New Spade Bits are Ideal for Woodworkers, Electricians and General Contractors

Press Release Summary:

  • Feature parabolic scoop that allows for large cutting area for removal of wood chips and fast drilling
  • Comes with reinforced ¼ in. shank that allows to be used in standard chucks in drills, as well as impact drivers
  • Offers optimized point tip that is designed to minimize splintering and control speed

Original Press Release:

New IRWIN® SPEEDBOR® Spade Bits. More Holes. Less Time. That Simple.

Redesigned SPEEDBOR® Spade Bits Deliver 2X Longer Life* and 2X Faster Holes*

TOWSON, Md., April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- IRWIN, a leading manufacturer of innovative hand tools and power tool accessories, announces the launch of its newly redesigned IRWIN SPEEDBOR® Spade Bits. Professionals who know the drill know the importance of speed and longevity. Next-generation SPEEDBOR® Spade Bits feature a chamfered cutting edge for durability in cutting wood, and select sizes provide users with 2X longer life* and 2X faster holes* without sacrificing hole quality.

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In addition to long life, the spade bits have an optimized point tip that is wider and longer than previous IRWIN spade bits and is designed to minimize splintering and control speed. The parabolic scoop allows for a large cutting area for aggressive removal of wood chips and fast drilling. Further, the reinforced 1/4'' quick change shank allows the SPEEDBOR® Spade Bits to be used in standard chucks in drills, as well as impact drivers.

The new SPEEDBOR® Spade Bits are ideal for woodworkers, electricians, and general contractors. They are available for individual purchase or in multiple set configurations, including IRWIN medium storage cases.

"IRWIN SPEEDBOR® Spade Bits have been enhanced to give users the speed, life and precision they need, and in certain sizes, to cut more holes in less time – it's that simple," said Jeff Burrill, Product Manager. "The SPEEDBOR® Spade Bits redesign focused on these three aspects and the new bits deliver quality and performance that stand up to jobsite demands."

The redesigned IRWIN SPEEDBOR® Spade Bits are available in the following profiles and sizes:

Length        Shank Size     Sizes
4''                    1/4''             1/2'' to 1-1/2''
6''                    1/4''             1/4'' to 1-1/2''
16''                  1/4''              3/8'' to 1''

* ½" and larger sizes only, on average vs. IRWIN SPEEDBOR® Spade Bits prior generation in 1-3/8'' oak.

About IRWIN®
IRWIN® manufactures and distributes a broad line of hand tools and power tool accessories under the IRWIN® brand including VISE-GRIP® pliers and wrenches, MARATHON® saw blades, QUICK-GRIP® clamping tools, SPEEDBOR® wood drilling bits, STRAIT-LINE® marking tools, UNIBIT® step drill bits, MARPLES® fine woodworking tools, and HANSON® taps and dies. IRWIN Tools is a part of Stanley Black & Decker. For more information, call 1-800-GO-IRWIN or visit

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