A good day at the post office.

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    Peter George
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    In addition to receiving my plow plane back from Veritas, I also received a box from The Best Things.

    I bought a set of Stanley auger bits and a Yankee 1530A hand drill. The hand drill has a transmission with 5 settings:
    1: Locked (for changing bits)
    2: A ratchet setting that turns the drill clockwise which ever way you turn the handle.
    3: Standard clockwise ratchet
    4: Standard counter clockwise ratchet
    %: Works as a normal drill

    I’ve attached some pictures. The auger bits are barely used and the hand drill works perfectly.

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

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    Salko Safic
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    @salko

    Those auger bits look new you must of paid a fortune for it but that’s one antique dealer I trust.

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    Peter George
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    @pjgeorge

    I paid $129 US for these bits, a set of new Irwin made in Brazil bits is $150 US. I bought the Irwin set a couple of years ago because I couldn’t find anything used locally. Let’s just say the fit and finish of the Irwin bits left much to be desired.

    I think the bits I bought were cheaper because three of them are from a different set and the box is kind of banged up but I’m really happy with them. I tried them out and now I know how a decent auger bit should cut.

    I’ve bought a few things from The Best Things and have never been disappointed. I think the prices are reasonable if you avoid the collectibles and I’m willing to pay not to use Ebay.

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

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