A spiral shaped drilling bit, usually long.


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PANCAKE AUGER

An auger having one spiral web, 12 to 15 inches (30 to 38 centimeters) in diameter, attached to the bottom end of a slender central shaft; used as removable deadman to which a drill rig or guy line is anchored.

MORTISING MACHINE

A machine employing an auger and a chisel to produce a square or rectangular mortise in wood.

AUGER BIT

a A bit shaped like an auger but without a handle; used for wood boring and for earth drilling.

AUGER BORING

1. The hole drilled by the use of auger equipment. 2. See auger drilling.

AUGER DRILLING

A method of drilling in which penetration is accomplished by the cutting or gouging action of chisel-type cutting edges forced into the substance by rotation of the auger bit. Also known as auger boring.

AUGER PACKER

A feed mechanism that uses a continuous auger or screw inside a cylindrical sleeve to feed hard-to-flow granulated solids into shipping containers, such as bags or drums.

BOXING

1. The threaded nut for the screw of a mounted auger drill. Also known as box. 2. A method of securing shafts solely by slabs and wooden pegs.

CLEANOUT JET AUGER

An auger equipped with water-jet orifices designed to clean out collected material inside a driven pipe or casing before taking soil samples from strata below the bottom of the casing. Also known as cleanout auger.

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