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