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Offline iv3359

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Auger BIts
« on: August 22, 2017, 11:14:52 AM »
Looking for a good source for Auger Bits. Need a 3/4, 1, and 2", long enough to boar through 8x8 timbers. Where do you guys get yours?

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Re: Auger BIts
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 11:39:52 AM »
http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,50674.0.html

Jim and his partner have some great bits and they are sharp!! I highly recommend them!

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Re: Auger BIts
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2017, 08:24:30 AM »
Long (18") solid center auger bits with double spurs are hard to find, these days. But I found new Irwin ones available ($16-18) from Hardwick Hardware in Seattle. They will mail order.
Great store is you ever get to Seattle, in the U-District; lots of antique and hard-to-find tools.
Irwin, for some reason, no longer lists the long solid-center bits on their website, only ships augers.

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Re: Auger BIts
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2017, 04:23:47 PM »
For large 2 inch bits, vintage is the more likely source, however the common double twist bits will sometimes snap if used in a powered drill.  I have had good results with single spur auger bits, they are getting harder to find, check with industrial supply houses.  Avoid common unspurred auger bits or so called nail eaters, they will not bore clean holes.  Get an auger file and a set of carvers india stone files.
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2017, 02:14:02 PM »
I've been very pleased with the auger bits, and other tools Jim has provided.

Old time quality and totally functional and ready to work.

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Re: Auger BIts
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 03:25:14 PM »
The unanswered question is, do you need ships auger bits for an antique boring machine, a Milwaukee holehawg drill, or for something else.  For a large drill, bits are available with a hex shank from a number of sources -Irwin, Bosch, etc. 

For shorter bits for mortises, wood owl makes good bits(they make long ones too). 

For an antique boring machine, I prefer the antique bits.  As others have said, Jim Rogers is a good source.  The old bits in proper condition and sharpened are great.

If you are doing peg holes all the way through a timber, I'd want something to keep you perpendicular to the timber.  Boring machine does that well.  Fixtures for drill work too.  Some guys do it by eye too though.
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