Maybe a picture will help explain the difference between a forstner and a brad point bit. They are the same only in the respect that they are both drill bits and that's where the similarity ends. The brad point is on the left and the forstner is on the right. As you can see they are nothing alike.
If I wanted to drill a 3/4" hole and I had a forstner and a brad point 3/4" bit, it would depend on the type of hole I wanted. If a through hole I would use the 3/4" brad point. But, if I wanted to drill a 3/4" flat bottomed hole that doesn't go all the way through, I would use the forstner.
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Last edited by curiousgeorge; 02-03-2009 at 02:20 PM.