Bates Brace Auger Bit 1.25 Dia. x 16 inch Long
This is a nice, clean heavy duty 16" long x 1.25" diameter brace auger bit. It is marked on the shank "BATES 5" referring to 5 quarters size. This is a double spiral auger bit for heavy duty work. It was most likely made by Superior but is not clearly marked. We note that the tapered end is for larger chucks in good shape, the cutting edge, both side spurs, and the threaded screw end are all in very good working order. We also note no rust, a nice smooth finish, the inside spiral is clean and polished smooth. The spiral segment is much like a Jennings double spiral.