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.
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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.
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...
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.