Milwaukee 48-13-8375 Cable Bit 3/4-by-72-Inches Long

11 Customer reviews

$ 34 08



Product Description

  • 3/4 in. diameter, 72 in. overall length
  • For installers of small wire systems
  • Flexible steel shaft bits let you reach unreachable areas behind walls with greater ease and precision
  • Placement Guide Tool 48-08-0275 for setting bit into proper drilling location within the interior of walls

Product Description

BIT CABLE 3/4"X 72". The product is easy to use. The product is durable. The product is manufactured in Taiwan.

From the Manufacturer

When drilling in unreachable areas, reach for the extra long Cable Bit to do the job. Like the Bell Hanger Bit, the Cable Bit is designed for installers of small wire systems such as computer, security, phone and cable. The 3/8 by 72 inch Cable Bit has a flexible steel shaft that lets you reach behind the wall with greater precision and ease. Use the placement tool, 48-08-0275, to properly locate the hole within the interior of a wall. The Cable Bit is equipped with a hole in the tip to pull the wire through after drilling. One per package. Also available in 54 inch length.

Customer reviews(11)

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Jack R
April 7, 2015
I had to drill through several 'plates' between walls while running cable. This big bad boy did the job. Could not have done the job without it.

Yeah, it cost some money, but with an antenna in the attic I saved way more than what this cost in the first month I cancelled Comcast.

Have a drill with an adjustable clutch. You don't want this thing getting jammed in a hunk of ancient 2 x 4 that's behind a wall and 4 feet out of reach.
Fritz The Cat
June 7, 2011
I've only used this drill bit once. I had to run a cable bundle for my HT setup inside an interior wall. i had to drill four holes that overlapped in order to end up with a hole big enough for me to get all the cables through. This bit cut the holes with ease in spite of the fact that the 2x4 was 4 feet down in the wall. In fact, the first hole I drilled went through so easy I thought I slipped and went into the sheet rock. Not so, it cut through the 2 inches of pine 2x4 like a hot knife through butter. I couldn't have asked for it to work any better. If you need it, get it. You won't be disappointed.
Graham Gillies
March 14, 2017
Does the job exactly as I needed
Roger Bon
July 24, 2013
I developed a platform Jig to drill a wire way through Diamond Willow Lamps, this bit allows me to penetrate these wood pieces of up to 36 inches in length. I like the product.

January 18, 2013
I haven't yet tried it, but it seems a lot stiffer than the ones I've seen on the internet. Bowing it is very hard, so the friction it would generate by bowing it would probably be enough to load down the drill too much. That probably means wearing a glove and greasing the section of the shank that you hold to guide it. Sounds messy to me, but other than that, it appears to be good. We'll see how it goes...
Mike Swisher
December 25, 2012
After seeing a Youtube video on how to install a power outlet in a wall in an older home, I took a chance and bought this. It worked just like the video showed, and I successfully ran electrical wire up the wall, into the attic. I now have a brand new outlet behind my freshly mounted flat screen TV. So great to do it yourself. I saved a good $200 or more on having someone do it for me (and that is a conservative estimate).
January 19, 2013
I purchased this, without the guide tool, to run CAT6 patch cable and RG-6 coaxial cable throughout my house. It definitely simplified the process, compared to what I've experienced in the past, and I'm overall pretty happy with it.

My only complaint, though maybe this is alleviated by the guide tool, is that it is a bit more rigid than I'd prefer, making it hard to get it just where you want it. Maybe I'll buy the guide tool before my next project. This thing did the job, so that may be many years away...
September 29, 2011
I purchased both the 3/4-by-54 and the 3/8-by-54 bits. I've had these bit go in at least a dozen wall cavities now. They do what they advertise: allow you to tunnel through the bottom plate (obviously not slab-on-grade) or top plate (obviously with attic access) of a wall for cable drops without having to open the wall. There is a hole at the tip of the cable bit, so that you drill the hole, then attach the cable from the other side of the bit, then pull the cable back through with it when you remove the bit. This helps eliminate the need for a separate fish tape.

The auger holds up surprisingly well. I've hit concrete (and kept drilling) with each a few times, and I can barely see any damage at all. The shafts are flexible enough to get around in the wall cavity without requiring super-human strength to bend them. It is possible to use your bare hands to help guide and bend them, but I'd recommend a glove (or the companion "placement tool", if you choose). Also use a decent quality drill... they tended to slip in my cheap drill's chuck when they hit nails, knots and such.

One thing to note is that you WILL NEED the extension if you want to go from a light switch height hole in the drywall through either the top or bottom plate on 8' framing, otherwise you just won't have enough bit with the 54" length. Unfortunately, both bits I purchased require different diameter extensions, so I had to purchase two extensions. This could have been avoided by just spending a few dollars more for the 72" versions, but I didn't have a tool shed to store the larger bits at the time. None of this is necessary if you're only drilling downward from receptacle boxes, but you will need both the extension AND the 72" model for switch-to-very-tall-attic drilling or from receptacle-to-attic drilling.

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