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Forum topic by DouginVa posted 04-30-2013 01:31 AM 970 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DouginVa

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04-30-2013 01:31 AM

Has anybody heard of this manufacturer? I have had limited success in locating any information or web sites for the company or their products on line. I have answered a Craigslist Ad for a 5 piece auger bit set made by this company but I can’t even locate the 5 bit set in a Google search. I just want to know if the selling price is good or not.

Anybody?

-- Just a man with his chisel.........


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#1 posted 04-30-2013 01:57 AM

Difficult to know if the selling price is good when we don’t know what the selling price is, DouginVa. You mention answering the Craiglist ad, could you elaborate and share with us the ad and your response?

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#2 posted 04-30-2013 02:06 AM

The seller is asking $20 for the set. Seems reasonable compared to other auger bit sets I’ve seen, just don’t know if Hickory Woodworking makes decent tools or not ….. or what the selling price is brand new.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#3 posted 04-30-2013 02:12 AM

Are these new auger bits or old auger bits? If they’re old then there was a house-branded line of tools called Hickory and sold by the Kelley-How-Thomson Hardware Co. They were up in Duluth from about the time Japan was beating up on Russia up through the War to end all Wars, then through the sequel to that war, and on through the Forgotten War until they were sold to Marshall-Wells. Like Sears or ACE, the brand would just be the seller and not the maker.

Of course if they’re new auger bits then I have no idea who Hickory is.
EDIT: And now I do. I googled HIckory auger bit set and here’s a pawn shop in Detroit selling the set for 6.99 so maybe $20 is a bit high…
http://www.pawndetroit.com/p-2419-hickory-tools-wood-auger-bit-set.aspx

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#4 posted 04-30-2013 02:17 AM

They’re new….in a nice plastic case. Not vintage, antiques or relics.

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#5 posted 04-30-2013 02:28 AM

There is someone around my area that sells these from time to time. The ones I looked at were junk. They also made sets of router bits. I would pass.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#6 posted 04-30-2013 04:04 AM

JustJoe’s link is the online presence of the Pawn shop featured in “Hardcore Pawn” on TruTV

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#8 posted 04-30-2013 04:53 AM

HF in my area has ssome very similar.
+1 for waho609/Jim guess its not that late in your house/shop.

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#9 posted 04-30-2013 05:02 AM

Not too bad my friend, around 10pm

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#10 posted 04-30-2013 12:30 PM

waho6o9, no....they were in a plastic case. sikrap, as a matter of fact the only things I could find doing an online search were router bits made by the same company. But I can’t locate a store that sells their products.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#11 posted 04-30-2013 05:41 PM

Do those have a hex shank? They wouldn’t work in my braces. I doubt VERY much that you will find a store that sells them. IMHO, you would be better served by going to a couple of estate sales and getting a vintage set. Much better quality.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#12 posted 04-30-2013 05:51 PM

Round shank….To use them in a bit brace was the reason I was considering them. I think I’ll pass on these….I had doubts to begin with which is why I posted the question.

Thanks all!

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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