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Author Topic: Got a working Snell boring machine! Need bits -any modern bits that will work?  (Read 753 times)

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Got a nice working snell boring machine, and a couple of old bits to fit.  The old bits need a bit of work to make them useable, which I plan on doing.  

Are there any modern bits available that will work in these things? Wondering if an Irwin 1 1/2 bit could be made to work.  Anyone go down this path? My apologies if this has been talked about already, I could not find anything using search. 

Thanks!

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Well, I spoke too soon! I did find this:
Bits for a James Swan boring machine in Timber Framing/Log construction

Jim, do you till have these for sale?

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Sure do in for sale section of this forum
See timber framing hand tools for sale thread
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Jim, video request! If you have free time at some point a lesson on tuning up those bits would be much appreciated.
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Jim, video request! If you have free time at some point a lesson on tuning up those bits would be much appreciated.
Old Sneelock on youtube has done many videos on sharpening this types of bits.
Here is one:

Here is another one showing how to clean it.

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