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Lindas

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A very belated happy new year! Illness, family in hospital and minor surgery have delayed sorting at dad's workshop but I am back to it and have a few things for help with! As I don't know what they are I am never sure if I have posted in the right section so apologies if not!
 

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I'm not exactly sure what the first one in the brass sleeve is for, I think you're probably right when you say it might be some kind of depth stop for it though.

The second lot look like power augers (round shank) or maybe old-style bit and brace augers with the square taper tangs cut off.

The third lot are a mixture of old-style bit and brace augers and maybe some power augers, the one with the modern hex shank is definitely a power auger.

As far as value is concerned I have no idea but some brands like Mathieson, Ridgway and Irwin are more desired amongst the old bit and brace fogies :lol:
 

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Thank you so much. If one lot of bits have been cut could they be used by anyone else?
 

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Lindas":33iqsisw said:
Thank you so much. If one lot of bits have been cut could they be used by anyone else?
Yes, they could. The square taper end only works in a brace. A round end may have been wanted to use in a manual breast drill, which generally had a chuck designed for holding round stemmed bits. Worth adapting if you needed to make quite deep holes in wood. A bit odd to have so many the same size though.

Probably all usable unless worn out by repeated sharpening.
 

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Many thanks Andy. I do like to at least know that I am listing. I'll take a look at their sharpness. Linda
 

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Sheffield Tony":3i6na61m said:
Any with the right sized round shank for the boring machine Andy ?
Possibly, but I've got some nice ones which fit it well.
Well remembered though, the same thought crossed my mind.
 
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