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Forstner Bit Set, Carbide Tip, 16 Piece

Item #144500 WoodRiver
$167.99
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This wood boxed Forstner set is a remarkable value. Sixteen bits, with carbide tips for long life, are neatly and conveniently ready when you need them. Sized by eighths, the bits drill holes from 1/4" to 2-1/8". Larger bits have shank diameters reduced to 3/8" to allow use with almost any drill press. Shank length ranges from 2-3/4" (for the larger diameter bits) to 3-1/8" on the smaller diameter bits. While ideally suited for drill press use, Forstner bits can be used in handheld drills when run at extremely low speeds.


  • 16-piece Forstner bit set
  • Sized by eighths to drill holes from 1/4" to 2-1/8"
  • Shank lengths from 2-3/4" to 3-1/8"
  • Use with drill presses or handheld drills
  • Carbide tipped
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     
     

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    3.0

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    5.0

    Excellent purchase

    By  Nicho

    from Boston, MA

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    Comments about Forstner Bit Set, Carbide Tip, 16 Piece :

    Forstener bits are hard to sharpen. These stay sharp for a long time, much longer then High Speed Steel.. I had to buy them for drilling into plywood which usually dulls HSS instantly ... I wish I bought these years ago.. Totally worth the money..

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    Disappointing -- Poor Overall Quality

    By  Mike

    from Oklahoma City, OK

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    Comments about Forstner Bit Set, Carbide Tip, 16 Piece :

    I have used 4 or 5 of the bits and have found them to be rather dull. Each bit is comprised of 5 carbide tips: 2 which cut the flat bottom, 2 which score the outside edge of the hole, and 1 which centers the bit. The 2 tips which score the outside of the hole are not ground to the same depth and are significantly deeper than those which cut the "flat bottom" portion of the hole. The result is a hole with a (normal) center divot and a scoring groove around the outside. A flat-bottom hole is out of the question with these bits. I use the bits with a lathe and runout doesn't seem to be an issue. I bought the bits to replace the regular high-speed steel bits that tend to dull quickly but these bits are rather dull to begin with. Overall quality is poor. Very disappointed!

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