Working length: 400mm
An auger drill bit is used to bore holes in timber. It is great for drillingholes in thatch poles to insert threaded rods.
The design is very similar to a forstner drill bit, as it 'shaves' itselfthrough the wood. A low rpm rotary drill with a planetary gearbox is required tobe used with auger drill bits.
An auger drill bit is one of the very first types of drill bits used in thecarpenter industry to bore holes in timber.
A very early example of the auger drillbit is the scotch eyed auger. The pilot guide is threaded to 'pull' the drillbit into the wood. The cutting edge forms part of the auger helix to assist thedrill bit with the removal of shavings. Nowadays, auger drill bitsare used with powerful electric rotary drills to speed up the process of boringholes.
Take care when drilling with auger drill bits. The auger drill bit tends to jerkthe rotary drill when drilling. Keep the rotary drill steady with both hands toprevent wrist injury.