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Forum topic by BustedClock posted 03-16-2014 10:50 PM 669 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BustedClock

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03-16-2014 10:50 PM

Hey Folks,

I’ve been web-shopping for brad-tip and forstner bits. After several hours, what I’ve learned is that there’s a bazillion brands, and brandless, and no objective way to rate bang (or bit) for the buck. Do you all have experienced suggestions and sources? (I only internet shop because I don’t like the two woodworking stores—one of each of the two main chains).

As far as quality, I’m not looking for a Lamborghini, but I also don’t want a Nano. Maybe a nice GMC or Ford. If you follow my meaning.

Thanks!

-- Hey, I'm usually right twice a day! Except where they use 24 hour clocks.


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lepelerin

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#1 posted 03-17-2014 01:26 AM

I have a set of forstner bit from BusyBee, http://www.busybeetools.com/products/FORSTNER-BIT-SET-16PCS.html really good price and quality. I use some of them pretty of then and they are still sharp as new.
They are a fraction of the price of the set from LeeValley for almost the same quality.

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BustedClock

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#2 posted 03-17-2014 10:17 PM

Thanks lepelerin. I’ll look into those.

Any suggestions on brad-tip bits?

-- Hey, I'm usually right twice a day! Except where they use 24 hour clocks.

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lepelerin

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#3 posted 03-20-2014 07:59 PM

I got the size that I need at LeeValley (http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=42261&cat=1,180,42240). Even for the price they hold their sharpness very well. There is one I use and made more than 500 holes in walnut, still performing like new.
I would not recommend the one from BusyBee. Absolute crap!

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#4 posted 03-20-2014 08:20 PM

Thanks lepelain. I’ve seen those Lee Valley bits, but I just don’t have enough experience to determine what’s a good bang for the buck. Your opinion is valuable to me.

Again, thanks.

-- Hey, I'm usually right twice a day! Except where they use 24 hour clocks.

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