When it comes to nails and wood, they are a perfect match. When drilling holes, we always seem to find the only nail in wood. So here is Bosch's answer to the old problem of ruining spade bits when you hit a nail, it's the Bosch Nail Strike. The Nail Strike is designed to not only eat through wood but also eat through nails and not ruin the bit.
Bosch Nail Strike – Information
- Name – Bosch Nail Strike 7/8-in Woodboring Drill Bit
- Model – NS1011
- Price – $11
- Where to Buy – Lowes
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Bosch Nail Strike – Features
The Bosch bit is designed to use with a high torque setting on low speed. As of today, Bosch offers 6 different sizes – 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 7/8″, 1″ and 1-1/4″
- Cuts up to 30 nails
- The bit has a cone shape to pull through the wood
- Designed to cut fast holes
- Contoured paddle enhances chip removal
- Works with impact drivers
- Hex Shank
Bosch Nail Strike – First Impressions
My first impression of the Nail Strike is “a must-have.” While this isn't a review, this is something I had a chance to play around with at the shop, at the World of Concrete and at Bosch.
If you have used a Spade bit and hit a nail, not only do you know it jerks the arm but it will also damage the bit. While this will still wake you up when you hit a nail, it's not even close to the movement you get with a traditional Spade bit.
Bosch Nail Strike – Final Thoughts
When it comes to Spade bits, Bosch has always been one of my favorites. The new Nail Strike is another example of why I am a huge Bosch fan. The bit is awesome and even produces a fairly clean hole. I love how quick and easy it chews up nails and wood. Sure, it's a little pricey per bit, but not when you consider that it can take up to 30 nail strikes while a traditional bit won't even take one. So all in all, it's a good value and a great bit.