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Forstner 16 Piece Bit Set

Item #147067
$97.99
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Out of stock, order now for current pricing. Expected Delivery on September 29,2015

 
4.5

(41 reviews)

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Product Information:

This 16-piece set is part of a line of imported Forstner bits that Woodcraft has tested and found to cut clean and not burn even when testers intentionally subjected them to quick, repetitive drill press borings. An exceptional value for the hobbyist or occasional user. Set includes 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1", 1-1/8", 1-1/4", 1-3/8", 1-1/2", 1-5/8", 1-3/4", 1-7/8", 2", 2-1/8", bits. Bits are 3-1/2" long with 3/8" shank. Bits larger than 1" have saw-toothed edges to keep the larger cutting edge cool while boring.

  • 16 Forstner bits from 1/4" to 2-1/8" in 1/8" increments
  • 3-1/2" long
  • 3/8" shank
  • Larger bits have saw-toothed edges to keep cutting edge cool while boring
  • Includes a wooden storage case
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

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    4.3

    (based on 41 reviews)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (31)
    • Sturdy case (29)
    • Well built / quality (19)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small projects (30)
    • Large projects (22)
    • Home repair (14)
    • Gifts (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (25), Professional (9), Casual do-it-yourselfer (7)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (36), Business (5)

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    1.0

    Knicks in the cutter

    By  tay diggs

    from la, ca

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Pretty Case

    Cons

    • Poor Quality
    • Poorly Sharpened

    Best Uses

    Comments about Forstner 16 Piece Bit Set :

    The set was tempting, the quality just isn't there. There are visible knicks in the edge of the cutter and I'm using my old eyes to see them, no magnifying glass necessary. I didn't take them out of the packaging, just going to return. Better to buy these one by one or spend the money on a better set.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    Forsnter Bits

    By  Jim

    from Sun City Center, FL

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Sturdy case
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Forstner 16 Piece Bit Set :

    Great set.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Affordable excellent forstner bit set.

    By  Abi

    from NBD

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Strong
    • Sturdy case
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Not Made In The Usa

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Forstner 16 Piece Bit Set :

    I design and build modern furnitures as well as maintaining and repairing old antique furnitures. I often use forstner bits in my work and I found that the sizes of these bit sets are very handy and accurate. So far I have not really found anything to dislike about these bits.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Great buy, Good price

    By  Blade

    from Racine,Wi

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Forstner 16 Piece Bit Set :

    I use these bits for crafting Sharp right out of the box,The number of sizes is great

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Well worth the price

    By  Tall & Lanky

    from Rutledge, GA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Sturdy case
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Forstner 16 Piece Bit Set :

    So far they are what I espect from a Frostner bit. Have used almost half of the sizes. All have functioned properly. When used as designed they perform flawlessly. Great price when they are on sale. Great for adding to existing sets or as a replacement set.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    Needs sharpening

    By  Crookehous

    from Vienna, Va.

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Sturdy case

    Cons

    • Dull

    Best Uses

    • Any project

    Comments about Forstner 16 Piece Bit Set :

    I assumed after buying these they would be sharp..at least the teeth were. After using the larger bits on some projects I inspected the cutting edges and found they were poorly ground, had large nicks and no sharpened edge at all. After spending a couple of hours with different grit diamond sharpening stones I got them to the point that they were ok....but still not sharp. Good deal for the money, but you'll have to put some of your own work in to make them effective.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    A Good Buy

    By  Skyboe

    from Fayetteville, NC

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Sturdy case
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Turning projects

    Comments about Forstner 16 Piece Bit Set :

    I bought this set when it was on sale and thought I'd get what I paid for. I was pleasantly surprised. Theses are sturdy and bore holes with smooth sides and flat bottoms. I use them alot to hog out material when turning hollow forms.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    A STEAL AT THE SALE PRICE

    By  Woodbutcher

    from Mount Vernon, Ohio

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Forstner 16 Piece Bit Set :

    I have only used the smaller diameters so far. Work just as good as the "much older" name brands I have. the newer tech. stuff like COLT perhaps cut quicker & easier, eject chips better, won't need sharpening as often.If I was rich I would get them, I'm not. these cut beautifully clean flat bottom holes & I have 16 sizes to choose from. I one happy monkey with an axe now.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    I would buy this product again

    By  Builder Bill

    from Flora, IL

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Sturdy case
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Forstner 16 Piece Bit Set :

    The storage case is excellent on this product. The bits create a good clean cut, quickly.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    A lot of bang and not so much whiz

    By  Hutch5860

    from Thomasville,Ga

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Doesn't heat up in use
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • None of the above

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • Ideal for woodworking
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Forstner 16 Piece Bit Set :

    I make a napkin holder and salt and pepper shaker combine,it is perfect for for drilling smooth holes the right size I need on each particular item.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal

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