13 Best Auger Drill Bits

List Updated July 2020

Bestselling Auger Drill Bits in 2020


IRWIN Tools SPEEDBOR Max Speed Auger Wood Drill Bit Set, 6-Piece, 3041006

IRWIN Tools SPEEDBOR Max Speed Auger Wood Drill Bit Set, 6-Piece, 3041006
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • The Fastest Speebor spade bit ever
  • Tri-Flute design for faster chip ejection
  • Cutting spurs have 3 cutting edges for added durability
  • Full screw tip allows bit to self feed
  • Grooved hex shank prevents slipping in drill chuck or bit extension

Pit Bull CHIAU0600 9-Inch Auger Drill Bit Set, 6-Piece

Pit Bull CHIAU0600 9-Inch Auger Drill Bit Set, 6-Piece
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Creates deep, clean holes quickly and cleanly in hard or soft wood
  • Lead screw pulls the bit into the work eliminating extra pressure and strain
  • Use these bits with a hand or electric drill
  • Comes complete with wood case
  • Sizes: 3/8", 15/32", 9/16", 5/8", 11/16", 25/32"

Drill Master 7 Piece Auger Bit Set

Drill Master 7 Piece Auger Bit Set
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Lead screw pulls bit into work eliminating extra pressure and strain
  • Specially heat-treated alloy steel resists damage from nails
  • 7-1/2" length
  • 3/8" hex shanks, 1/4" bit has 1/4" hex shank
  • Includes bit sizes 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8" and 1";

Pit Bull CHIAU0624 Auger Wood Drill Bits, 8-Piece

Pit Bull CHIAU0624 Auger Wood Drill Bits, 8-Piece
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Auger wood drill bits set in sizes from 1/4" to 25/32"
  • Can be used with hand auger drills, or power drills
  • Auger drill bits are an essential tool for carpenters, plumbers, electricians, etc.
  • Auger drill bits are constructed of tempered and hardened alloy steel and feature self feed tip
  • Auger bit sizes: 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 15/32", 9/16", 5/8", 11/16", and 25/32" all 24" length

Jisco JL24 Earth Auger, 1-3/4-Inch by 24-Inch Length

Jisco JL24 Earth Auger, 1-3/4-Inch by 24-Inch Length
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Earth auger
  • Made of strong steel
  • It is easy, quick, clean professional way to deep root feeding
  • Fits any 3/8in. or 1/2in. electric or cordless drill
  • Measures 1-3/4-Inch diameter by 24-inch length

Eagle Tool EA56254 Flex Shank Installer Drill Bit, Auger Style,9/16-Inch by 54-Inch, Made in the USA

Eagle Tool EA56254 Flex Shank Installer Drill Bit, Auger Style,9/16-Inch by 54-Inch, Made in the USA
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Aggressive and self feeding auger point
  • Flexible spring steel shank with wire fishing accommodation holes in the head and shank.
  • Three flat non-slip grip on the chuck end
  • Add a Quick Switch Hex to adapt to a Quick Change chuck part number ETHXKIT187
  • Made in USA

Greenlee 62PTS-3/4 Nail Eater Extreme Shorty Auger Bit, 3/4-Inch

Greenlee 62PTS-3/4 Nail Eater Extreme Shorty Auger Bit, 3/4-Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Improved cutting edge provides 30 Percent longer life span
  • Self-feeding screw point draws bit through wood
  • Overall length 7-5/8-Inch, twist length of 5-Inch
  • "Shorty" bits, for working in tight places, yet still can go through three abutting 2 by 4s
  • Made of super tough, heat-treated steel and cuts through nails and provides longer life

IRWIN 1890754 Flexible Installer Drill Bit with Auger Tip, 1-Inch Shank, 36-Inch Length

IRWIN 1890754 Flexible Installer Drill Bit with Auger Tip, 1-Inch Shank, 36-Inch Length
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Screw tip with aggressive pitch delivers easy starts and fast drilling Show as "Type A" tip icon on packaging
  • Dual spurs for faster, cleaner holes and less breakout
  • Hole in flute for easy wire pulling through walls, ceilings and floors
  • 3-flatted shank prevents slipping in drill chuck and includes hole for wire pulling
  • Tapered flute for faster chip ejection, less binding and smoother drilling Does not apply to 1/4" diameter SKUs

Irwin Industrial Tools 47424 1-1/2-Inch by 17-Inch Tubed Long Ship Auger Bit

Irwin Industrial Tools 47424 1-1/2-Inch by 17-Inch Tubed Long Ship Auger Bit
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Single cutter and side lip effortlessly bores holes in wood where nails may be encountered. Cuts through nails without damaging the bit
  • Full-length heat treatment guards against bending in heavy-duty applications and strengthens the twist where the greatest strain occurs
  • Hollow center flutes clear chips quickly out of holes
  • Wide lands help keep bit straight as it bores
  • Medium-fast screw point ideal for general woodboring applications. Bit can be resharpened

Century Drill and Tool 38113 12-Inch Ship Auger Drill Bit Extension, 1/2-Inch

Century Drill and Tool 38113 12-Inch Ship Auger Drill Bit Extension, 1/2-Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Yard Butler Roto Earth 18” Aerating Irrigating Planting Auger Drill Bit Digs Holes For You 1.25 inch diameter – REA-4

Yard Butler Roto Earth 18” Aerating Irrigating Planting Auger Drill Bit Digs Holes For You 1.25 inch diameter – REA-4
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020

Irwin Tools 3043007 5/8" x 17" WeldTec Ship Auger

Irwin Tools 3043007 5/8
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Each WeldTec auger bit features a hard cutting edge welded to the base material
  • Auger drill bit features a long-lasting nail-cutting life
  • Wide flutes and a 7/16-inch quick-change impact shank make this a versatile auger drill bit
  • 5/8" diameter
  • 17" overall length

Hitachi 728259 1/2-inch x 18-inch Auger Drill Bit

Hitachi 728259 1/2-inch x 18-inch Auger Drill Bit
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • 1/2-inch by 18-inch auger drill bit with 3/8-inch shank diameter
  • Precision design creates less wobble in the drill and bit
  • Self-feeding tip and wide throat leave cleaner holes
  • Ideal for wood, plastic and metal
  • Comes with a 30-day limited warranty
  • 1/2" x 18" Auger Bit
  • 3/8" shank
  • Precision design
  • High speed steel
  • Wood or Plastic

How to Unclog a Household Toilet Using a Closet Auger

This article briefly discusses how to unclog a household toilet using a closet auger.

Did the force cup plunger method fail to unclog your toilet? If so, you may need to reach for a closet auger. A closet auger is a 3 to 6-foot piece of flexible metal tubing that is partially covered in plastic. It is specifically designed to unclog toilets. One end of the auger's tubing has a crank-style handle and the other has a rounded, metal tip that looks like the top of a cotton swab. You can generally purchase a closet auger through hardware and home improvement stores for anywhere from $35 to $50. Here's how to use an auger to unclog your toilet:

Prepare the Work Area

Start by examining how much water is trapped inside the toilet bowl. If the bowl is more than half full, you'll need to remove some of the excess water. Otherwise, it will splash all over while you work.

Once that is done, remove the closet auger from its packaging. Make sure that the plastic boot is in place. It is designed to help keep the metal tubing from scratching or chipping your toilet's surface during the clog removal process.

Insert the Closet Auger

Insert the closet auger down into the toilet bowl. You will want to make sure that the auger's bulbous tip is inserted into toilet's drain opening before you start cranking. Once the auger tip is in the proper position, use the auger's handle to crank the flexible tubing deeper into the drain opening. Use caution as you crank. Failure to do so could cause the tip of the auger to damage the inside of the toilet's drain.

As you crank the tubing deeper into the drain, you will want to pay attention to the tension in the tubing. A change in tension is often an indication that the auger has hit the clog. Once the tip of the auger hits the clog, carefully push it in further until the tip is fully submerged inside the clog.

Remove the Closet Auger

Next, slowly retract the auger a few cranks at a time. The objective is to drag the clog out of the toilet. If you retract the auger too quickly, the auger's tip could become dislodged from the clog and thus leave it behind. After the toilet's clog has been cleared, you may want to use a septic system safe drain cleaner to remove any residual gunk from the toilet's trap.

Source: Personal Experience

Killeen Gonzalez has a history of completing DIY home improvement projects with her family.

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