Tools and Equipment
Burndy offers Razor auger bits for treated wood and other poles
By Anthony Capkun
July 28, 2013 – Burndy introduced several new auger bit designs for the utility and construction industries, saying they complement its existing product portfolio by providing customers more drilling options (more photos below). The Razor auger bit is made from hardened steel and designed to cut fast, clean and straight into a variety of treated utility poles, says the company, adding the cutting head incorporates a single spur and design that scores and shapes the hole. The lead screw design pulls the bit through wood effortlessly, boasts Burndy, while the flute design evacuates debris quickly. The hollow core and solid core auger bit designs are made exclusively for fiberglass and composite poles. These carbide-tipped auger bits both feature “unique” cutting edges and flute designs intended to withstand the surfaces of composite materials along with the ability to evacuate debris easily while keeping the bit centred.