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Review by harry1 posted 07-09-2013 02:02 PM 3317 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Now THESE are Forstner bits! Now THESE are Forstner bits! Now THESE are Forstner bits! Click the pictures to enlarge them

These huge Forstner style bits were bought on eBay from this company that I have bought numerous items from, tools and electronics. A cold rainy weekend would be ideal to go through all the unrelated interesting items that they have. The 80mm bit cost $A14.27 and the 95mm one $A18.37 including delivery.
As can be seen, these Tungsten tipped bits cut cleanly and there was no sign of eccentricity.
http://uxcell.com/

-- Harry, Western Australia




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#1 posted 07-09-2013 03:10 PM

Thanks Harry, I checked out a little bit of that web site and the prices seem very reasonable.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#2 posted 07-09-2013 03:25 PM

Great find, Harry!! Thanks, Jim

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#3 posted 07-09-2013 03:43 PM

Thank you Harry…

I’ll take a look… & see what they are doing…

Look good…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#4 posted 07-10-2013 11:25 AM

If it sounds too good to be true…
I wonder how long they will last. The description is barely in English and who knows where they are from.
I’m always willing to try a new forester bit but I’ll wait until I hear a little more about these.
Also, call me a snob, but I like to buy my woodworking tools from woodworking sites and not some site that sells clothes, iPads, baby and child products, etc.
Call me a skeptic until I see how these work over time.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#5 posted 07-10-2013 02:01 PM

I’ve had smaller size Tungsten Forstner Style bits from this company for something like 3-4 years and using our West Australian Jarrah most of the time they still cut cleaner and faster than steel ones whether sawtooth or conventional.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#6 posted 07-10-2013 02:46 PM

I was checking out their 35mm bit for possibly boring clock fit-up holes. Amazing they can ship it from China to the USA and only charge $9.99US for the bit with FREE shipping if I don’t mind waiting for 2 weeks to get it.
Let us know how they hold up for you , Harry : ) Thanks for the link.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 07-11-2013 06:26 PM

Thanks for sharing the info.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#8 posted 07-12-2013 10:33 PM

That looks BAD A**

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#9 posted 07-13-2013 11:47 AM

Being just a simple Aussie I don’t understand your remark! Judging by your forum name I assume that like me you are an experienced routologist, and as such I’m sure that on a routing project where lots of wood needs to be removed like me you hog out as much waste as possible and on a BIG project a BIG Forstner bit speeds things up

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-- Harry, Western Australia

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#10 posted 07-14-2013 07:03 AM

That’s beautiful , harry : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 07-14-2013 06:39 PM

Thanks for the tip, I will check them out!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#12 posted 07-14-2013 09:02 PM

Thanks for the heads up Harry. I will see what else they have to offer.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 07-15-2013 12:38 AM

The remark is a compliment…..........

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#14 posted 07-15-2013 01:32 AM

Thank you “router is still my name”, I really didn’t understand.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#15 posted 07-15-2013 03:22 AM

Thanks for the review, the website pictures don’t load for me though. They look fairly thin, do they get very hot?

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