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Anyone who has tried the Japanese-made WoodOwl Tri-Cut drill bits knows how great they are. These bits (read Chris Schwarz endorsement here) cut fast and clean, clear the chips efficiently, and stay sharp for a very long time. The WoodOwl Tri-Cut drill bit digs and pulls itself into the wood via a snail screw, and cuts the fibers via the three spur cutters.

The WoodAwl drill bit from Japan has a hexagonal shank.

Its exceptional screw geometry allows it to cut the fibers effortlessly and leave the rims of the hole crisp. Since the bit’s shank is hexagonal it will fit perfectly into the modern three-jaw chuck, such as the one we find in cordless or corded drills. But when installed into the two-jaw chuck of a traditional brace and bit it might underperform due to a less-than-optimal purchase of the two-jaws. 

The two-jaw chuck of most traditional brace and bits drills does not support a hexagonal drill shank.

But thanks to Mike Taylor of Taylor Toolworks we can now enjoy the full extent of the WoodOwl bits performances in our brace and bit drills too.


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