they were bought out, and the others have gone up so it's a toss up. Pick which color you like and get that one.
 
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Regular cordless drill is at least 8" or more when put in at a right angle. That means cutting out 8-9" of drywall on each side all the way along the wall. There's no easier way with flex drills?
 
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How large a hole do you need to drill?
 
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1/2 or 3/4" usually in 6 studs along a wall in 3 rooms
 
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Old 07-25-18, 01:52 PM
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And remember use stubby spade bits to give more room. Example: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bosch-Da...5003/203274579
 
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It is less.work to cut one long slot and.patch instead of multiple holes.
 
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If you are drilling in a finished wall you really need to cut the sheetrock back to the center of the next joist so the edge of your patch can be screwed to the joist. That leaves a lot of room to work. If you're trying to make a small hole centered over one joist then your patch is going to require more work to secure it's edges.
 
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While a great drill, the Milwaukee hole hawg is way too much drill for cutting holes for wires/cables. It is more for plumbers that are drilling 2"+ holes.

I use a Milwaukee Magnum right angle drill which is no longer made but this is a very close version. I chuck Bosch Daredevil spade bits of self feeding auger bits to cut the holes I need. 7/8" is my preferred size for 2x's.


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