How I sharpen a Forstner Bit

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Blog entry by ww_bcn posted 05-04-2015 07:38 PM 1948 reads 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just want to drop here a short video about how I sharpen my forstner bits. I hope it came useful for somebody. Please feel free to leave your feedback.

Regards from Barcelona!

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#1 posted 05-04-2015 08:01 PM

Thank You!

It works; I do about the same thing with a diamond file though.

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#2 posted 05-04-2015 08:32 PM

Thanks for the video.

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#3 posted 05-04-2015 10:02 PM

Excellent! Thanks for posting.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#4 posted 05-05-2015 05:38 AM

You did forget one crucial thing (I did too)! The square center point. You need to make it about half of current size, maybe even smaller, then You WILL SEE the difference! But then You need to use VERY LOW RPM.

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#5 posted 05-05-2015 06:31 PM

Thanks to everyone for your feedback, specially to you Slemi to add more tips on this subject. Regards from Barcelona!

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#6 posted 05-12-2015 11:08 AM

Thanks for sharing!

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#7 posted 05-12-2015 01:40 PM

Thanks Brett!

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