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Does anyone have any experience with these bits? Are they worth the money?

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I bought a similar looking TIN coated set years ago at a woodworking show for $30, they are still going strong

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These seem to be the same.

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They are not as good as the Lee Valley, but for the price they will do a decent job. a friend of mine has that set and he likes them.
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Don't know those ones specifically Rob but I bought a cheap set at a woodworking show and they aren't that good. They require a lot of effort compared to the Lee Valley or Porter Cable ones I have. Feel the cutting edges and see how sharp they feel. They still give you a full range of sizes so even though mine aren't the best they still get used when I need odd sizes.
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Rob, can't speak for that specific item, but I have bought a few items from Woodcraft over the years and have been satisfied with the quality and performance. I don't think the price is out of line for a good set of drills.
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Does anyone have any experience with these bits? Are they worth the money?

Buy Forstner 16 Piece Bit Set at Woodcraft.com
I had them...
dulled easily...
indexing point off center...
bits out of round...
some of the bits had run out...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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I bought a cheapish set from ebay uk, not used all of them, but they are easily sharpened with a flat file on the bottom edge, I did this a few days ago and worked great.
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I had a set for a while but then sold them to my son as I needed a larger set with more sizes. I didn't have any issues with them & my son still uses them. I ended up with the Grizzly set which was a great value for large set. Master Forstner Bit 31 pc. Set | Grizzly Industrial
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I had them...
dulled easily...
indexing point off center...
bits out of round...
some of the bits had run out...
Same experience as Stick noted. I still use them for hogging out center areas where accuracy is not the issue. As soon as the show any signs of a burn I chuck em literally.

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