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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This bit is way too aggressive to be used to drill dog holes. I’ve used those in construction to run wires thru 2x’s and the holes are not pretty! Maybe you saw him using a brad point or fortsner bit? 

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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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On 10/11/2021 at 6:29 AM, Mark J said:

@Chet , that bit has a 3/4" shank.  Do they have one with a reduced size shank?

Yes, The pictures aren't accurate, but in the description they sate the the bigger bits has1/2 inch shank.

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That lead screw looks just like the ones on my self-feeding plumbing bits.   It pulls the bit in as the rest of the bit cuts.  They use the same lead screw on bits that I have up to 3-5/8".  On the big bits, the lead screw is replaceable.

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