Bosch Continues to Redefine Wood Drilling with Innovative Daredevil™ Spade Bit

Bosch Continues to Redefine Wood Drilling with Innovative Daredevil™ Spade Bit

Design advance pulls the bit through wood to save both time and strain

Mt. Prospect, Ill., October 4, 2013 – The Daredevil™ was designed to answer the needs of electricians, plumbers and other professional users for greater speed, ease of use and hole quality. The Daredevil spade bit takes performance to another level because it offers best-in-class speed, ease of use and durability – based on independent testing.

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The key to this performance is the patented design of the bit itself.  While other wood-drilling products come with a threaded tip for fast feeding, Bosch has incorporated a full-cone threaded tip, which increases not only the speed of the bit, but also ease of drilling. 

Another patented feature of the Daredevil is the contoured paddle.  This wave-like shape speeds up chip removal adding to the speed of the bit.  The combination of these two features creates astonishing results:  In independent testing, the Daredevil was 2.4x faster and required 53% less force than the Irwin Blue Groove*. 

It doesn't end there. While spade bits are not expected to produce anything beyond average hole quality, the Daredevil is not your average spade bit.  The patented spur-and-reamer design is unique because it not only scores the wood for a clean entry hole, but also has angled cutting edges that ream the hole for reduced breakout, leaving a cleaner exit hole than any competitive bit.

Individual Bosch Daredevil spade bits are available in a range of sizes:

  • 6-inch length (standard sizes): 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16", 1/2", 9/16", 5/8", 11/16", 3/4", 13/16", 7/8", 15/16", 1",  1-1/8", 1-1/4", 1-3/8", 1-1/2"
  • 4-inch length (Stubby sizes): 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1", 1-1/4", 1-1/2"
  • 16-inch length (Extended sizes):  3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1"
  • Extension Shafts: 6", 12"

Both extension sizes feature heavy-walled sockets with two setscrews that lock the bits securely in place.

Also available in eight sets:

  • 6-inch length (standard sizes): 3-piece, 6-piece, 6-piece with protective pouch, 7-piece with extension, 10-piece, and 13-piece with protective pouch
  • 4-inch length (stubby sizes): 3-piece, 6-piece with protective pouch

Bosch Daredevil spade bits are available now at distributors and home centers. To learn more or to find a local dealer, visit or call 877-BOSCH-99.  Check out for additional tips and videos.

About Bosch
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 28,700 associates in more than 100 locations, as of April 1, 2015. In 2014, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $11.3 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit, and

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015). The company generated sales of $65 billion (49 billion euros) in 2014.* Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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*The sales figure disclosed for 2014 does not include the former joint ventures BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), which have since been fully acquired.

Bosch in North America

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit, and

About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, the Power Tools Division of North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American diverse power tool and accessories businesses into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. Located throughout North America as part of the global power tools division, Bosch associates maintain a legacy of world-class design, manufacture and sale for power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories and measuring tools. For more information, call toll-free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit


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