I have learned to despise paddle bits. Some hears back I was building some flag holders for the Girl Scout troop and when using a drill press to drill the hole in the stand using a paddle bit, it caught and the entire flag stand began to spin. Worried about my wife's car parked close by, I tried to stop the spinning with my hand, a really stupid move. I wasn't cut, but my hand and forearm hurt like heck. I felt like I'd hit my funny bone and the sensation took a week to subside. Since then, I always clamp workpieces to the drill press table and I don't think I've used a paddle bit since.