Dewalt has come out with new Impact Ready tap and drill bits which can drill, tap, and countersink holes in one step.
These new drilling and tapping bits have special “Speed Tips,” to quickly penetrate materials, and hex shanks for use with impact drivers.
Dewalt says that these types of accessories are commonly used by elevator installers, mechanical tradesmen, electricians, and glaziers.
The drill tap bits will be available in 7 sizes, and there are several purchasing options, including the 5-piece set shown above. This 5-piece set, DWADTQTR5SET, comes with sizes 8-32 thru 1/4″-20
- 8-32 (DWADT832)
- 10-24 (DWADT1024)
- 10-32 (DWADT1032)
- 12-24 (DWADT1224)
- 1/4″-20 (DWADT1420)
- 5/16″-16 (DWADT51618)
- 3/8″-16 (DWADT3816)
These bits have been out a couple of months – have you used them yet? If so, what did you think?
This is a quick demonstration video from last year’s media event. I don’t remember if I tried it myself or not, there were a lot of people waiting.