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WoodOwl Ship Auger Bits Single Flute Nail Chipper

Wood Owl, located in Miki, Japan, has specialized in the production of drill and auger bits for the woodworking industry since 1923. While the factory is highly mechanized, many of the operations are still performed by hand by highly skilled workers. These bits are classified as Standard Ship Auger Bits. They have a single flute, single cutting head and no spur (the outer cutting edge that scores the outside of a hole). As they do not have a spur, they can cut through nails without sustained damage. The will not leave as clean a hole as other Woodowl single flute Combination Ship Auger Bits with spurs. These bits cut very fast due to the single flute design which provides efficient chip ejection. They are hand sharpened which also enhances cutting speed. These bits are not cast or forged but milled and ground from solid round blanks. The sharp lead screws are also precision ground and machined allowing bits to start immediately into wood once the drill is started. These machining processes produce bits that are perfectly concentric with very little wobble. They will drill accurate diameter holes, require less energy to power through wood and create less heat. They will also drill straight and true through all types of wood with minimal wandering. These bits are made from high-carbon S55C steel specially designed for Woodowl bits. Cutting heads are fully induction hardened to 58 HRC. These bits can be used in cordless or corded drills and hand braces. Bits come in plastic storage tubes to protect them when not in use. These bits can be resharpened using a Woodowl feather sharpening file.