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62 of 63 people found the following review helpful.
Good for the money
First off I didnt buy these off amazon. I got them at Lowes for the same price. When I went there I only wanted one bit, but the price for just one was 17 dollars and it was 50 dollars for the whole set. You do the math. For the money these seem like good bits. I used multiple sizes in some solid maple and they all cut clean holes quickly. These bits also seem to clear chips out quite well. If you have the money to get a nicer set of bits like a similar Freud set then by all means get those, I have used better forstner bits before but for 50 bucks this is a pretty complete set and a handy case to keep them in, The plastic the bits sit in is relatively substantial not just that cheesy box of chocolates molded plastic you sometimes find in a box like this. I certainly do not expect these to last forever but for occasional use these are the perfect set to give you precise and clean holes.
33 of 34 people found the following review helpful.
A very good deal
By Peter C. Mandel Surg
I bought this set a few weeks ago. I've used it multiple times and have found the hole edges to be crisp and accurate. There is some tear out at the bottoms (if you are not drilling through) but it is certainly acceptable (and not important for my purposes). The box it comes in is very high quality. As with any forstner bit, but particularly the larger sizes, you must drill at slow (did I say slow) speeds or you will over heat the bit and ruin the temper of the metal. There are charts which can assist you in finding the recommended speeds. Also it is important to realize, if drilling in hard woods the speed must be lower than in soft woods. Beware of using any high carbon steel bit in man made products such as MDF or Melamine. If drilling in these products you should really be using carbide bits. For the money, these are certainly a great deal. My 5 star rating is post in context that this cost $50.00 and is an excellent buy.
47 of 53 people found the following review helpful. See all 214 customer reviews...
Not as described
By Tristan J. Warner
Bits are great but description is incorrect. There is no 2-18" bit. There are two 1/4" bits instead. The most expensive bit in the set has been replaced by a second of the cheapest bit in the set. Buyer beware