Construction is tough enough without inventive engineers

Posted by:

Share This Article:

nail killer augerLast week I was in Boulder talking to a couple of carpenters on a residential construction site, and they were breaking bits left and right because the engineer decided that they needed to run threaded rod through some 14” beams on the porch. They tried everything from flex bits to augers with extensions.

I wish I had arrived there sooner because it would have been the perfect application for a 24” Nail Killer Auger.

The bit is tough enough for this application, and it would have saved them 6 broken bits, 7 trips up and down the ladder, and somewhere around 50 points of blood pressure.

On a side note to the engineer who determined that they needed to drill 20” straight down through the middle of the beam from the top of the porch, don’t show up at the job site without some protection, or at the very least, a six pack.

Did you enjoy this article? If so, join more than 45,000 of your peers who subscribe to the BeThePro.com newsletter to receive professional construction articles and news.


BeThePro.com is a construction industry information source for professionals working in the North American market. It provides access to how-to, best practices and best new materials details from experts in a variety of disciplines. The site is sponsored by leading construction manufacturers

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

© Robert Bosch Tool Corporation 2014, all rights reserved.
queries. 0.182 seconds