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Are there new, off the shelf expansive bits that are worth buying? I have an old one that barely works, yet is still one of the most useful bits I own. You can drill any moderate to large-ish hole and have the advantage of watching for the snail to emerge so that you can come back the other way and end up with a clean, cut hole. The one I have is from a flea market and it was mis-sharpened by its previous owner. Nothing I’ve tried has made it much better. I think the abuse was just too much, so I’d like to just order a new one, if a decent new one is available. I think Irwin still makes them, but do they work or are they junk like so many other modern tools?
Larry, thanks for the info about spindle chairs. I’ll likely have more questions for you (or anyone), if that is okay.