A 4 inch grain auger is a handy tool to have, especially if you are working with small to medium sized diameter boards. These augers can cut through virtually any board and will even cut through plywood as well. You will find that most of the time these augers come with ball bearings which make them very smooth to operate. They are not difficult to control and generally come with an automatic safety stop which makes it safer to operate than many hand held tools.
How to Use a Four Inch Grain Auger
When using a 4 inch grain auger, it is important to make sure that you get the most out of the tool by getting the absolute best angle and depth for the job that you need to do. If you are only going to be cutting small boards or smaller pieces then you want to try and get the best angle and depth possible for your particular task. If you are going to be cutting bigger pieces such as a deck or a plank then you will want to try and get the most angle and depth possible so that you can get a nice clean seam.
Make sure that when you are cutting with a grain auger that you get as much grain as you can into each cut. This will help you make sure that the end product looks good and holds together properly. If you overfill the area then the wood will dry out and look unsightly. If you under fill then the wood will dry out and not look good once it dries out. Trying to get the right ratio of grain to cut is the key to making sure that you get the best finish as well as the right material to use with your project.