Re: Forstner bits

"John Martin" wrote

So.. my answer is "No, they ain't ment to be used in a drill."

(For reference, I was using a Rockler steel - not carbon - forstner bit.)

Jason Buckler

They're not meant to be used in a hand-held drill only because there
is no central point to locate the bit. If you don't hold them
perfectly straight - and sometimes even if you do - they can skate all
over the workpiece.

Then your not talking about a "Forstner" bit ... proper Forstner bits indeed
have a point, which is called the "gimlet point", as named by the man who
invented the bit.

Last update: 5/14/08
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