|Item Weight||0.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||6.6 x 1.7 x 0.9 inches|
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|Item model number||FC-002|
|Style||3/8-Inch by 1/4-Inch Shank Carbide Forstner Drill Bit|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Freud FC-002 3/8-Inch by 1/4-Inch Shank Carbide Forstner Drill Bit
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I chucked up the 3/8 bit to bore some holes for decorative plugs and noticed that the bit was not cutting a very clean hole, seemed like I had to apply too much pressure also. I pulled it out of the drill press and upon examining the cutting edge, I noticed it did not have that bright, shiney edge you normally associate with a sharp tool. I examined the rest of the bits and they looked the same. So I carried them down to the local saw shop where I get all my blades and cutters sharpened and ask them to take a look at the bits. Their opinion was that the bits were very dull, looked like the last two steps in sharpening them had been overlooked. So $30 and an hour later I was on my way home with sharp bits. Put the 3/8 back in the drill press and tried again. This time the results were what I had hoped for.The bit cut thru the Padauk very nicely and left a nice clean hole. I cut another 19 holes and each was excellent. Cutting the last hole was as easy as cutting the first. I have noticed no wobble in any of the bits and other than the sharpening problem have had no trouble with this set. I do think my HSS set does a little better job in soft wood and plywood, but it is a close call. Wish I could afford some larger ones in carbide...3"-31/2" would be nice for clock making.
These are the first Freud cutter's I have had that were'nt sharp out of the box, so I won't let it influence my love of Freud blades and cutters in the future. I rated it 4 stars because of the sharpening problem. Still recommend Freud blades and cutters.
several chips in the carbide cutting edges. The replacement has performed adequately. This forstner bit set produced disappointing results for the money. The surface of the workpiece had burrs where the bit first made contact and the interior of the hole showed a torn surface on the end grain side as opposed to a smooth cut. Overall the quality of the grinding on the carbide cutting tips and the body of the bit was uneven and poorly finished. My twenty year old hand sharpened steel bits produced better results. For the money I expected more and returned these bits.
The cut was extremely clean and left absolutely no burning on Cherry, Walnut and Maple. I used it both in my drill press and in my Dewalt 18V Hammer Drill and both made clean cuts.
As the need arises, I will be replacing all my Forstner Bits with equivalent Freud Carbide Forstner Bits.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cuts well and seems to be holding well with repeated use (dozens of holes so far). Would be 5 stars but the sides of the holes are a little rough.Published 3 months ago by James Wise
So far, have completed about 1 dozen doors and this bit has been great. Always trusted Freud and once again they have come through for me.Published 4 months ago by FH-Ace