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Forum topic by RobH posted 02-27-2008 09:03 PM 822 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-27-2008 09:03 PM

Anyone got an idea of where I can get auger bits for a bit brace? Of course, with the waning popularity of hand tools, these things are near impossible to find. Anyone got a good source for them?


-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#1 posted 02-27-2008 09:41 PM

eBay is always a good place to look.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-27-2008 10:21 PM

I bought a nice set of 13 on eBay. These larger sets are going for between $30 and $60. There are smaller set too.

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#3 posted 02-27-2008 10:27 PM

I’ve got some at yard sales. I bought about 15 assorted Stanley bits for $2.00.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#4 posted 02-27-2008 10:48 PM

I just poked around for fun and found some at Grizzly (right hand side of page), both in a set and individual. These have hex shanks. I always remembered Dad’s as having tapered square shanks. (?) If these are not for a brace, then what are they for?


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 02-28-2008 12:19 AM


The hex shanks are for normal drills. Although I would like to use an auger for the bunk bed project, I may have to just get a long 1/2” bit.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#6 posted 02-28-2008 12:21 AM

I just got a box of 70 auger bits off e-bay for about $40.00.

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#7 posted 02-28-2008 04:12 AM

Hey Rikkor, congrats, I know you were looking for those things. I’d only add to this that if you buy used auger bits, go ahead and buy a Nicholson auger bit file to sharpen them. It’ll cost you like $8 off of Amazon.

-- Eric at

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#8 posted 02-28-2008 05:10 AM

Nice deal Rikkor! I should have waited a little longer, before I placed my bid.

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#9 posted 02-28-2008 06:17 AM

Irwin actually still makes them. They are pricey though. I see them all the time at swap meets and antique shops too.

-- Scott - Chico California

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