|Forum topic by ondablade||posted 09-11-2009 10:28 PM||7484 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
09-11-2009 10:28 PM
Hi guys. I’ve been messing around with cheapish Eastern made Forstner bits, with very mixed results. The odd one cuts well, some moderately but with a lot of heating, and few hardly at at all with rapid overheating at low rpms.
Having decided to bite the bullet on buying a set of good ones i don’t want to get it wrong.
The Colt Maxicuts from Germany seem to be the latest and greatest, and judging by the marketing and test videos work really well. But at around $25 a piece they quickly run into big money for a decent set.
On the other hand the likes of Rockler offer HSS bits at around half that, or carbon steel items at even less.
Where do you guys feel these possibilities lie in the great scheme of things? At what point does one start getting professional quality results from a new bit? At what point does one get not just this but also decent life as well? Are there big differences between makes? Are there other considerations in choosing bits?
Thanks yet again
-- Late awakener....