We’re now going to take a closer look at the new impact drill bits and hole saws that were recently released as part of Dewalt’s new line of Impact Ready accessories. As far as we are aware, these are the first drill bits and hole saws ever designed for use with an impact driver.
Impact Ready Drill Bits
Yes, these are hex-shanked drill bits, and yes, we typically avoid hex-shanked bits due to their high risk of failure. BUT, Dewalt’s new bits are uni-bodied hex-shanked bits, which should help reduce bit breakage. We imagine that this one-piece construction will bore a hole through the competition!
In addition, these drill bits are centered around a “back tapered web for increased durability” and feature Dewalt’s Pilot Point drill tips. This is especially good to hear since we are quite fond of Dewalt’s Pilot Point bits.
These bits can cut through wood, plastic, and metal.
Impact Ready Hole Saws
These hole saws have a raised shoulder to prevent overdrilling and rough breakthroughs, an ejection spring to avoid the hassle and delay of plug removal, and a thin-walled design optimized for metal drilling.
As with the impact drill bits, these hole saws are also rated for cutting through wood, plastic, and metal.
A few impact drill bit and hole saw review samples arrived today, and we are very eager to start testing them out – a full review is already in the works!
Final note – the bits’ packaging bore some surprising information. The drill bits are made in Germany, and the hole saws are “made in Japan and assembled in China.” That is much better than we expected!