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Mark Mandell - Gone Round in New Jersey
from what I'm reading.
The ship auger bit (different from other augers) is guided by the outboard surface and pulled into the wood with the aggressive screw tip. The drill will jam in the hole if very much shavings get packed into the flute. I had mine "seize" so badly that my big 1/2" Milwaukee hammer drill threatened to go smoke-free trying to back it out; literally had to use a socket and ratchet to carefully back it out by hand hoping to not snap it off in the hole. The barefoot treatment is supposed to make it easier to withdraw the bit to clear it, but still cut well and straight.

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