Pesky Little Brass Screws and such

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Review by MrWoody posted 04-17-2008 03:02 PM 2463 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Because of a recent post by Betsy I decided to post this review.
Auger gimlets are small hand drills that closely match screw sizes and are handy for pre-drilling holes for Little brass screws. I also use them for drilling small holes in small pieces when making toys.
I listed them as Lee Valley but they are available elsewhere as they are not made by Lee Valley.
I’ve had mine for over 20 years and the smallest is showing some wear, so I would say they are a good investment

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#1 posted 04-17-2008 03:16 PM

GREAT solution – THANKS for the posting ! I use the threaded awl, but these are well worth adding the tool collection.

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#2 posted 04-17-2008 04:12 PM

Great review. Thanks

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#3 posted 04-17-2008 05:41 PM

Great review, I want a set….....never too many tools.

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#4 posted 04-17-2008 07:02 PM

I missed those and I go ther every saturday.
This time for sure!

thanks for posting this.

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#5 posted 04-17-2008 10:09 PM

what a great idea

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#6 posted 04-17-2008 10:52 PM


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#7 posted 04-18-2008 12:19 AM


Thanks for the info. Never knew there was such a thing. They would be nice to have when you need them.

God Bless

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#8 posted 04-18-2008 03:38 AM

Gimlets are nessary if you ever plan to use cut nails in any construction. Got mine at Garrett Wade.

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#9 posted 04-18-2008 05:16 AM

another tool to add to my wish list !

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#10 posted 04-18-2008 05:48 AM

Bob gets to go to Lee Valley every Saturday… :-( Well I suppose there has to be adequate compensation for living in the frozen North beside all the brisk air.

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#11 posted 04-18-2008 12:25 PM

Nice review. I have missed that as well. I look through the Lee Valley site all the time and say I want that, I want that…...

I could not imagine going there every week and coming back without maxing my credit card out. :)

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#12 posted 04-18-2008 03:21 PM

MrWoody – thanks——I’m thinking if I continue to do boxes I need to get a set of these. It’s frustrating when you strip screws like that.

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#13 posted 05-09-2008 03:12 AM

Interesting… but how are these better than pre-drilling a pilot hole with my cordless drill? Other than they don’t run out of batter juice??

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