Until you try them, you won’t believe that a forstner bit can be this inexpensive and still perform this well. CMT resharpens top quality imported bits in their own Italian factory. That results in a top quality forstner bit at an affordable price. Guided by the rim rather than a center spur, Forstner bits bore flat bottomed holes which may be overlapped or may enter at odd angles. Use caution with small bits (3/8" to 5/8") because they do not have a great deal of space available for chip ejection. Bits over 7/8" have a saw tooth rim for improved performance. Made of High-Speed Steel, these bits stay sharp, and stay sharp longer than bits made of ordinary tool steel. Blanks are made in China.
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Comments about 35mm CMT Forstner Bit:
This is the first thing I have bought from CMT or McFeely's that I was not happy with. The bit had major burs from the sharpening process and the nicks had not been ground out. I knocked the burs off with a sharpening stone but the nicks were too deep to bother with so I orderd a bit from another manufacturer. I do not expect to get 100 holes out of this bit.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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By DIY Man
from Chattanooga, TN
About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
I've only drilled one hole so far with this Forstner bit into a plywood prototype, but was extremely disappointed at the effort it took to get through the relatively soft wood.
worth the money
from Bedford PA
Using bit to make replacement cabinet doors
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend