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Offline DANMAN

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Especially powered augers

Tilt your auger 5  to 10 degrees off  vertical when drilling.     helps avoid blades getting bound at break thru

The rationale being ...... that a tilted auger will create a downward “leading edge” and a “trailing edge” to the hole being drilled.       

Break thru will occur at the leading edge.      And not across the entire circle face of the hole


Seems to work well for me. IMO

Offline lefty2053

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Re: Tip to prevent auger from binding when drilling a hole
« Reply #1 on: Feb 10, 2021, 06:31 AM »
I will give that a try. Sounds logical.
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Offline Redneck Fishfinder

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Re: Tip to prevent auger from binding when drilling a hole
« Reply #2 on: Feb 10, 2021, 07:20 AM »
Definitely trying that- I hate when that happens, I'm always afraid that I'm going to damage the auger
   

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Re: Tip to prevent auger from binding when drilling a hole
« Reply #3 on: Feb 10, 2021, 08:55 AM »
I believe I may have invented this technique  ;D..all may holes tend to be at a bit of an angle ...as I put my Clam Plate out in front of me ..arms length...start to drill and then step over top of it to finish the job.
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