Steelex   |  SKU: D3573  |  Model: H5677
Forstner Bit 16 pc. Set
Reg: $55.00
Price: $42.95
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Steelex H5677 - Forstner Bit 16 pc. Set

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Forstner Bits are the most accurate and versatile of all wood bits. They cut extremely smooth and clean flat-bottomed holes in any species of wood, even in thin stock or veneers. We cannot emphasize enough how happy you will be with these. Includes: 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", round-shank bits, and 1", 1-1/8", 1-1/4", 1-3/8", 1-1/2", 1-5/8", 1-3/4", 1-7/8", 2", 2-1/8" saw-toothed hex-shank bits. Shank size is 3/8". Comes with a nice wood storage box.

Hex shanks on larger bits prevent slippage, shank scarring, and wobble caused by poor chucking.

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5/ 5stars

Really nice set - all the bits seem sharp and the ones I've tested cut nice and clean with a good smooth bottom. The box they come in is a nice way to keep them organized and from flopping around in a drawer. (It won't win any joinery contests but it does the job.) It's a great assortment of sizes too - nice to have that kind of flexibility for projects.

5/ 5stars

Ordered about 9 pm on Monday and received it in less than 36 hours!!

Seems good
5/ 5stars

I haven't used these yet quality looks good hope to get to work soon

Cheap, temporary solution
3/ 5stars

I purchased this to fill a need that I had - various sized, flat-bottomed holes in wood. Now that I have it - and it arrived damaged as the bits were shaken all over the inside of the case during shipping - I will shortly be replacing certain sizes of these bits with something of a higher quality. Specifically the 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" are all of very low quality and do not maintain their sharpness beyond a few uses in hardwood (even when using quite slow drilling speeds of ~500 rpm). If this is to be used once or twice, you might get by, otherwise consider getting a better single bit or saving up for a better set.

Great product
5/ 5stars

Great value for the money! Used a couple of the larger bits to drill 3/8" deep holes in Ash. Beautiful thing!

5/ 5stars

It was a gift for son-in-law, haven't heard yet.

great value
5/ 5stars

don't believe you can beat this set for the price

quality product
5/ 5stars

These forstner bits are very sharp and leave clean rims.

5/ 5stars

This was purchased as a Christmas gift and I love it. High quality product!!!!!

Good bits for the price
4/ 5stars

I bought a few Chinese-made bits (CMT, Porter-Cable, Irwin) recently to complete a woodworking project. They ranged in price from $10 - $20 each and had to be deburred and sharpened before use. I wasn't happy about the extra work, but I lived with it because the only alternative were the expensive bits from Germany or Austria. This Steelex set is a bargain at $42 for 16 bits and the quality is as good as any other Chinese-made bit I tried. The wooden box is very nice. Yes, I did have to spend a little time with some files tuning each bit and honing the cutting edge. However, a $400 European set was not in my tool budget.

Good Value
3/ 5stars

While these are obviously not super-nice bits they get the job done. For someone building a shop (like me) this was a good starter set. The steel doesn't seem to be of great quality as they've corroded a bit and don't stay sharp for a long time. But they do sharpen up easily enough with a flat diamond paddle.

They ship with a sticky anti-corrosion coating on them so I'd recommend cleaning them off when you get them.

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