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I just have to remark on bj's shots which I'm sure must have been taken in his local bulk warehouse.
There is one type of Forstner bit that Bj doesn't seem to have and I forgot to mention it as being the best of all, the Tungsten tipped type as shown.
By the way, Forstner bits are intended for the drill press
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I do not understand the closing of threads. I thought the only reason to close a thread was if people were getting foul mouthed or something, isn't it? That thread was short and I could see it going a lot further.

Harry found more to add and some others only look at the forum once every week or two so they do not get a chance to chime in their questions and suggestions and we may have missed a potential "light bulb" type statement. We now have another thread on the same topic because the first was prematurely closed, well at least I think it was.

Was it closed becasue of a member mouthing off? I mean some threads are years old and not closed.

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HI Harry

O contrary I have a set but I use them for pocket holes for the hinges, they are keep in a very spec.place in the shop with the hinges, the one I use the most from the set is the 35mm one ( same as 1 3/8" )... see below


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I just have to remark on bj's shots which I'm sure must have been taken in his local bulk warehouse.
There is one type of Forstner bit that Bj doesn't seem to have and I forgot to mention it as being the best of all, the Tungsten tipped type as shown.
By the way, Forstner bits are intended for the drill press


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I do not understand the closing of threads. I thought the only reason to close a thread was if people were getting foul mouthed or something, isn't it? That thread was short and I could see it going a lot further.

Harry found more to add and some others only look at the forum once every week or two so they do not get a chance to chime in their questions and suggestions and we may have missed a potential "light bulb" type statement. We now have another thread on the same topic because the first was prematurely closed, well at least I think it was.

Was it closed becasue of a member mouthing off? I mean some threads are years old and not closed.
I was wondering the same thing, Nick. Must be some of that "Change" everyone was asking for.

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Harry: Very interesting looking bit, first time i've seen one. What is the primary purpose for it? Looks like a very aggressive cutting bit.
I had to drill several 1" holes thru "iron wood" 12 X 12s (with a 3" counter bore for the bolt head to countersink into) years ago, (tanker loading facility, the movable fender facing the tankers tied up to to be loaded) This looks like the bit I should have had. Many days on a 1" electric drill with 2 helpers & several forstner bits with an extension welded to the shaft so we could go 12 inches.

closed? I think it was just a hint to move on. But there is more to learn here. In the "lobby section anyway.

But it didn't work. Harry drives the length of the field only to have his "try" blocked by bj.
Who in turn takes the ball the other way.

Bj's bits have the covers on them, are they really the same bit?
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Its just another style Forstner bit for making flat bottomed holes.
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Why am I not surprised that Bj has one or more Tungsten tipped Forstner bits. The beauty of these is their long life and the fact that the Tungsten points score the perimeter making for a very clean cut, however they cost about three times that of Carbon steel ones.
As much as you all know how I hate to disagree with Bj who has stated that Forstner bits are useless drilling at an angle, I am copying this from a catalogue "FORSTNER BITS ARE IDEAL FOR DRILLING ON AN ANGLE." nuff said.

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HI Harry

" FORSTNER BITS ARE IDEAL FOR DRILLING ON AN ANGLE." nuff said."

But only in a drill press Harry LOL LOL the bigger bits that is 3/8" and under will work on the angle in a power hand drill


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When I first got serious about using a router a few years ago, I was terribly confused as to why the router bit catalogs to which I had access also invariably had Forster bits. Unitl then I had not even herard of Forstner bits

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Forstner bits are great for drilling flat bottom holes. I recently drilled about 30 holes ranging from 2 3/4 - 3- 1/4 inches for installing bamboo balusters in my worhshop stairway. The heles were in a very hard wood called cumaru and only went 34" deep in the 1 inch top and bottom rails. Couldn't have drilled them without the Forstner bits.
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