Jan 27, 2009

    EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. January 27, 2009 — LENOX, a leading manufacturer of premium power tool accessories, hand tools, torches, solder and band saw blades, introduces the world′s first Bi-Metal Ship Auger Bit. Designed for extreme durability, the new LENOX Bi-Metal Ship Auger Bit has a unique bi-metal construction that allows the bit to outlast the competition.

    This newly designed Ship Auger Bit from LENOX is the only one on the market made with bi-metal technology; the same technology used to make reciprocating saw blades and band saw blades. The high speed steel screw tip and cutting edges give the LENOX Bi-Metal Ship Auger Bit much longer tool life in tough applications, including nail encounters that can damage or break competitive ship auger bits.

    The parabolic screw tip design pulls the bit through wood quickly and easily. And the over-sized head allows the bit to be removed from the hole with ease. The bit is designed to provide the ultimate wood boring bit for professional users and reduce the physical effort needed on the job. To increase the life of the bit, the bi-metal edges can be sharpened with a LENOX Diamond File.

    "Users have requested bits that last longer, stay sharp and survive nail encounters without breaking," said Anna Whitton, director of North American marketing, LENOX. "More than 25 years ago, LENOX was the first company to use bi-metal technology on reciprocating saw blades. It′s a proven technology that lasts longer and stays sharp. We are now dramatically improving the durability and performance of ship auger bits with this same technology to help professionals do their jobs."