DIY - Problem with a bent drill bit!?
The drill bit is bent, and it wobbles. How do I drill a neat hole in the wall with this 1.5" drill bit, using an electric drilling machine?
No other bit is available, and the job has to be done quickly!
- 1 decade agoBest Answer
You can TRY to hammer it straight. A solid steel surface and a 3 lb hammer should do it. But, the odds of getting it perfect are slim. Still, if you have to; do your best and then drill at as slow a speed as you can manage and still make the cut. Try it out on a piece of scrap wood first. If the hole doesn't has to be perfect you should hit the hardware store.Source(s): Been there, done that.
- Jeffrey SLv 61 decade ago
Well, unless you can wiggle the drill oposite to the wobble of the bit, I'd say you can't drill a neat hole in your wall. Go to the hardware store and get a new bit.
- NormefooLv 41 decade ago
make the bent drill dit a short a possible it will help with the wobble. or just drill slow try to put the dent part of the drill in the drill chuck
- genericman1998Lv 51 decade ago
Fabmom and cowboydoc, the 1.5" must mean the length, not diameter of the drill bit. A 1.5" diameter bit would not have gotten bent in the first place.
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- KristinLv 44 years ago
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- united9198Lv 71 decade ago
If you are using a spade bit, you can cut off the bent portion of the drill bit.
- FabMomLv 41 decade ago
For a 1.5" hole, you need a keyhole saw. I've not seen a drill bit that size on anything you would use for a hole in a wall.
- 1 decade ago
You can still drill a hole, slowly and on hammer.
Neat, not very.
New drill bit would be the best (and safest) solution, unless you have no fear or do not care about your own health.
- cowboydocLv 71 decade ago
A 1.5" hole? O.K. go to the nearest "Ace" hardware and get a "keyhole" saw bit. It's for making large holes for "Keyholes and door handles" They're quite inexpensive.
These have a bit in the center to start the hole and guide you, there's a round saw blade that would be the size you want whether it's a one inch or bigger, up to I believe ten inches. You can't straighten out a hardened steel bit, it'll break. Unless you heat it with a torch and than you'll lose it's strength.
- 1 decade ago
You cant unless you have a vice and try to straighten the bit . I would leave it until you can get a new bit. The damage to the wall will cause you more work in the end . If you can limit the damage and then maybe fill it with a good quality filler