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  • #26663
    Sandy
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    I recently had some discussions with a friend about auger bits. I’ve found a bunch of them in the antique stores but the biggest part of them have the screw tip missing or messed up beyond repair. Anybody know of fixes for this?

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #26666
    Dave Riendeau
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    Sandy, I’ve rehabbed a few augerbits by taking a very fine saw file and recut the snail, then drill a hole with the snail only, fill the hole with rubbing compound and run the snail in and out till it’s shiny and sharp. I’m not sure about how to go about replacing a broken snail.

    -Canada

    #26670
    Sandy
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    Dave, I saw that in another blog somewhere. I have a few that are missing the snail. I may try to braze a new one in. The bit is trash anyway if that doesn’t work.. 🙂

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    #26685
    Dave Riendeau
    Participant

    An old carpenter friend showed me that trick years ago, now people blog about it 🙂

    Aren’t auger bits tempered steel, won’t brazing ruin them? I’m no welder so I really have no clue about metal working.

    -Canada

    #26709
    Sandy
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    I’m sure that it will take the temper out to some degree. But the bit is no good like it is. I’ll try one and let you know how it works and check the hardness to see where it goes.

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

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