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The SMART-BIT® Pre-Drilling and Countersinking Tool by Starborn makes pre-drilling and counter-sinking a breeze. This system works great with composites, hardwoods or any type of wood. The specially designed, replaceable powerbolic drill bits feature special fluting to cut through decking more than twice as fast as standard wood bits and the anti-clog debris cavity will assure no delays. Other features include pre-set countersink and shaft length, as well as no-mark rubber ring to keep your deck boards looking pristine.

The SMART-BIT® Pre-Drilling and Countersinking Tool comes in four standard sizes that are great for decking; #7 Trim, #8 Trim, #8 Flat, #10 Flat - and one larger size with longer bits, great for boardwalks and timber applications; #12 Flat. The Smart-Bit® tool package contains one (1) complete tool, two (2) extra replacement bits and one (1) hex wrench.

Composite Decks & Boardwalks - Works great with plastic wood composite as well as purely plastic decking materials. Even where the material does not require pre-drilling, use the Smart-Bit® to avoid mushrooming.
Hardwoods - Species such as ipe and mahogany are extremely hard and pre-drilling is highly recommended.
Decks using Hidden Clip Systems - Use the SMART-BIT® system to secure the first and last deck boards, as well as the fascia and steps, where hidden fasteners cannot be used.
Avoid Splitting - Pre-drilling with the Smart-Bit® at the end of each board will help avoid splitting.
Avoid Splintering - Regardless of the type of wood decking used, some splintering around the screw head will naturally occur if holes are not pre-drilled and countersunk.
General Woodworking - Although originally designed for deck building, SMART-BIT® has also become popular for installing cabinets and other general woodworking applications.


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Instructional Video

Starborn Guide to Deck Fastening (14.1 MB) 

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SMART-BIT® Pre-Drilling and Countersinking Tool Replacement Bits by Starborn
Package Contents(1) tool, (2) bits, (1) hex wrench
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