Hex shank drill bits

Can Hex shank drill bits for wood and metal be used in a normal chuck drill and are there any downsides?


  • jbainbridge
    jbainbridge Forumite Posts: 2,008
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    Can't see any problem. Go ahead.
  • Grenage
    Grenage Forumite Posts: 2,861
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    Aye it will be fine.
  • theoretica
    theoretica Forumite Posts: 12,065
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    Yes, and yes.  For the occasional easy hole it should be fine.  But if the drill bit binds in the hole and you don't have a clutch on the drill a round bit may slip in the chuck where a hex shank would either break or put more force into the chuck.
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