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Posted on Please help!! Lathe motor Boggs down with forstner bits!

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#1 posted 04-22-2018 12:25 AM

I recently purchased a 2” Woodcraft fostner for a project I was working on. Brought it home, chucked it up in the drill press and man was I disappointed. Would not cut through the maple I was working with. Switched to pine, almost as bad. I looked closely at the cutting edge and it was literally chipped and burred. Took it back to Woodcraft and we looked through all of their Woodcraft branded forstners…almost all were so poorly sharpened that even the sales guy was shocked. Literally through the packaging you could see the chips in the cutting edge. Taking some out of the packaging they all had burrs and were dull as hell. They gave me my money back, I went to HD, bought a 2” Diablo and it cut perfectly – as a forstner should.

I suggest you try a different brand. While the diablos are not the premier bit, I think it is more the poor quality of the Woodcraft bits.


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