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5 Piece Set. 8mm Shank. Carbon steel bit set for drilling large holes in wood. Fast and effortless drilling.

5 Piece Set. 8mm Shank. Carbon steel bit set for drilling large holes in wood. Fast and effortless drilling.
Average Customer Rating:
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Rating Snapshot (21 reviews)
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13 of 21(62%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Forstner Bit Set 5 Pieces
Review 1 for Forstner Bit Set 5 Pieces
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Value for your money 5*
17 Jun 2014
By kidabrian
, Burgess Hill
"Better and cheaper than a flat wood drill you get 5 for the price of one wood drill elsewhere.
Cuts are good but you must use correct cutting speed. I have used 4 of the cutters and cannot be more pleased. I have put two rating of 5 stars and three of 4 stars this is only because they are drills and would require honeing at some point.
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Review 2 for Forstner Bit Set 5 Pieces
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Decent Drill
9 Jun 2014
By Anonymous
, Birmingham
"These did the job as they should... what more can i say"
Review 3 for Forstner Bit Set 5 Pieces
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Forstner drill bit set
2 Dec 2013
By Rogblade
, Ranskill, Retford
"Just what I needed to modify some existing self assembly furniture. Rapid delivery from Screwfix so very little delay in completing the modification."
Review 4 for Forstner Bit Set 5 Pieces
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Good Quality Bits
25 Nov 2012
By batty18
, Aylesbury, Bucks
"We purchased this set as a single 30 mm bit was not in the screwfix range, as it turns out this was very good value and the quality is great.
Comes complete in a handy case with the three other sizes so very good value for money
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Forstner Bit Set 5 Pieces
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Really pleased
18 Oct 2012
By opelomega
, Cheshire
"I was a little sceptical because of the very low price but decided that as I wanted them for a specific job only, even if they were rubbish they would at least do that job but I was pleasantly surprised. Not only did they cut accurately they stayed sharp for a good time. I also found them easy to hone. All in all exceptional value for money."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Forstner Bit Set 5 Pieces
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does the job well
5 Sep 2012
By seddo
, westhoughton
"just what i needed to finish a toy for my grandaughter well worth the money
did a great job thanks screwfix..
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Review 7 for Forstner Bit Set 5 Pieces
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Does The Trick
4 Aug 2009
By JMCC
, Bedford
"The only tool that screwfix sell that cuts a 15mm hole in wood. Does a nice neat job, perfect for the holes used by cams in kitchen cupboards, so when one is missing from the manufacturer, you can use this to make your own. Also includes larger sizes. Tends to get blunt quickly on laminated surfaces."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Forstner Bit Set 5 Pieces
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Great bits for the price
3 Apr 2014
By RnB76
, Glasgow
"The bits come in a good box to keep them safe. They are well packaged and come with the protective caps.
I used them on both soft and hard wood and they cut ok. Maybe not as good as some but then again this set is cheaper than some individual bits."
Review 9 for Forstner Bit Set 5 Pieces
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Did the job
16 Nov 2012
By DunCain
, Musselburgh
"Only needed one of the bits to drill the holes to hang the door on an integrated washing machine. Did the job. Useful tool and at a reasonable price compared to elsewhere. Online purchase and collection from my local store saved time. Happy to recommend - and will use Screwfix again. Thanks"
Review 10 for Forstner Bit Set 5 Pieces
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Good Budget set
13 Mar 2012
By EdenProductionServices
, Gloucestershire
"Needed a set in a hurry saw these a good price, however you pay for what you get there ok for the odd useage here and there not the best for constant use though, but so long as kept maintained they will be fine for a good while."
Review 11 for Forstner Bit Set 5 Pieces
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Superb Value for money
18 Jan 2010
By Lottie
, Newmarket
"Not the most prestiguous set of bits in the world but superb value for money and did the job brilliantly"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Forstner Bit Set 5 Pieces
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Simple Clearance item
19 Sep 2008
By Krayol
, Nottingham
"Not much that you can say about threaded bar!
However, it is "to size" and worked well for the assembly work that I was doing.
I was pleased that the ends weren't burred over as threaded bar often is - I hate having to re-thread the ends because nuts don't fit! This was fine.
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0 of 16 people found this review helpful.
Review 13 for Forstner Bit Set 5 Pieces
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You get what you pay for!
20 Sep 2010
By Spookycat
, Newbury
"Needed a 30mm bit for a relatively small job so bought this set. The bit stood up reasonably well all considered, drilling 6 holes into oak newel posts - but only just. Use once, throw away. As for fast and effortless - I wouldn't go too fast personally, they are not really up to it."
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 14 for Forstner Bit Set 5 Pieces
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Forstner bit set
22 Sep 2011
By Sidney14
, Winscombe
"Do the necessary but blunt rapidly. If drilling a significant number of holes is envisaged, better quality bits will be necessary."
Review 15 for Forstner Bit Set 5 Pieces
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Forster bits
26 May 2014
By Anonymous
, Mersyside
"I tried these bits for the first time, and I'm sorry to say they were not a good choice!"
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 16 for Forstner Bit Set 5 Pieces
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waste of money
24 Aug 2013
By dip11
, Perth
"don't know if I got a bum set or other people that reviewed this product were only drilling holes in a cup of water! These bits are so blunt they wouldn't even drill a hole, had to check my drill wasn't in reverse. They look like they were made by a blind man wearing boxing gloves. Absolute rubbish took them back straight away."
Review 17 for Forstner Bit Set 5 Pieces
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Only fit for a car boot sale!
14 Jul 2013
By NottsHandyman
, Nottingham
"Even with the poor reviews, I was in desperate need of a 15mm bit to complete a job and thought it worth it so went for this set. Fortunately I checked the already opened packet before I left the car park and found the quality to be incredibly poor, with the grinding so out of place that the tools would try to burnish a hole through the material rather than cut it. Admittedly I needed the bit for a chair I was making so they were of no use at all and returned them straight away in exchange for a Disston Multi-Angle Drill Bit 15mm instead. One bit for slightly less than a set of five but at a much better quality. If you are roughing out softwoood joinery and just need a rough hole in the wood you might be OK but don't expect too much and remember, you get what you pay for!"
Review 18 for Forstner Bit Set 5 Pieces
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Rubbish
13 Apr 2013
By Bill21
, Dover
"Blunt from the start. took them back and got money back"
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Blunted
11 Apr 2013
By JurassicJim
, Devon
"These failed to cut into a test piece of softwood.
On examination of the cutting edges it looked like they had been blunted instead of sharpened, very poor finish. I thought about trying to sharpen them but took them back and got the 16 piece set which proved to be of far better quality.
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No good
7 Nov 2012
By stevethesparks
, midlands
"I tried one last week, useless! very poor quality
I will be asking for a refund.
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