Except for the 1-3⁄8" bit we use for cup hinges, we rarely use Forstner bits larger than 1".…
So this set of small bits, made in China, suits us just fine, even though we can get more bits for less money elsewhere. These high-speed-steel, smooth-rimmed bits proved sharp and accurate as they bored crisp, tear-out-free holes in oak, walnut, fir, birch plywood, and MDF. They make perfect flat-bottom holes, with only a 1⁄8"-deep divot from the center spur. We also tested Lee Valley’s 16-piece set of sawtooth bits (1-1⁄8 to 3" by 1⁄8" increments, $250, #06J80.16), and they performed equally well.
Ease of Use
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