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    Mark68
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    I’ve just bought a 10″ hand brace drill so I am now looking to purchase some augur drill bits for it.

    Ebay is a bit hit and miss, so anyone know of a good online source from which to get them?

    I can’t find the video, but Paul had a nice set of 13 bits in a pouch. Something like that I’d be interested in.

    Thank you

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

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    #310320

    Depending on how much money you have and where you live? If you are looking for a starter set or may not going to use them daily, you can’t beat Harbor Freight.

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    #310327
    Edmund
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    https://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/store/dept/TD/item/MS-JB.XX has the Jennings pattern augur bits, which Paul prefers to the Irwin pattern. You can also get high-end sets at Lee Valley and probably a million other sites.

    Cheapie sets are available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Irwin-Tools-43697-Braced-Centre/dp/B001HWQKFE/ref=pd_sim_469_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=YG60HJAJVMTZWYDTV8Z0

    Keep in mind many augur bits such as you find at the home centers are intended for use with power tools, not braces. I don’t know how it would effect the work, just letting you know there are bits for hand braces and bits for power tools, and I don’t know how wise it is to use them outside their intended domain. Might be perfectly fine. Hopefully someone else can address this issue.

    #310328
    Mark68
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    Thanks both for the recommendations

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #310329
    rodrat
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    I bought mine off ebay. An old Irwin set back when they were top of the line. I got a good deal on them and I even got lucky, as the last owner knew how to sharpen them correctly so they were like new.

    #310331
    Peter George
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    I bought a set of Irwin bits from Amazon. They were usable after sharpening, but the fit and finish was not very good. I purchased the set I use now for The Best Things. They are a set of Stanley Jennings pattern bits, probably from the ’30s. They were in excellent condition and cost me about the same as the Irwin bits. They came in the original wooden box, which I like.

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

    #310333
    Mark68
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    I just bought 12 of them off ebay for £10.50 p&p

    They’ll need some care but hopefully they’ll work

    Thanks all for the feedback

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #310335
    Sven-Olof Jansson
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    Contemporary auger bits with hexagonal shanks do very well with a hand brace, as do both brad point and forstner bits.

    The auger bits from
    https://www.fine-tools.com/bohr.html
    have been good. Those from Luna (UK and Scandinavia) are also of high quality,

    The brad point bits by Veritas and Festool are superb.

    /soj

    Sven-Olof Jansson
    London, UK; Boston, MA

    #310336
    Mark68
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    These are the ones I bought

    https://ssli.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/34YAAOSwcUBYI34c/$_1.JPG?set_id=880000500F

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

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