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Posted on Drilling DEEP Dog Holes in Hard Maple

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#1 posted 11-11-2012 03:37 AM

I was just watching a Paul Sellers video and think I figured out the answer to your problem. The screw on the end of auger bits is actually what pulls the bit into the wood. So on the holes where it’s punched through, there’s nothing pulling the big into the wood. Go around and drill from the other side just as the screw punches through. On the other holes, most likely the screw has stripped out and isn’t pulling the bit into the wood. Try using another bit and enlarging that pilot type hole that the screw creates. You’ll likely have to really bear down on the brace to get it to cut off those shoulders, but once the screw catches again, you should be good to go. Hope that helps and I’m right!


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