Horst Meibach Drill Bits

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
5.0
out of 5
Brand:
Horst Meibach Co.
Model:
#844156
Price:
$36

Description

COLT MaxiCut is a totally new cutting head design that combines the advantages of a forstner bit with those of a boring bit while the high performance RotaStop shank provides optimum torque. Sectioned cutting rim produces less heat for considerably longer tool life. Saw tooth effect of both cutting cam pairs on the circular cutting edge offers a noticeably easier and faster boring tool. Chip breaking grooves on the internal cutting edges of 3/4" and larger bits guarantees smoother drilling and easier swarf removal. Suitable for half, inclined, overlapping and deep bore holes.Polygonal shape of the RotaStop shank ensures optimum transmission of torque and practically chucks itself automatically by means of rising contours.No slipping in the chuck and precise results when machining the hardest of materials.Combining Morse-Taper adapters and extensions allows easy tool changing within seconds and longer service life for the bits.

WOOD magazine review

Colt bits generate unbridled boring enthusiasm

Review Summary

I’ve tried a lot of drill bits in my nearly six decades as a woodworker, with varying degrees of success. These German-made, high-speed-steel Colt drill bits are the finest I’ve used. For example, I used a 1-1 ⁄2" MaxiCut Forstner bit to bore 100 holes 1/2" deep in hard maple, and the bit not only cut clean, accurate holes, but it also stayed cooler than other Forstner bits put to the same test.
I like the way the unique, stepped teeth on the chip-breakers slice off narrow shavings that don’t clog up my shop vacuum the way the large spiral shavings from other Forstner bits tend to do. Each of the MaxiCut Forstner bits features two shallow flats on its shank, and because of that I couldn’t make them slip in a drill chuck no matter how hard I tried. These flats work with the RotaStop 5" Morse-taper adapter and 8" extension to bore deep holes using your drill press or lathe. I used this setup with a 35mm bit to bore the 10" length of a 38mm-square hard maple blank. It never wavered side-to- side nor burned the wood. Impressive. I found Colt’s Five Star brad-point bits and steep-fluted PenBlank pen- drilling bits to be exceptional. Both bored clean, precise holes without tear-out in all materials and cleared chips without having to repeatedly back the bits out of the wood. The brad-point bits sell individually and in Imperial and metric sets of seven. The pen bits come individually and in 5-packs. The MaxiCut Forstner bits come in 20 Imperial sizes and 24 metric, individually or in sets of five and 10. —Tested by Dean Fiene

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

Reader Reviews

Everyone uses drills all of the time. Buy the Best. Save the frustration.

Review Summary

I have the Colt Brad point bits. You can pick these up at a good price if you are vigilant. That being said, even at full retail they are worth every penny. You drill accurate holes quickly without having to constantly back the drill out to clear chips and with minimal tearout. Spend your money on the tools you use the most and you will enjoy your hobby all the more.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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