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22-Piece Forstner Bit Set

Perfect for doweling, mortising, pocket holes, hardware installation and more!
Item #
36191
Rating:
86% of 100

Pre-sharpened high carbon steel bits are ready to use in any type of wood. Cut precision flat-bottom holes without tear-out. Set includes 22 forstner bits in common, standard sizes plus a storage case.


Features:
  • Multi-spurs on bits 1" and larger increase cutting ability and reduce heat build up
  • Two sharpened inside edges easily cut through all woods and make flat bottomed holes
  • Polished ground rim and spurs produce smooth hole walls and accurate diameters
  • Wide flute openings allow fast chip removal
(1) 1/4" Forstner Bit
(1) 5/16" Forstner Bit
(1) 3/8" Forstner Bit
(1) 7/16" Forstner Bit
(1) 1/2" Forstner Bit
(1) 9/16" Forstner Bit
(1) 5/8" Forstner Bit
(1) 11/16" Forstner Bit
(1) 3/4" Forstner Bit
(1) 13/16" Forstner Bit
(1) 7/8" Forstner Bit
(1) 15/16" 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) Storage Case
More Information
Brand Insty-Bit
Manufacturer Part Number 22PC FORSTNER SET
Weight 5.8500
Tech Spec
  • 3/8" Round Shanks
Discountable Yes
Bit Material High Carbon Steel
4.3 / 5.0
171 Reviews
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These bits are excellent. They are precise in size and excellent for doweling.
December 26, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Work fine
Work as described. I liked the sale price.
December 22, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great set with a lot of sizes to choose from
December 20, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
So far so good. Nice quality and quantity for the price.
I'm completely happy with the set so far. Seems to be a great price for the quality and quantity. I've only used three bits so far, but they worked fine. The sharpness of the blades and the smooth edges look good. I like the case and the included speed chart.
December 17, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent!
I highly recommend this product, it is of high quality and craftsmanship!
December 15, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Awesome deal!
Great deal! Awesome price! Love it!
December 12, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
22-Piece Forstner Bit Set
This is a very good set. NO tear out, particularly if you use a base/scrap board under the piece. Very accurate.
December 9, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great for my work
It is great for drilling holes in tight positions
Regular bits ha ve a tendency to skip around before starting to dig into the wood
November 28, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
forstner bits
This is a great set. I'm a novice wood turner and have already used several of the bits on a salt shaker and pepper mill kit. They work great.
November 26, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
I don’t think u can beat the price. These look to be very well made and should last a lifetime
Really nice set of bits. Would make a heck of a nice Xmas gift for any guy u know.
November 22, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I’ve always wanted a set of forstner bits and I had gift cards and it was on sale. Win win.
Caleb W on Feb 15, 2020
Best set for the price
Nick A on Feb 8, 2020
I’ve always wanted a set of forstner bits and I had gift cards and it was on sale. Win win.
Caleb W on Feb 15, 2020
Good reviews against competitors' products. Plus, the video is very helpful. Sale price for the full set = hard to say 'no'.
Dirk F on Feb 9, 2020
Best set for the price
Nick A on Feb 8, 2020
I thought these would make a good addition for my wood turning projects
Crystal W on Feb 3, 2020
My husband wanted this set to upgrade the one he's had for many years.
Julia L on Dec 27, 2019
My husband does wood working and house remodeling. He appreciates good materials and tools, so he always puts something from Rockler on his gift lists.
Maryellen B on Nov 29, 2019
Great price
Paul E on Nov 22, 2019
reviews and Rockler reputation.
Larry H on Nov 21, 2019
It was a great sale price
John H on Nov 20, 2019
Need it for projects I am working on.
David D on Nov 20, 2019
quality/price
donald w on Nov 19, 2019
Good price and decent quality.
Kevin N on Nov 17, 2019
Value and fractional sizes
Tom C on Nov 16, 2019
Present
Liza S on Nov 16, 2019
I saw an Instagram post from George Vondriska of WWGOA telling everyone how impressed he was with this product he had just bought and how great a bargain it was at its sale price. He explained his post was not a paid add, but rather a referral of something he really liked and thought others may also.<br />I agree, this looks like a great deal. I look forward to having this in my shop.
R U on Nov 14, 2019
all the bits i should ever need in one neat package for a good price
mark m on Nov 13, 2019
Making Christmas gifts.
Paul M on Nov 12, 2019
It Rockler! You just can't go wrong! Heard good reviews about these.
Jason W on Nov 11, 2019
These Forstner bits are incredible for clean cut holes with extreme accuracy. I have used these bits before, but needed to replace my old set from a different manufacturer. This set is made of much higher quality. I love the size marked case also.
Timothy J on Nov 9, 2019
It's on Sale, Great Price for a Great Product.
Dennis W on Nov 8, 2019
There is a good variety of sizes.
Fred B on Nov 8, 2019
Price
jordan m on Nov 8, 2019
It looks like a complete set of all the bits I would ever use & priced just right
Tina N on Nov 6, 2019
Great value. Quality product. Need I say more?!
Rick H on Nov 4, 2019
My husband is a wood worker and need a large good quality set
Susan K on Nov 4, 2019
Something I've wanted for awhile. A great bargain on sale.
Paul T on Nov 4, 2019
to drill stuff
Adam T on Nov 2, 2019
Never know went it could come in handed.
Zack C on Nov 1, 2019
DIY Woodworking<br />good reviews
Matthias Z on Nov 1, 2019
To replace stolen bits and to have proper sized bits using round stock from home improvement centers.
JERRY L. B on Oct 30, 2019
All the different sizes and nice case.
Gregory G on Oct 30, 2019
Great price on quality set. Been waiting for a sale.
Lyndon P on Oct 27, 2019
I've been in need of replacements or a set of forstner bits. Timing of this deal from Rockler could not have been better. I've been a fan and referred Rockler for years
Jeff S on Oct 27, 2019
Nice set of bits on sale for a great price
Gregory P on Oct 26, 2019
Seems like I am always looking for one of these and have neglected to purchase the set, Price was a factor.
Michael L on Oct 26, 2019
Great price for multiple piece set
MARK R on Oct 26, 2019
I had some broken bits and needed a complete set again. A good price.
Brian K on Oct 25, 2019
Had been thinking about a complete set for a while and couldn’t pass up the sale price.
Joseph M on Oct 25, 2019
Use everyday. Needed new. Great price.
J I on Oct 25, 2019
Always wanted a full set
Kenny L on Oct 25, 2019
My 16 bit set has size gaps in the smaller sizes , this fills in those needs.
Robert R on Oct 25, 2019
This has a great number of sizes and the price is good. They look like exceptional quality bits.
Donna J on Oct 25, 2019
I have a small forstner bit set, but needed a better selection. The various sizes is what I was looking for and the price made the decision easy.
Steve W on Oct 25, 2019
Needed more sizes.
Carl O on Oct 19, 2019
Very good deal
Jamie R on Sep 26, 2019
Great price on a some bits I need
Calvin C on Sep 25, 2019
Great price.
Kevin C on Sep 24, 2019
Price, need new set of bits.
Robert P on Sep 24, 2019
value
Jerry C on Sep 22, 2019
I chose the 22 piece forstner bit set because it was an incredible deal. If you use this kind of bit then you understand how important it is to have sharpe bits in every size for precise drilling.
Robert G on Sep 20, 2019
Good reviews against competitors' products. Plus, the video is very helpful. Sale price for the full set = hard to say 'no'.
Dirk F on Feb 9, 2020
I thought these would make a good addition for my wood turning projects
Crystal W on Feb 3, 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.
What is the usable length of the shaft? I need to go through 2" of soft pine.
Crazy T on Jun 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The shanks on these bits range from 2-3/4" to 3" so you should have plenty
What is the maximum speed of operation in a drill press for these Forster bits?
My lowest speed is 540 rpm
Butch on Oct 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Forstners are designed to run slow. Larger bits around 700 or below, smaller bits not above 1200. Slow is best though.
Can you please tel me if you stock a set of Fostner bits with metric values?
Please help.
Jacques M on Jul 14, 2019
Can these Forstner Bits be used with hand-held drills or only with drill presses?
Anthony D on Apr 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can use them with hand held drills. Just make sure to go slow and use the low speed option on the drill, especially for the larger bits.
What level of quality would you rate these Forstner bits? Do they need frequent sharping?
HANS S on Jun 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I've only used the same 6 or so bits, but they were perfect out of the case. I mostly work with sapele (very hard) and Spanish cedar (relatively soft but very resinous). So far after several uses I haven't had to sharpen, only take the pitch off with bit cleaner. I had ordered a Forstner sharpening kit just in case, as they eventually will need to be sharpened.
Where are bits made? China?
Pete C on Nov 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: These bits are made in China.
country of origin ?
steve b on Sep 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Made in China
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