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IRWIN’s commitment to consumer driven innovation and product performance has lead to the category creation of tools, like the UNIBIT® step drill bit and the IRWIN auger bit, that Electrician’s have come to depend on to get the job done right.

Electrician FAQ

What is the function of the hole in an auger bit?

The hole in the flute of the Installer Bits is to hook a wire through to ai... Read more

How do you sharpen your 1"speedbor ship auger bit ?

You should use a small triangular file. Your local hardware store may even ... Read more

I recently purchased an old 13 piece set of IRWIN Solid Centre Stem Auger Bits from a used tools store for use in a hand-brace. The bits came in a wooden box with a swing-out lower drawer, and a black descriptive label on the inside lid. The box label says "1 set 20 1-2 quarters". What do these numbers mean? The bit numbers are 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16.

The 4, 5, 6 etc refers to the size in sixteenths. 4 is 4/16 or 1/4". 6 is 6... Read more