Auger Bits are offered in 24 and 30 in. long versions.
June 8, 2009 -
Designed for drilling holes in salt treated utility poles or wood structures, hardened alloy steel auger bits features self-feeding threaded screw point to draw bit completely through wood, and over center flute design allows for evacuating of chips. Self feed cutting edge can be re-sharpened multiple times, and 7/16 in. hex shank comes with quick change groove for use with impact drivers. Units are suited for use by utility workers and electrical contactors.
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|Original Press release |
Greenlee Textron, Inc.
4455 Boeing Dr.
Rockford, IL, 61109
Greenlee New Long Auger Bits Exceed the Standard
Made to make drilling in utility poles and other wood structure faster and easier
ROCKFORD, Ill. May, 2009 -Greenlee, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, recently launched its new 24-inch and 30-inch long auger bits to its holemaking product line. The new extended length auger bits were developed to make it easier for utility workers and electrical contactors to drill holes with a depth exceeding that of standard 18-inch auger bits, especially in salt treated utility poles or other wood structures.
"We wanted to develop a longer length auger bit that would work much better than an extension for use in utility applications," said Brian Allison, Senior Product Manager. "Extensions sometimes catch or prevent the feeding of chips and that's not the best situation for the end-user."
The long auger bits are made from hardened alloy steel and designed with Greenlee's patented cutting edge for fast and easy drilling. The self-feeding threaded screw point draws the bit completely through the wood, so there's no need to push the bit while driving the shaft. The over center flute design allows for the evacuating of chips. The shaft is straightened for fewer vibrations to the hand and to help control the quality of the wood.
The cutting edge can be re-sharpened multiple times and will continue to self feed. The 7/16-inch hex shank comes with an easy to fit quick change groove for optimal use with Impact Drivers.
For more information on Greenlee's 24-inch and 30-inch long auger bits, or other holemaking products from Greenlee, a Textron Inc. company, call 1-800-435-0786 or visit www.greenlee.com.
Greenlee is known as a global leader in the professional tool category. The Rockford, Illinois-based company develops high quality innovative products distinguished by customer-driven design and differentiated by supply chain excellence. Greenlee also leverages its powerful brands such as Tempo, Fairmont, and Klauke in the electrical, construction and maintenance markets worldwide. More information is available at www.greenlee.com.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.