I'm desperately searching for a handy crowd, so I'm dropping a note over here.
I'm working on getting my house wired with cat6, and of course the 3rd run tanked my day. Currently, I have a 4 foot drill bit stuck in the wall, and I can't get it to budge at all. This stupid bit cost $36 so I don't want to call it quits yet.
I'm not used to bits that have a self guiding tip, and I think that it was boring too quickly for it's own good. Especially since this is an old house made of hard wood. The bit made it through the floor board, but I can't see it in the basement, so it's either angled and tipped into the cement wall, in a beam, or caught a nail. There is no insulation wrapped around the bit, and I've tried 3 drills to try and reverse it. (two being 5amp AC powered)
Been debating tapping the top with a hammer, but I don't want to gnaw up the self drilling head which probably got me into this mess in the first place. I've also tried to back it out with vice grips, but they eventually slip and sparks fly everywhere. A friend might have a large pair in the morning, but if that fails I'm out of ideas. Any installers have another trick I can try?