Auger bit with bent lip

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    Jukka Huuskonen
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    Hi,

    Looks like I’ve dropped my auger bit and it’s lip is all bent out (0.5 mm from end). Any suggestions on how to fix it?

    -Jukka – never sharpened a drill bit in my life (yet…)

    #677210
    Larry Geib
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    Ouch!
    I assume you mean the spur on an auger bit.

    You could try hammering it gently back into line with a small brass mallet, but you always risk cracking or breaking it if it hasn’t cracked already..

    But you might get lucky. Auger bits aren’t tempered all that hard so they can be filed to sharpen.

    Paul has a good tutorial on sharpening.

    Sharpening an Auger Bit

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by Larry Geib.
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