Ameristep 3/8'' Bark Bit Tree Step Drill
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Make it easier to screw in tree steps with the Ameristep® 3/8'' Tree Step Bark Bit. This drill bit fits in a 3/8" cordless drill to quickly and easily drill tree steps in or out. Bit constructed of rugged aircraft-grade aluminum for durability. For all rod-style screw-in tree steps. Takes a lot of the work out of setting up tree steps to your treestand!
Manufacturer model #: 4NAT043.
- Quickly screw tree steps in or out
- Fits 3/8'' cordless drill
- Rugged aircraft-grade aluminum
- For all rod-style screw-in tree steps
Ameristep® 3/8'' Bark Bit Tree Step Drill
Not happy with product
I bought the bark biter and used it a few times and was not happy with it. It was awkward to use and only got the step started and I had to screw most of them in by hand. It only did the easy part. Now I just screw them in by hand and leave the tool at home.
September 7, 2012
BOUGHT THE BARK BIT TREE STEP DRILL TO MAKE IT EASIER ON MY WRISTS. WHAT A WRIST-SAVER!!
NO MORE SORE WRISTS FROM ALL THAT SCREWING OF TREE STEPS. EVERY BOWHUNTER SHOULD HAVE ONE OF THESE!!
April 18, 2012
Works better than I thought
After reading some of the reviews on the bark bit I almost didn't buy one. Understanding that each persons mechanical skill is different I bought it and I'm glad I did. The bark bit works good if you take the time to make sure the step is in the bit straight and then lock down the set screw. I used a slow to medium speed to screw in the steps. My drill only screwed the step in a little over half way (I used a B&D Firestorm) and I finished the last 3 turns by hand. It would take a high torque drill to screw the steps in all the way and that's probably not available in a battery powered unit. After you install all the steps you can from the ground, use your treestand safety harness to install the remaining steps. Makes it a lot easier and frees up both hands. I also discovered the length of the bit in the drill is about the right distance for the next step. Just place the bit on the step you just installed and the top of the drill will be the right height for the next step, move over about 18 to 24 inches left or right and screw it in. All-in-all the bark bit does the hardest part which is starting the steps into the tree straight. Use it with a little common sense and it works good.
July 3, 2010
Waste of Money
I bought this item in hopes of making it easier to hang treestands. The steps don’t stay in place when positioned in the bit. It was easier and faster to screw in the steps by hand. This product is a waste of money.
November 12, 2007
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