Colt Maxi-Cut Forstner vs. Porter-Cable bit

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Review by rweitz posted 12-20-2011 04:34 AM 3198 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Colt Maxi-Cut Forstner vs. Porter-Cable bit No-picture-s No-picture-s Click the pictures to enlarge them

The drill bits you see are 2” Porter Cable, and a 1 7/8” Colt Maxi Cut. I used the Porter cable last year and it worked OK, but the Colt was amazing. This might be an over the top review, but if you want to buy a great Forstner bit they can’t be beat. Cuts like butter through even some tough old oak branches with knots and all. The Porter cable did the job but took at least 10 times longer for the same result.

-- You cannot build a reputation on what you are going to do. - Henry Ford

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#1 posted 12-20-2011 10:36 AM

Have to agree with you. Just bought a Colt from WC for doing about 30 european hinges and it was great. Cuts clean, fast and lasts a long time. What else could you want. Had another brand which didn’t cut as quickly and after about 8 hinges started to take longer to cut and needed more pressure. Don’t remember the brand but came from HD. I would have had to buy four of the other one.

-- Wood Menehune, Honolulu

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#2 posted 12-20-2011 04:06 PM

Holy expensive forstner bits. glad they do the job for you

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#3 posted 12-20-2011 07:26 PM

The bits from HD are Ryobi – junk! They don’t cut, they chew their way through the wood. Got my money back. Have Porter-Cable now. Will have to give Colt’s a check out. Thanks.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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#4 posted 12-21-2011 07:02 AM

Yeah, those Ryobi bits are junk! They need to be sharpened right out of the box, but won’t hold for more than a few holes. HD also sells Freud Diablos. They’re probably the ones gko had. Good bits but not the best, those would be the Colts. I only have two, but won’t buy any thing else from now on!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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