For Sale: Russell Jennings Auger Bits

Here we have a variety of Russell Jennings-style auger bits, tuned up and ready to bore. I’m an Irwin fan, myself, but these would have made a convert of me if I needed bits. All have single-threaded lead screws. All were tested in 8/4 swamp white oak.

A. An unmarked No. 12 with dark, even patina. I was concerned at first because the two spurs had been very slightly beveled along the outside, but surprisingly, my test bore was clean and quick with no binding. $3 sold.

Unmarked No. 12

Unmarked No. 12

B. A No. 16 with a single spur. The mark is not one I know – Dennis, maybe? (Leave a comment if you recognize it!) Some surface rust from sitting unused. $3

Single spur No. 16

Single spur No. 16

"Dennis" ...maybe?

“Dennis” …maybe?

C. A later No. 16 with two spurs, marked “Russell Jennings Quick Boring.” This and the No. 12 above would make a solid start to a user kit. Ready to go. $3 sold.

Russell Jennings Quick Boring

Russell Jennings Quick Boring

D. Three stubby single-spur No. 13s. Each marked Russell Jennings. The oldest of the three has a chip out of the cutting edge, which should work out with additional filing. Despite the chip, it performed the best of these three. $2 each. (The oldest is sold.)

Three of a kind

Three of a kind

Chipped edge will file away

Chipped edge will file away

E. Two stubby single-spur No. 16s. Each marked Russell Jennings. $2 each. One remaining.

A Pair of Stubby No. 16s

A Pair of Stubby No. 16s

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The fine print:
– To purchase this item or to ask a question, please use the contact form below.
– Purchasing is pretty simple. Let me know you want a tool, and I’ll let you know the cost for shipping (Priority Mail Flat Rate unless you request otherwise). Send me that amount via PayPal, and I’ll package and ship your purchase.
– Returns are pretty simple, too. If you’re dissatisfied with the item you receive, let me know. Ship back the unmodified tool at your expense and I’ll refund your original purchase price.

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