Drills used when running cable

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by electronis whiz, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. electronis whiz

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2010
    I have a good size collection of tools. Most are newer, but I still have a brace drill, and a crank drill, and some old auger style bits. Somewhere I had heard that running wires they use auger bits and braces. I have been keeping the manual ones for some day when I run network cable, but I'd think a normal electric drill and bit would work fine, and brace I could see being quite tough to use in places. I don't recall why reason was when I saw that they used manual tools other than auger bit is meant for manual, but I've seen people use in power drills. I would think anything you do with an auger could be easily done with a normal bit or spade bit.
    I don't think I've used the manual tools even once yet in over 5 yrs. Makes me think I should just get rid of them on ebay or something. I don't think I've ever seen anybody actually use a hand operated drill for anything. I may keep one brace since had ratchet function, and may be good fro breaking screws loose.