Just got a new 500+ page catalog from Grizzly today.
They have several sets of forstner bits at what appear to be pretty
good prices. Some are from SteeleX, others like the set on back cover
for $24.95 (reg $49) doesn't mention a mfg. (unless they are Grizzly's
Does anyone have any experiences with these?
I really just need a 35mm bit for some face frame hinges, is a 1 3/8"
bit close enough? Only off by a fraction when you do the conversion.
I don't plan on using them very often, but, they seem like a nice thing
I used a 1 3/8 for Blum hinges and it worked great. It was tight after I got
a little paint overspray but the hinge still seated fine. I bought whatever
brand was carried by HD and it worked fine in MDF. Hmmm, let me qualify
that. I tried some test holes with my cordless drill and could not keep the
bit from "walking" sideways as the bit went deeper. I had to use the drill
press, which required fashioning a large table for it to support the cabinet
doors. Believe me, I have more tools than sense because I inherited a lot of
fantastic stuff. Here I was struggling with the cordless while the drill
press was (literally) gathering dust ten feet away.
I got my Grizzly catalog today too. Makes for nice bedtime reading!
Whatever you do, don't repeat the mistake I made Saturday.
Some company came to town, rented a big hall, and sold crap.
I bought 16 forstner bits for $10. Some cut poorly, some don't cut at all.
I don't have the heart to throw them out, but I probably should.
My set looks exactly like the cheap set in the Grizzly catalog. I sure hope
it isn't the same crap. $10 was bad enough, but $25 would be that much
The worst buy though was the reciprocating saw for $10. I don't need one
very often, and I figured "how bad can it be?" Well, I found out; it broke
the first time I used it. The zinc casting were so thin they flexed like
cheap plastic. Odd thing is, I don't see how they can make even make crap
like that for $10. I mean, there is all the castings, the motor, box,
shipping, etc. It is a pity they couldn't have made it just a bit better.
I did buy some decent clamps for $8 and an angle grinder that has held up so
far for $7.
hmmmmmm....... sounds like the cummins tool show came to town. been to
one left quickly. what a pile o crap they sell. saw a 12 dollar
cordles drill and it said made by hitachi one the tag in fromt of it
but the lable on the drill said cummins tool co. lol.... lots o folks
must fall for this crud cause they are still in business.
I use the 1 3/8" all the time. I have not had a problem with the fit of
the hinge. Fits snugly and yet a gentle tap will align it with the door
frame. Like others, the difference between 35mm and 1 3/8" is so small
that it does not make that much of a difference.
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