It's a *small* consolation that Woodcraft doesn't charge AL sales tax on mail
order. For pretty much the entire last year they've had free shipping, so
other than the wait it's not all bad. We go up to Birmingham or Atlanta every
couple of months so I can get my fix. Atlanta is an automatic triple play
(the car has memorized the Peachtree-to-Woodcraft-to-Rockler route ;).
They are not used as much. Given a choice, I'd buy the kit without them.
I've never used those sizes so I'm not willing to pay for them just to have
around. I bought a cheap set to start with and have bough better quality
replacements for the sizes that I do use and wore out.
On Tue, 08 Jun 2010 22:53:31 -0500, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
Well, that's the idea isn't it? You have to buy in quantity if you
want to get anything approaching a decent cost per bit ratio. In any
event, if you're even just a marginal woodworker, a set of forstner
bits approaches the must-have threshold as far as I'm concerned.
If you want a set with both the 1/8th and 1/16th increment bits,
Rockler has this set:
If you all ready have a set of bits with the 1/8th increments and just
need the 1/16th increments, there is this set from Rockler:
I all ready had a set of Forstner bits and got the additional 1/16th
increment bits to fill things out. I think I got mine on sale, but
the regular price of $28 isn't too bad.
I was wondering if maybe forstner bits were used for some
purpose I didn't know about that never required 16ths. I bought
a Milwaukee set, very cheap. So far two of the bits work great,
really, but the third is dull and since it's 3/8 I wonder if i will
be able to sharpen it. I'm thinking about ordering another set
and combining the good from each and sending back the duds.
Low purchase price bits will be some of the MOST EXPENSIVE bits you
will ever own.
If you can return them, do so, if not, drop them in the circular file
and move on.
Freud has a great set of carbide forstner bits.
Had a set for over 10 years, no regrets.
About $100, but you only cry once.
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