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WoodRiver - 10-Piece High-Carbon Steel Forstner Bit Set



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This 10-piece Forstner bit 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", 1-1/4", 1-3/8", and 1-1/2" bits (no 1-1/8"). Bits are 3-1/2" long with a 3/8" shank. Bits larger than 1" have saw-toothed edges to keep the larger cutting edge cool while boring.


• 10 Forstner bits 1/4" to 1-1/2" in 1/8" increments (no 1-1/8")

• 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

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4.35 out of 5 stars
68 Reviews
  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good bits, great company/WOODCRAFT

    I ordered a set and they came in all chipped everywhere but for the price I figured okay for loaners or for outside projects and rated them as a value for the money, Woodcraft read the good review and offered and sent me a replacement set and they are very good with no chips. Anyone can have a bad batch and the fact that this company contacted me even with a good star rating shows me they care about their image, their name and quality and above all their customers. The new bits do a perfect hole with no chips. These are a great value

  2. 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    Don’t stand repeated use

    I’ve had these for about 2 years and they are now dull. Save your money and buy better quality.

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Excellent value

    I got these and put them to use right away. The precision and finish on these is very good. There is no runout, and they cut easily and cleanly, making holes in the center and kn the edge of the wood. The added bonus is the case that is much better than I expected. It has fitted holes for each bit and it makes them easy to access. Unless they don't hold up over time, which will take a few years to determine, I can't see where these would not be good for any use you have. At the current 50% off sale price they are an excellent value.

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    does what I want

    still trying it out

  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    A great deal

    I use this project in box building and small projects.

  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great Buy!!

    ease of use when boring holes in wood.

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Can't beat them for the price.

    Use mostly for woodturning bores. Seem to be very true, even with extension.

  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good Value

    My first set of forstner bits. I've only used one bit so far.Based on everything I had read about it having a smooth bottom I had assumed it was entirely flat and smooth. The holes that I bored had a smaller pinpoint hole in the very center, which I predicted when I saw the actual bit construction. Not quite what I expected, but that's my own fault for not researching the item more carefully. The holes are very flat and smooth otherwise. Great price; I saw similarly priced bit sets from other sources and their product reviews weren't as good, so I am glad I went with these. And I love the case design!

  9. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    i like it. work well for me.

    I bought this for my compoud cutting. It' work for what I needed it for. The bits are the sizes I neededit for. Would buy again.

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  11. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    First Forstner Bits

    A screaming good deal that I could not resist. Nice addition to my growing list of goodies.

  12. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    A good tools

    I use these bits to drill to graft branches of my bonsai

  13. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Specifications Need Update

    I just received a set and it appears to be a real bargain, especially at the sale price. They are all marked as made in China, but today what isn't. The one problem I see at this point is the sheet of documentation that came with the bits. For example, it recommends drilling into soft wood with the 1/4" bit at 3000 RPM. However, the bit itself is engraved with the warning not to exceed 870 RPM. The larger bits are marked not to exceed 620 RPM but the recommendation is to use them at 800 RPM in soft wood. I think I would go with the slower speeds for safety, but I also think the manufacturer and the packager should get together on a consistent message.

  14. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Very Nice!

    Very nice product made even better by a really great deal. I have bought several and had them personalized as gifts. I then bought 2 for myself.

  15. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good bits, GREAT Price!

    I bought these about 6 months ago and hadn't had a chance to use them until the past few days. I do custom woodworking and hate using "Spade" bits on oak, they tend to tear the wood more than I'd like. I needed some Forstner Bits, but could never find a set that was in my price range for occasional use. I came across this set at a Woodcraft Store in PA and got them while they were on sale. It was the best money I spent while I was in PA. I used the 1 1/4" bit to bore a countersink hole in oak and it tore thruogh it like a hot knife through butter. I also used the 1/2" bit to bore a hole through a 4" block of oak for a lamp and on a slow speed in my Shopsmith Drill Press, it went right through without smoke or burn. If you need a good set of bits, save your money on the expensive set and buy this one. It's well worth the money!

  16. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good bargain

    I really like this product. I think it will be a great help for me in realizing my projects.

  17. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    For the price, I was amazed. Very nice.

    A good, inexpensive set of bits, in a very nice case. So far, I have only had the opportunity to use the 1/4" bit, but used it to drill into the end of a 1/2" diameter peg, and it worked great.

  18. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good Value

    Purchased for half off and used the 1 3/8 bit to cut 4 holes for Euro hinges in curly maple. Used a drill guide and an 18V cordless drill. Cut was clean, no burning and I didn't have to apply too much pressure. For casual use this seems like a great value.

  19. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    A lot of value for the price

    Above average set of forstner bits at a very good price. Fits well in my budget as a beginning woodworker.

  20. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Nice set

    They cut great, clean chips, nice flat bottoms.

  21. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    good value

    good value but the smaller bits are useless because they are dull or poorly sharpened from the factory

  22. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    good for the money


  23. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Seems Like a Fine Set

    Trying to learn about woodworking and expand my collection of tools. Simple test looks very satisfactory.

  24. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product is everything I was expecting +

    I have no qualms about using this product. It is durable and comes with a great storage case. The price is also excellent. This was a gift to my son and when it first came the wood case was cracked. I notified the company and they sent a new wood case. [...]

  25. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    I would recommend this product

    I would recommend this product

  26. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great sale price


  27. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Not the best but good for the price

    If you plan on using these bits on a regular basis they may dissapoint you. They do not bore like a high end forstner bit but used on small projects they are the best bang for the dollar. You need to be cautious and do not use hard preasure as they can burn as they go in the wood.

  28. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Forstner bits

    I purchased them for cabinet making in my own home.

  29. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Nice set for the price

    Nice set to have for occasional use.

  30. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Cuts clean and quickly

    Used these to install European Hinges

  31. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    I would by this again and as a gift

    Great for the price.

  32. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great set of bits

    This bit set is great for the price. I needed a 1/2 bit to drill about 60 stopped holes in some oak and the price of a single bit was half the price of this kit. That cant be beat. The bits that i have used so far have worked great and are holding there edge very well.

  33. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good for price!

    The cutters are sharp and the bits are more solid than other inexpensive sets I have looked at. I would recommend them to have on hand for all the odd sizes and for the one or two that get used all the time invest in a better bit. Works great fro me.

  34. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Nice but need mm measures

    Would be great to have mm scale units

  35. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good set for the money

    A good set for the money for general use.

  36. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    A great product at a good price

    This is a nice set, they cut clean smooth holes.

  37. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    works for me

    need a bit better than a spade bit

  38. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    I'd reccomend it to anyone

    The case is great. Even down to the lettering they engraved for me! Exactly what I expected [...]

  39. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    What a set, what a deal!!

    Great set of bits at an unbelievable price. Easy to sharpen, holds edge very well like top of the line bits. Will be buying more as gifts.

  40. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    I'd buy it again.

    I'm very happy with this purchase. [...] Case is great.

  41. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Very Good Product

    High Quality. Very useful for homeowners.

  42. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great uses at a great price

    Great product and great buy. The case is a welcome extra touch. I used it immediatly to enlarge the use of dowel joinery on some outdoor work. Having all sizes so readily available means I can apply them whenever the need arises

  43. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    good Stuff!!


  44. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    I would buy this product for gifts.

    This products seems like it will do the job for me. Need to order the extension to bore deeper holes. Works fine in the tailstock of my lathe.

  45. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    First impression is good.

    Haven't used much but time will tell if it is durable. Very impressed with workmanship and presentation of case.

  46. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good Quality for Hobby-Level Work

    Good price for a wide assortment, and quality is very good for hobby use.

  47. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Forstner bit set in practical case

    Before I bought this set, I used a similar quality set (China) in a professional woodworking shop. They cut through 2 inches of white oak quite admirably. While this set is not for the perfectionist, it cuts dog holes in my carving table without mishap. Having a graduated set is a big plus, as you never know when you have to move up to cover a goof or other error.

  48. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    A gift I should have kept for myself!

    I gave this Forstner set as a gift to my father, who is enjoying woodworking in his retirement. The quality of the bits and the case were outstanding, and should provide quality service for many years.

  49. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    great value

    I have not actually used them yet, but, for the price you can't go wrong.

  50. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good Product

    These bits work as good as my others !!

  51. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Excellent buy/

    I have used some pieces in little projects with positive result. The special price was excellent. I think that I made a nice buy.

  52. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    It burns!

    I'd been buying forstner bits one at a time, but when this set went on sale I thought I'd dive in. Two different bits in this set have been used so far, and both burn the wood badly. I thought that maybe it was my drill press, so I chucked up a chunk of maple on the lathe and tried with the 1" bit going an inch deep. Same thing there. Perhaps more forgiving woods will be ok, but maple and padauk get burned up pretty easily with these bits. My other ones don't have this problem, of course. But I paid more for each of those than I paid for this whole set.

  53. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    nice price

    great value

  54. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    fatastic bits

    I have been looking for a cutter that could help me to cut a round hole for the connection of leg and face of chair. It is great and powerful.

  55. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great Set For Beginners

    This is a great and fairly inexpensive set of Forstner bits. Great for amateur woodworkers looking for that first set of Forstner bits, very economically priced next to carbide tips. They did their job much better than expected, but my only concern will be the eventual wear over time.

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  57. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good price, [...]

    Have only used a few of the bits so far. Work just as they should. [...]

  58. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    "An excellent product!"

    I use this product on an array of different projects. They are well made and the case is great for shop or job sites.

  59. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Forstner 10 Piece Bit Set

    Very nice packaging. The box is great!

  60. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Nicely Packaged

    Use for those times when a flat stopped hole is required.

  61. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Cheap box and was damaged as well

    no comments

  62. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Outstanding value!

    This product looks like quality wood bits and should last a long time.

  63. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Excellent buy

    Very excellent buy and drills clean holes

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    Good products

  65. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Try it, you'll like it!!

    great for boring and also cutting at an angle. you can also create details by cutting half circles on edges.

  66. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great Buy

    I use then almost every day with no problem.

  67. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    I would tell others and buy more

    Exactly what I was looking for to do the job I wanted as my ordinary one did not work as well

  68. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Smooth cutting in dense wood

    Well designed case keeps bits sharp and stored. The bits cut through dense tropical hardwoods I use for turning bowls. Design leaves a nice bottom cut and removes the wood shavings very well. A good bargain.

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