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#1 posted 10-24-2012 06:38 PM

Main reason for me is the Forstner doesn’t dig in as fast like a brad point. When you hit the flutes on a brad point, it can grab and go down in a hurry, sometimes right through. by hand it can take the drill, on a drill press, if the work is not clamped down, it can rise up right into the brad point. On a Forstner, at least in my experience, you can control the depth of cut much easier and get a cleaner bottom, since the bulk of the bit is flat. I have both of most sizes in my tool inventory, and use them accordingly.

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