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    Default Liberty drill bit

    I'd like to try using a proper maple tapping bit this season, but I can't justify paying the same amount in shipping for a single drill bit as the cost of it. So I looked to see what was available on Amazon. Only thing they have there in 5/16" is something from "Liberty":https://www.amazon.com/Liberty-Suppl...=3NGGMZGBCYRYU

    Anybody ever used one of these? Any good? Or should I just stick with the regular bit I've been using, and add a bit to my Bascom's order next year?

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    2016: Homemade arch from old woodburning stove; 2 steam tray pans; 6 taps; 1.1 galls
    2017: Same setup. 15 taps; 4.5 galls
    2018: Same setup. Limited time. 12 taps and short season; 2.2 galls
    2019: Very limited time. 7 taps and a short season; 1.8 galls
    2020: New Mason 2x3 XL halfway through season; 9 taps 2 galls
    2021: Same 2x3, 18 taps, 4.5 galls
    2022: 24 taps planned
    All taps on buckets

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    There is an equipment dealer in Worthington Ma. that has the proper drill bits in stock.
    First introduced to making maple syrup in 1969
    Making syrup every year since 1979
    3 x 10 oil fired
    Revolution syrup and max flue pan
    Almost 1300 taps total with 900 on high vacuum
    Bought first Marcland drawoff in 1997, still going strong.

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    Any F.W. Webb dealer would be able to get you the correct bit as well.
    CDL 2.5*8 Venturi with all the bells
    Leader Clear 5 bank filter press
    Memprotec 350H RO
    600ish taps and looking for more.

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    Here is a list of maple equipment dealers for Massachusetts that are in the dealer directory that is at the top of the page here.
    https://www.themaplenews.com/dealer-.../massachusetts
    Sugaring for 45+ years
    New Sugarhouse 14'x32'
    New to Me Algier 2'x8' wood fired evaporator
    225 Sugar Maples Currently,(105 on 3/16" and 110 on Shurflo 4008 vacuum, 10 gravity), (16,000 before being disabled)
    1947 Farmall H and Wagon with gathering tank
    2012 Kubota with forks to move wood around

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