The Original Vixbit
The original Vix-Bit, for the professional and amateur woodworker alike. Avoid splitting out hardwoods by pre-drilling holes assuring a centered hole each time. These highly accurate, self-centering Vix-Bits are ideal for precise drilling of pilot holes for cabinet and door hinges, door butts and all large and small hardware. Vix-Bits make a tough job almost foolproof. The beveled self-aligning tip fits perfectly into the casing and is spring loaded so that once aligned the drilling pressure compresses the spring and extends the bit into the work surface.
History of Vixbits
Sam Vick, a carpenter and building contractor, was looking for an easier way to install hinges, window latches and hardware using screws. He invented a self-centering drill bit that ensured a perfectly centered hole every time. The Vix-Bit became so popular with fellow carpenters that he formed S.E. Vick Tool Company in 1958. 50 years later his son-in-law, Wally Murto and grandson, Mitch Murto continue to manufacture the Vix-Bit at their Lakeville facility which is sold nationally through hardware stores, woodworking catalogs and on the internet.