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Offline dunknskunk

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Hand Auger
« on: Feb 15, 2021, 02:25 PM »
Last year I nailed a submerged rock drilling a hole and now my auger wont drill for crap. I also acquired 2 more from a buddy but they seem to wobble and don't drill effectively. 2 of them are Eskimo and the other is an old school one. Will replacement blades improve these augers or are they junk now? 

Offline hardwater diehard

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Re: Hand Auger
« Reply #1 on: Feb 15, 2021, 04:09 PM »
What size and blade type do you have ..I assume Mora/shaver blades ..get a set and try them ..if the auger is bent and/or wobbly you could always buy another same size auger and have a extra set of blades . You could also sharpen a set you have as well.

Add your location to your profile ..could be a shop nearby .
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Re: Hand Auger
« Reply #2 on: Feb 15, 2021, 04:15 PM »

 Get some new blades for the auger you had the mishap with
 

Offline dunknskunk

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Re: Hand Auger
« Reply #3 on: Feb 16, 2021, 03:23 PM »
Thanks guys just wanted to make sure it wasn't futile

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Re: Hand Auger
« Reply #4 on: Feb 16, 2021, 03:30 PM »
Thanks guys just wanted to make sure it wasn't futile

Once you fix your dilemma

 https://www.fish307.com/auger-blade-sharpening/
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Re: Hand Auger
« Reply #5 on: Feb 16, 2021, 06:31 PM »
Once you fix your dilemma

 https://www.fish307.com/auger-blade-sharpening/

They wont sharpen damaged blades.. I'm guessing hitting a rock damaged them. Just a heads up, dont want to waste shipping money if they wont sharpen them
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Offline bearnoob

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Re: Hand Auger
« Reply #6 on: Feb 16, 2021, 07:14 PM »
Yes new blades will help. Thankfully, augers are not as easy to permanently damage as I feared. My friend once thought he could skip drilling the last inch with my Mora and just slam the s**t out of the last inch or 2. Auger wouldn't cut after that. New blades fixed the problem.
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