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Helping a friend clear out a barn. Found these in a bag. I have no use for them.If anyone can use them. Send me an address on PM
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Make to fit a "yankee" hand brace.
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Those two are spoken for. But I still have a barn to go through. About fifty years of storage to look through.
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I have 2 of the hand braces and a bunch of those bits. Haven't used them in over 25 years. I know People have tried cutting off the shank and chucking them in a drill, with poor results.
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Not rare.
Can still buy these auger bits from any number of suppliers, either with the square tang, or with a smooth shank to fit a power drill. They work really well in a good slow speed 1/2" drill motor with the second handle to counteract the torque. I use these on all my timber projects. Much better than paddle bits for deep, accurate holes.
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Yes, I too have used the modern versions of these "ship augers" (that's the name I heard for them?).

A nice, big, SLOW drill motor, and if you can hang on, man will these suckers DRILL!!
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A bit different use by Electricians. Even have a nail cutter version as I recall. Use a 2 handed drill and if they catch, they will screw you into the ground..
Yup, that is what I use.
Everyone buys the big "line Hog" angle drill with the 13 amp motor. I had seen what they can do - actually saw a broken wrist, more than one smashed hand with broken bones!!, people on ladders getting screwed, and getting off balance and falling.

I bought the smaller 5.5 amp Magnum, and used it daily for over 10 years without a problem. Electricians do not normally have to bore big holes. A lot of the holes we drill are overhead, thru floor joists, and holding that line hog over your head is a back killer.

Plumbers drill big holes and need the line hog.
Best I can say is use 2 handles and try to set it up so that when (not if) bit catches, the handle you kept you hand off of hits something solid, giving you time to stop drill. When that is not possible, I used to tell people to wrap a few turns of the plug end of the extension cord around something solid, like a stud, and set it up so drill cord does not have much slack. When bit grabs and drill spins, it unplugs and drill stops.
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Hi,
I learned that you need to dull the lead screw slightly to help control hogging when using a augur bit in an elect. drill. My 2˘.
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We used a 1" chuck drill on some shear connector ring grove. It took 2 guys to operate. One guy would run it himself but he wore a note on his back to "unplug me after the third time around", clown.
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have you ever seen what my father called a post drill, it was several ft. long, you put your foot in a hoop on the floor , loosened a thumb screw and pushed the drill part up to the floor joist. tighten the thumb screw push the bit against the wood and pull down this strap that turned the bit. it had a ratchet when the strap went back up. a hand drill to drill holes while standing on the floor overhead. it took the bits with the square on the end like the hand brace.
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