Forstner bit

blksmith

Active Member
#1
Hi Ed. Many years ago you recommend a forstner bit that had a longer shaft. this was 1/4 inch.
I bought 1 and it is finally getting dull. after 50 -60 knife handles. Got any idea which one I am talking about?
 

EdCaffreyMS

Forum Owner - Moderator
#2
I do! Those are called "Pathfinder" bits, and they were made by Milwaukee. Last I hear they had discontinued them, but I have seen them every now and then on Ebay.
 
#5
I do like forstner bits, better than spade bits. I have heard that a properly sharpened auger leaves a nicer hole. I don't use augers enough to confirm but i still find the thought interesting.
 
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