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Study of a man using an auger, for The Seven Sorrows of the Virgin, Albrecht Dürer, ca 1496
Study of a man using an auger, for The Seven Sorrows of the Virgin, Albrecht Dürer, ca 1496

An auger is a device for moving material or liquid by means of a rotating helical flighting. The material is moved along the axis of rotation. For some uses the helical 'flighting' is enclosed in a tube, for other uses the flighting is not encased. An integral part of a drill the auger of the drill bit uses this mechanism to remove shavings from a hole being drilled. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 363 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (650 × 1074 pixel, file size: 92 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Albrecht Dürer, Man with an Auger pen and ink, ca 1496, Musée Bonnat, Bayonne. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 363 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (650 × 1074 pixel, file size: 92 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Albrecht Dürer, Man with an Auger pen and ink, ca 1496, Musée Bonnat, Bayonne. ... Albrecht Dürer (pronounced /al. ... This article is about the shape. ... A child using an electric drill with a screwdriver bit mounted in the chuck. ... Drill bits are cutting tools used to create cylindrical holes. ...

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Agriculture

Auger on a small tractor, making post-holes.
Auger on a small tractor, making post-holes.

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Other uses

Construction drill auger.

Various other applications of the auger include its use in snowblowers, to move snow towards an impeller where it is thrown into the discharge chute. Combine harvesters use both enclosed and open augers to move the unthreshed crop into the threshing mechanism and to move the grain into and out of the machine's hopper. Ice resurfacers use augers to remove loose ice particles from the surface of the ice. Plumbers use a plumber's snake, a flexible auger, to remove obstructions from pipes. Handheld augers can also be used for garden planting. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 1599 pixel, file size: 574 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 1599 pixel, file size: 574 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A snow blower, snowblower, or snow thrower is a machine for removing snow from an area where it is not wanted, such as a driveway, sidewalk, roadway, or runway. ... An impeller is a rotor inside a tube or conduit to increase the pressure and flow of a fluid. ... A postage stamp of a combine honors Russian agriculture. ... An ice resurfacer is a truck-like vehicle used to clean and smooth the surface of an ice rink, originally developed by Frank J. Zamboni in 1949. ... Cleaning out a side sewer line with a heavy-duty motorized snake A plumbers snake, sometimes known as a toilet jack, is a flexible auger used to remove clogs in plumbing that cannot be loosened with a plunger. ...


In construction, auger screws are used for special drilling rigs to dig holes for deep foundation piles. A deep foundation installation for a bridge in Napa, California. ...


An auger is also a central component of an injection molding machine. Paper clip mold opened in molding machine; the nozzle is visible at right Injection molding machine (also known as injection press) - a machine for making plastic parts. ...


See also

Archimedess screw (also the Archimedean screw) is one of several inventions and discoveries reputed to have been made by Archimedes. ... Sewage is the liquid water produced by human society which typically contains washing water, laundry waste, faeces, urine and other liquid or semi-liquid wastes. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Archimedes screw. ...

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Auger earned a BA in Education from California State University at Long Beach in 1963, and worked as a kindergarten and first grade teacher after graduation.
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