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Tapping Bits

Maple tree tapping is something of an art and the type of drill bit you use on your sugar maples matters a lot. Leader drill bits guard against bending and twisting to make the job of drilling easier. Our tapping bits ensure you maple tap holes are precise, even when the tree is frozen. It's always good to have extra drill bits on hand, so pick up a couple of spares to take with you in the woods.

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  • 5/16-inch Leader Drill Bit with a special sharp point

    5/16" Tree Saver Drill Bit

    The 5/16" Leader Drill Bit is specially designed for drilling frozen maple trees, and is used to install 3/16" spiles, or spouts. Its special sharp point also works very well when tapping trees with thick bark. And the sharp point is also good for...

    $16.00
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  • 7/16-inch Leader Drill Bit

    7/16" Leader Drill Bit

    The 7/16" Leader Drill Bit is specially designed for drilling frozen maple trees to accept 5/16-inch spiles or spouts. Its special sharp point also works very well when tapping trees with thick bark. And the sharp point is also good for younger trees...

    $35.00
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  • Universal 7/16" Drill Bit for making spout holes.

    7/16" Universal Shank Drill Bit

    If you are installing 5/16" drop lines, you need a 7/16" bit you can depend on for making all your spout holes. This is that bit. Solid center design provides extra rigidity while boring Wide lands keep the bit straight as it bores through the hole. The...

    $18.50
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