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#1 posted 11-05-2018 01:00 AM

I use a brace and augers frequently. My augers are of mixed manufacturers as I acquired them from several yard sales, junque shops etc over the years. There is a distinct difference between those for hardwoods and those for soft woods. Primarily its the lead screw pitch. (The lead screw is the small tapered point on the tip) Course thread for soft wood, fine pitch for hardwood. Additionally, single flute or double. Again, soft or hardwood.
Sharpening is a breeze. A fine warding file and a small square edge honing stone are all that’s needed.
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