Modern auger on brace and bit

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    ederkb
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    Paul said in one video we can use regular (eletric drill type) auger bits with the brace and bit.

    Does anyone tried it? I don’t have a 1″ bit for my brace and cant find one.

    Thanks in advance.

    Eder

    #136212
    Matt McGrane
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    I have not tried that, but it seems to me the chuck in a brace might not hold a round shank firmly enough. There are different types of chucks on different braces. Some might hold the round shank better than others. Mine is a two-jaw chuck and I think it is meant to hold square tapered shank bits. I don’t think it would hold round shank bits very well.

    If you wanted to buy a 1″ bit for your brace, they are easy enough to find on e-Bay or Etsy or flea markets.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #136227
    MTaylor
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    I have several 2 and 3 jaw chuck braces, after being incredibly disappointed with Irwin auger bits I switched to Wood Owl bits and have been extremely happy with the result. They are hex shanked, they cut a very clean hole. I recently used mine on a mock timber frame project to drill 3/8 draw bole holes 5 inches deep.

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