Frequently Asked Questions

Can a Woodchuck drill bit stand up to nails and knotted wood?

YES, the Woodchuck drill bit is heat-treated to withstand hitting nails and other hazards. It is recommended that the nail be removed from the wood before continuing the job. This is a safer practice and will extend the life of the Woodchuck drill bit. If you should hit a nail, the Woodchuck can be quickly resharpended for a fresh cutting edge. Always read safety instructions on Woodchuck packaging before using your Woodchuck drill bit.

What speed should a drill be run at using the Woodchuck Drill System?

Large heads (1-3/4" and larger) should only be run in low speed or low gear. Small heads (1-1/2" and smaller) may be run at high speed.

Is the Woodchuck Drill System interchangeable with the Planetor drill bit line?


Why is the 1-3/16" drill bit better than 1-1/8" or 1-1/4" bits?

The 1-3/16" drill bit head is the optimal size for electrician and plumbers. The 1-1/8" drill bit drills a hole that can be too tight around conduit to fit a 90 degree bend through multiple boards. The 1-1/4" drill bit leaves a hole that is too large for many builders and municipal codes. The 1-3/16" fits both applications. It drills a hole large enough to bend a 90 degree piece of conduit through multiple boards while mantaining proper hole size to satisfy the requirements of many building inspectors.

What are the benefits of the Woodchuck Drill System?

Why did you design a 24" shaft?

With the growing popularity of nine-foot ceilings and basements, the added length allows electricians easier accessibility to these hard to reach areas. The 24" shaft helps alleviate back pain when drilling through floors and hard-to-reach areas electricians and plumbers face.

How is the Woodchuck drill bit made?

The Woodchuck drill bit is made on state-of-the-art machinery. By machining rather than welding, we are able to produce custom sizes to satisfy a variety of applications.

If you have other questions please contact Woodchuck Drill, Inc.