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16-Pc. Forstner Bit Set

Perfect for doweling, mortising, pocket holes, hardware installation and more!
Item #
86% of 100

Pre-sharpened bits are ready to use in any type of wood. Cut precision flat bottomed holes with exceptionally smooth side walls preventing surface tear-out. Set includes 16 forstner bits in common, standard sizes plus a storage case.

  • Use with a drill press or hand drill
  • Set comes in durable molded plastic index box
  • All bits have 3" long shafts with 3/8" diameter shanks and are forged from high carbon steel
  • Pre-sharpened bits are ready to use in any type of wood
  • Perfect for doweling mortising or pocket hole hardware installation
(1) 1/4'' Forstner Bit
(1) 3/8'' Forstner Bit
(1) 1/2'' Forstner Bit
(1) 5/8'' Forstner Bit
(1) 3/4'' Forstner Bit
(1) 7/8'' Forstner Bit
(1) 1'' Forstner Bit
(1) 1-1/8'' Forstner Bit
(1) 1-1/4'' Forstner Bit
(1) 1-3/8'' Forstner Bit
(1) 1-1/2'' Forstner Bit
(1) 1-5/8'' Forstner Bit
(1) 1-3/4'' Forstner Bit
(1) 1-7/8'' Forstner Bit
(1) 2'' Forstner Bit
(1) 2-1/8'' Forstner Bit
(1) Molded Plastic Index Case
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number 21002-31
Weight 4.6500
Tech Spec
  • Shanks: 3/8'' Round
Discountable Yes
Bit Material High Carbon Steel
4.3 / 5.0
103 Reviews
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Nicely done, precision tools.
February 20, 2020
4 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Forstner Bit set
Excellent. They work as advertised, and the case is very rugged.
February 19, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
16 piece forstner set is excellent!
This Forstner bit set is far superior to the "off the truck" set I've been using for years. The bits actually cut instead of burning their way through the project, and they drill straight clean holes that are not a half size too big because the bit wobbles so much. An excellent investment, at a good price too!
February 14, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
forstner bit set
love these
February 10, 2020
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
High Quality
Purchased for my wood crafting business and am 100% satisfied. High quality and great value.
February 8, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
my opinion
I picked these up around the holidays for a project and for the price (they were on sale ) I was very pleased they cut great on soft and hardwoods and give a good result support the back of your work with a scrap piece to avoid tear out
February 2, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
I like them!
January 29, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very good quality equipment.
January 3, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Cuts clean holes - easy to use - bits have sharp edges
October 12, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
16-pc Forstner bit set
I have only used two bits, they worked great. They are sharp and cut clean holes. Great price for this bit set, I would recommend this set.
June 8, 2019
9 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
many sizes
Tom C on Jan 22, 2020
Needed forstner bits and they were on sale!
Tony on Jan 20, 2020
many sizes
Tom C on Jan 22, 2020
Price and hoping for good quality :)
Brandon C on Jan 22, 2020
Needed forstner bits and they were on sale!
Tony on Jan 20, 2020
Assortment of sizes
IVAR E on Jan 19, 2020
Replacing a very old set that got rusty and dull.
Jim C on Jan 13, 2020
Need them
Gregory A on Jan 13, 2020
Count on these being as good as the other tools I've got from you!
Sue R on Jan 11, 2020
on sale
Clinton P on Jan 11, 2020
Looking for a really good set for my shop
Michael S on Jan 10, 2020
something i needed
S C on Jan 10, 2020
Price and selection of bit sizes
Monte M on Jan 8, 2020
Good deal
Paul W on Jan 3, 2020
I've heard of the rockler quality and I needed a new bit set. The sale price on these brought them down to a reasonable price range.
Tyler C on Jan 1, 2020
A gift for a carpenter elf.
Daniel A on Dec 15, 2019
Michael J on Dec 11, 2019
Dennis O on Dec 9, 2019
Sale price, 16 piece set versus 14 piece, rockler name
Luke C on Dec 4, 2019
I trust in the Rockler name.
Scott F on Dec 2, 2019
Good price. Great to use with drill press.
Dan U on Nov 30, 2019
Based on comments, etc. seems to be a decent starter set. Will be a gift, so will be some time before I get any feedback on quality, etc.
Yan J on Nov 29, 2019
On sale
David T on Nov 29, 2019
I have a porter cable 14 piece set that I love I wanted to see how these compair.
Joe H on Sep 26, 2019
On sale.
Geoffrey S on Sep 2, 2019
Good value, good bits!
Bobby S on Aug 30, 2019
Will need them in the future. Ideal for my type of wood working.
Milo W on Apr 25, 2019
Needed a good set of Forster bits
Daniel B on Apr 25, 2019
Will need in future
Seth R on Apr 12, 2019
Good sizes and value
Ken M on Apr 12, 2019
Need some Forstner Bits and these were priced right and in the right sizes.
Mike H on Apr 12, 2019
Got the sizes I need.
Jack P on Mar 28, 2019
Need for an upcoming project.
Grant S on Jan 31, 2019
Good history with Rockler products. Good price.
Roger D on Jan 28, 2019
May work with wood working projects
David S on Jan 24, 2019
needed some decent bits and the price was right
Stephen L on Jan 23, 2019
Great reviews
Robert H on Jan 23, 2019
Lost in flood.
David M on Jan 22, 2019
Old ones are dull
Hardy E on Jan 20, 2019
Need to drill for dow connection
Juan Jose d on Jan 16, 2019
A good value for some nice forstner bits as shown on video.
Falomany on Jan 16, 2019
Replacing tools lost in Camp Fire, Paradise California 11/8/2018
Lyle H on Jan 12, 2019
good price for quality of bits
Rob K on Jan 8, 2019
Good selection of sizes and set was on sale.
Todd B on Jan 7, 2019
Have had good experience with set previously.
Ward N on Jan 5, 2019
On sale, and needed better forstner bits
ANDY F on Jan 4, 2019
Gary L on Dec 13, 2018
Because my son-in-law wanted
Terri A on Dec 12, 2018
Laura W on Dec 8, 2018
Has most of the sizes needed. Look like decent quality.
Al on Nov 29, 2018
I needed various sizes and this was the most economical way to get them without ordering individual bits.
Denis B on Nov 17, 2018
Had good reviews.
Richard S on Aug 4, 2018
Price and hoping for good quality :)
Brandon C on Jan 22, 2020
Assortment of sizes
IVAR E on Jan 19, 2020
Are these bits Made in the USA?
Stephen G on Oct 20, 2016
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BEST ANSWER: They are made in China.
is this the same manufacturer as the 22 bit set ?
A shopper on Jun 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Both sets are insty bits
What is the max speed RPM for these bits?
Butch on Jan 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Depends on Hard/Soft wood and Size. See lable inside lid of 2nd photo for details
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