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Forstner 16 Piece Bit Set

$99.99

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This Forstner Bit Set (16-piece) 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,...

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This Forstner Bit Set (16-piece) 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. Forstner Bit 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.

Forstner Bit Set Specifications:
  • 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

Reviews

4.27 out of 5 stars
41 Reviews
  1. 1.0 out of 5 stars
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    Knicks in the cutter

    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.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Forsnter Bits

    Great set.

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Affordable excellent forstner 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.

  4. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great buy, Good price

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

  5. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Well worth the price

    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.

  6. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Needs sharpening

    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.

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    A Good Buy

    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.

  8. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    A STEAL AT THE SALE PRICE

    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.

  9. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    I would buy this product again

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

  10. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    A lot of bang and not so much whiz

    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.

  11. 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    Needs sharpened

    These were a featured on-sale item, and they where out of stock. It took 2 weeks to recieve them. The box was broken from either packaging or was a return. I have a hard time believing they would send out a broken box... Bits need sharpened, they where all dull. Good price, they are better then harbor frieghts forstner bits by a long shot though.

  12. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Everyone should have these

    for the price you can't beat this product. Many uses, drilling holes, hogging out material, carving pumpkins, the list is endless. Bought my own set a few years back, just purchased this set for my father.

  13. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great product at a great price

    I use them to drill holes in 6" treated posts.

  14. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Forstner Bit Set

    I use them for making birdhouse entrances and they work great.

  15. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Nice Set

    Great set to have if you need or even just to have in case. Case stores them neatly and all are very accessible. Got on sale and would again.

  16. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Looks nice and is a jewel

    For making precise circular holes for different purposes

  17. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    looks good. works good. stores good.

    a good addition to my tool collection. the 1/4 and 1.3/8 and the 2.1/8 will get the most use from me. but to have a set at this price , i could not pass it up. thanks. keep up the specials.

  18. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good buy for the hobbiest

    This is a very good set for the hobbiest/do it yourselfer. Bargain price when you catch it on sale. Cuts clean precise holes with a drill press or lathe chuck. The box is nice and keeps the bits organized. Short shanks on Forstner bits are normal and not a problem. Any residual wood can be removed with a spade bit and sanded. I have used several of the bits and they work well.

  19. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Excellent product for the money.

    I use these bits mainly for woodturning,ie, boring holes in rough stock for a screw chuck. They never hesitate, even when going through deep bark. And they cut extremely clean. I would recommend this set for any home shop or DIY'er.

  20. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Excellent!!!

    Very helpful for around the house repairs and projects.

  21. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good deal, good quality

    Ordered on-line and received it a few days later. The custom box was excellent. No problem with the bits.

  22. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good price

    I have not had an occasion to use this set. However, it is important for me to have available the wide variety of sizes, as well as the case to store them.

  23. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    An excellent value!

    These are the perfect bits for my use.

  24. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good value for the price

    Decent set for the price

  25. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    dont have it done yet

    i make small picnic tables for condements, salt, pepper, mustard, ketchup.

  26. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great Deal

    Great deal on a set of these bits. They are sharp, well made and do the job. Plus a very good price. In a very nice wood box too.

  27. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great price for a quality product

    It was worth waiting for the price to come down on this set of Forstner bits. They are worth every penny.

  28. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great purchase, filled project needs!

    Great purchase, filled the needs for current and future wood working projects in fact I recommended this product to several others to have them include it in there work shop if they did not already own this set!

  29. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great value!

    This is the first set of forstner bits I've ever used or owned. I needed them for a project and they happened to be on sale. [...] The bits are kept in a nice wood box that protects the bits very well. I've used the 3 of the bits so far, 1/4", 1-1/4", and 1-1/2", all through pine. The results were fantastic! I'm anxious to try these bits using hardwood.

  30. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    forstner bit set

    I use them mainly as a part of my woodturning hobby.

  31. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Forstner Bits

    Although I have not used these bits yet I am very pleased with the quality considering the the price. I look forward to using them on a regular basis.

  32. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    New job for this tool kit

    We are using it for grafting branches on trees.

  33. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    all sizes for the low price

    After making several holes for dowels, all small bits get dull. Blades do not last long at all.

  34. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    excellent quality for the price

    Very sharp, excellent finish

  35. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great on Sale Purchase

    This was a great set of Forstner bits. I have been looking to replace my old ones and saw these on sale so I bought them. Unlike my old set, these had a box for storage and they went into production the day they arrived!

  36. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great Set for the Price

    I only needed a couple bits to create mortises for a candle holder and found one bit could cost me about $20 if not more (depending on the manufacturer). I found this set of 16 bits normally priced at ~$80 on closeout for about half that. I've used four or five bits so far from the set and am very happy with the quality of the bits and the cuts they make. The storage case is a little clumsy but sturdy enough.

  37. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good product

    well built

  38. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Nice set for the price and over all cons

    Use the bit set when not using bench top mortise system

  39. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Excellent for an import!

    I have a small wood shop to produce custom hardwood picture frames etc. from mill stock. These bits are excellent for producing office desktop pencil holders with a front area for photographs. Robert Provencal

  40. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    [...]

    Usefull for turner

  41. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    great set for a great price

    the set is everything i expected of it

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