Owning a power toolkit is very essential and a necessity nowdays. You can not always rely on professional help to make amends to your house or machine. Typically, they take a lot of time to get things done and overcharge most of the time even for the simplest things. So, it is a no-brainer to own a set of power tools. The most useful power tool of all is definitely the drill. If you own a drill or plan to own one in the near future, then your dilemma with a plethora of other people must be about the drill bits. Drill bits come in all shapes and sizes and each of them has a different purpose and understanding that not only requires skill but also perseverance. So, if you have been confused about which drill bit to use in a particular situation, then I know how that feels because it has happened to me too, many times. That is when I started reading about different drill bits and their purposes so that I am never put off guard in a situation where I do not know which drill bit will be the best suited for the purpose. That is the reason why I am writing this article today, to educate you with a different kind of drill bit called Forstner bit.
Forstner bits are named after Benjamin Forstner who invented them. The purpose of these bits is to bore flat-bottomed holes in a material which is mostly wood. These drill bits give a clean and precise hole. Typically, these drill bits are very hard to operate and require a great amount of force to shove them into the surface of the material. This is the reason why they are commonly used in lathes and drill presses. You should use this bit when you need a clean and accurate hole which has smooth walls inside. You can also use the spade bits for the same, but they will not provide with a smooth and accurate hole as the final result. Forstner bits should be used when you want precision.
A Forstner bit is constructed with a sharp tip pointed outwards and a small cylindrical cutter around the perimeter of the center. The sharp tip dips first into the wood followed by the cylindrical cutter. The high speed of the drill, accompanied by this design philosophy with the sharp bit going in first prevents any wobbles and results in a sharp and clean cut.
If you also find a job for Forstner bits then owning a set of them is a good idea because of their precision. But finding which Forstner bit is suitable for you is not an easy task primarily due to the fact that the market is flooded with various bits which boasts of various advantages against all other bits. This becomes a real cumbersome task for an end user like us to select one selection of drill bits from a vast sea of options because we never know whatever we are getting the best deal or not without actually buying and trying any drill bits.