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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2-1/8 CMT Forstner Bit
from SE Massachusetts
About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
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Comments about 2-1/8'' CMT Forstner Bit:
Cutting webs at bottom of bit were not sharpened well. They had small nicks which tore rather than cut material, leaving a rough surface on the bottom of the hole. I will attempt to carefully stone these to improve the performance. This bit will see infrequent use, mostly in softer woods, so I can live with this condition.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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from Kenosha, WI
About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer
I have not had it long enough to know if it maintains its sharpness, but I'm very pleased.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend