Auger bit types

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  • #770216
    billstennett
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    I recently bought these auger bits at a market complete with a brace Without knowing much about them.

    It turns out that there are quite a few different types of auger bits and the ones I found are apparently bullnose auger bits.

    The problem have when trying to use them it that I cannot start a hole cleanly – is that just a characteristic of these type of bits? I’d be interested to know if anyone has any ideas about this.

    Cheers

    Bill

    #770222
    Darren
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    Can’t remember the name of this type but these don’t have the “wings” on them that other styles have.

    The snail looks in good condition so I think they should pull in okay, perhaps you need to sharpen the cutting edges on the main body?

    Interested to see what other more experienced people on here think!

    Darren.

    #771080
    billstennett
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    Thanks for the reply – from what I have read these are “bullnose” auger bits and, apparently they are good for drilling angled holes because they don’t have the wings at the edges.

    It seems to me though though that an angled hole still isn’t much use if the entry/exit has a lot of tear-out. Maybe they are intended for rough work?

    Interested in any thoughts.

    Does anyone what type of auger bits we see Paul using in his videos?

    Cheers

    Bill

    #773010
    Dave Ring
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    Here’s a link to an old Ridgway catalog:

    https://archive.org/details/RidgwayCatalogueNoB62/page/n15/mode/2up?view=theater

    See page 11. According to Ridgway this “Scotch pattern” is the most popular pattern for hard woods.

    Dave

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 3 days ago by Dave Ring.
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