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mramseyISU

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08-10-2017 12:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drill press

So I have a bunch of 7/8” flat bottom holes I’m going to need to drill and I’m not entirely thrilled with my forstner bit selection. Part of my problem is I have a bench top drill press and I can’t quite slow the spindle speed down to where it really needs to be but I don’t have $600 laying around to get a decent drill press at the moment.

What are some of your favorite forstner bits?

-- Trust me I'm an engineer.


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#1 posted 08-10-2017 01:00 PM

Colt Maxicut are hands down the best bits, however they’re very pricy. Buy you can purchase just the 7/8” bit if clean holes are important. Link

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#2 posted 08-10-2017 01:14 PM



Colt Maxicut are hands down the best bits, however they re very pricy. Buy you can purchase just the 7/8” bit if clean holes are important. Link

- builtinbkyn

Those were the ones I was looking at.

-- Trust me I'm an engineer.

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#3 posted 08-10-2017 04:12 PM


Colt Maxicut are hands down the best bits, however they re very pricy. Buy you can purchase just the 7/8” bit if clean holes are important. Link

- builtinbkyn

Those were the ones I was looking at.

- mramseyISU

I purchased one – 2 1/4”. It cuts like a charm and doesn’t generate any heat. So no burning in difficult woods. They are expensive and a set is really expensive. I’ll pick them up individually as I need them to replace my very old and used Porter Cable bits.

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#4 posted 08-10-2017 04:14 PM

Colt

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#5 posted 08-10-2017 04:27 PM

I have one colt and I am going to convert them all one of these days.

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#6 posted 08-10-2017 05:39 PM

How deep?

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#7 posted 08-10-2017 05:43 PM

I have a super-cheap porter cable set too, but recently I needed to drill several 1-1/8” holes. I bought Amazon’s cheapest (CMT brand), which couldn’t even cut. I returned it and bought the Freud PB (Precision Shear) bit – it worked like a dream. Plowed 1.5” deep in red oak in my cheap DP, in a single plunge – didn’t even have to back out for chips.

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#8 posted 08-10-2017 09:25 PM

Sorry but I burnt way to many forstner bits with little 8” DP over the last 21-22 yrs until i FINALLY purchased a 20” DP from Grizzly. 21yr was ENOUGH. Wish I had done this 10 or20yr ago… Seriously! Just my two cents…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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