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Milwaukee Ship Auger Bits

The new Milwaukee ship auger bits and auger bits are designed for electricians, utility workers, plumbers or any trade requiring deep hole drilling in wood. These are perfect for the company’s new M18 FUEL Hole Hawg Right Angle Drills. The new Ship Auger bits are constructed of high carbon steel and feature a new cutting head design with a special heat treatment process to provide optimal life when encountering nails during cutting. Anyone who has ever drilled an auger bit into nail-infested wood will appreciate any steps taken to make this a smoother process. These new features are said to produce up to two times the life of other ship auger bits.


The special heat-treating process allows the edge to stay sharper longer and reduces the need to be sharpened, leading to increased productivity and reduced downtime. The bit flutes are also polished, and then coated with an industrial non-stick material to ensure faster chip ejection and reduce clogging when drilling deep holes. The shank undergoes an additional hardening process to provide maximum durability and impact rating, ensuring bit versatility across every application.

The bits come standard with a 7/16″ power groove quick-change shank and are available in a wide variety of diameters in both 6″ and 18-1/2″ lengths. The new Auger bits, which are designed for clean wood cutting only, feature a new double-wing spur design that scribes the edges of the hole  to produce a cleaner cut. Like its ship auger counterpart, the auger bits have polished non-stick flutes and extra hard shanks. The new auger bits can be used with a corded or cordless impact wrench as well.

To compliment the auger and ship auger bit lines, Milwaukee is also offering two sets with the most common sizes of auger and ship auger bits. The 4-Piece Auger Bit Set contains the following sizes: 1/2″, 3/4″, 7/8″, and 1″ at the 6-1/2″ length. The 3-Piece Ship Auger Bit Set contains: 1/2″, 3/4″, and 1″ at the 18″ length. Both sets come with a heavy duty canvas roll up pouch which we like very much for this type of tool.

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