Wood Owl Auger Bit


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Has anyone used a bit like this?  Marc had recommend one for drilling 3/4 dog holes (I think) but I am not sure if I am using it right. The threads at the bottom of the bit are almost self drilling and it either tries to pull the wood out of my hand or if I clamp the wood the bit almost bores itself and I feel like I have lost control of the speed of depth. Do you have to use super slow or is there another trick?  Anything better for deep 3/4 or 1 inch holes?  I have some forstner bits but did not think you wanted to use them super deep into woods. 

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You want to order this bushing.  You mount the bushing in a piece of wood and use it as a template to start the hole.  You will probably need to remove the bushing template to finish drilling to the full depth of the hole.

Lee Valley Dog hole bushing.

And this bit in 3/4 inch size.  Make sure you select the 3'4 inch bit from the drop down menu.

Brad point bit 3/4"

 

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