Amana Carbide Countersink Bits

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
5.0
out of 5
Brand:
Amana
Model:
PS-500
Price:
$100

Description

• Drilling & countersinking with a single tool
• Concealing of screwheads with plugs which perfectly fit with countersink
• Designed for portable drills & drill presses

WOOD magazine review

Long-lasting carbide countersinks and pilot holes

Review Summary

These countersinking bits with carbide cutting tips cut cleanly with no grain tear-out, and they never seem to dull as regular steel bits can. We've used these for 3 years with great success in solid hardwood and softwood as well as veneered plywood and MDF and melamine-coated particleboard.
Our only beef with them is that the steeply angled flutes on the twist bits plug easily, so you have to lift and allow the debris to clear and fall away, or else you'll get burning and less-efficient pilot-hole cutting. The set comes with its own plug cutter to match the 10mm counterbore produced by each of the four bits sized for #8–14 production screws (though we wish they went down to #4). Amana also sells tapered versions of these bits for $25 apiece.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Reader Reviews

Last forever

Review Summary

These carbide tipped countersink bits last a long, long time. In fact for the average woodworker they would probably last a lifetime, providing you don't drop and chip them. If you do a lot of countersinking in hard wood or particle board, or are just tired of your regular metal countersink bits dulling quickly, then these are what you need, and after you use them , will always want.
They come with drill sizes from 3/32" all the way up to 1/4" in a smooth round or quick release heck shaft. They range in price from about 13 to 30 dollars and are worth every penny. I've used them for a few years now and I would't go back to regular steel ones again. You can't get them at Rockler , Woodcraft or any of the hobbyist tool stores. You can get them on-line from any No of suppliers. such as Tools Today, Router Bit World etc. Google them ! You'll thank me later!

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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