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22-Piece Forstner Bit Set

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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.

  • 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
Bit Material High Carbon Steel
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4.3 / 5.0
137 Reviews
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Really like this set of Forestner bits, they run true, are sharp and extremely cut well. Having a complete packaged set with fractional sizes included is nice, no need to pull out multiple boxes to find the exact size you need. A+ for affordability and function.
August 22, 2019
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nice set
Nice set, good quality, a handy case, getting the account set up was painfully slow and arduous
May 6, 2019
4 months ago
I got this set for my son-in-law and he was very pleased to receive this.
May 2, 2019
4 months ago
Very nice
Very nice set for a real good price.
May 1, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Cut clean and fast, so far
These bits have all worked very well, so far. I have used a couple of them for more than 10 projects without losing sharpness. I do drill a relief hole for sawdust to exit before using them, most of the time.
April 16, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great... Super!!
Would recommend. I use it all the time. I love having a plethora of sizes.
April 4, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Has 22 bits of different sizes. The case makes it possible to keep all bits together and organized. The price of the bits was very reasonable.
Pretty awesome and complete
March 19, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Quality steel
The holes are precise and the bottom is very flat. Very glad I purchased this.
March 15, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great bits!
Awesome set of bits! Seem to stay sharp. Nice, sturdy case.
March 14, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
22 piece Forstner bit set
Only had the set for 2 weeks but sure do enjoy using them, shape and cut very well.
March 13, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
It’s what my husband asked for, for his birthday.
Kristy S on Aug 22, 2019
Larger sizes.
George T on Aug 11, 2019
It’s what my husband asked for, for his birthday.
Kristy S on Aug 22, 2019
I chose this set because of the large selection of bits. For the sell price this is a great value
William S on Aug 18, 2019
Larger sizes.
George T on Aug 11, 2019
good quality set and a great price needed for the shop
Micheal V on Aug 10, 2019
Needed a more complete set
Robert B on Aug 10, 2019
Good price
Mike S on Aug 10, 2019
I needed a more complete set for different jobs!
George C on Aug 10, 2019
I needed a better quality set of bits than what I have. This set includes 1/16" increment. They were also on sale at a great price.
Paul M on Aug 10, 2019
Quality, price, and Rockler Woodworking!
Jamie B on Aug 9, 2019
Awesome deal! Needed variety of sizes.
JOE W on Aug 9, 2019
sale price
Coy407 on Aug 6, 2019
Making candle holders and this a good price for that many.
Tim S on Aug 4, 2019
Reviews seem strong and rockler is a reputable company
Armando f on Aug 2, 2019
Checking various retail outlets on the internet I was undecided which way to purchase. This particular set was more expensive (by about $42.00 more) than the other set I was considering. But I questioned the quality of the less expensive set (unfortunately, both sets were made in china, but what isn't these days). I decided on this set because of Rockler's reputation of selling quality merchandise.
Juan R on Aug 2, 2019
good quality. Good price.
Vonnie H on May 20, 2019
I like the reviews
Ricardo E on May 16, 2019
Wanted better quality ones the I purchased last year, these one have teeth.
Lee W on Apr 25, 2019
this is a good deAl on these bits for a set this big
larry b on Apr 24, 2019
great reviews and great price.
michael r on Apr 15, 2019
The person who will receive this gift bought this for the school he works for and really wants one for his personal use, so he will receive it as a birthday gift.
Karen P on Apr 10, 2019
I had these at another company and liked them.
Joseph T on Apr 9, 2019
Needed one, good sale price
Dan M on Apr 8, 2019
Love the complete set - by 1/16 fractionals under 1" - by 1/8 above 1"
George K on Apr 6, 2019
lot of bits, nice price
norman folkie on Apr 5, 2019
number of bit's, case, price, and reviews
Michael C on Apr 1, 2019
JOHNNY P on Feb 26, 2019
It seems like a lot of bits for that price
Johnny H on Feb 26, 2019
I needed it
Steven J on Feb 26, 2019
needed a couple different sizes, but for this price I can get a whole set for the cost of a few that I need.
Gary L on Feb 24, 2019
I need a nice assortment of sizes for my lathe hollow forms and this set fit the mark after considerable research
Wendy H on Feb 17, 2019
Good deal!
Ron F on Feb 11, 2019
I need the 1/16th sizes
MICHAEL L on Feb 10, 2019
Looks like good value
craig foley R on Feb 7, 2019
$100 on sale
Lee W on Feb 7, 2019
To be able to have a more complete set at a reasonable price in recognition of the founders sale discount.
Edward W on Feb 5, 2019
I wanted a good selection of sizes
Kelly W on Feb 5, 2019
I saw this type of bit being used on Woodsmith Shop and they look to make beautiful, clean holes.
Paul W on Feb 2, 2019
I like woodworking projects, and a friend had some of these bits. When I saw him use them on his projects I was sold. They are awesome. They make perfect smooth holes and can be used on a drill press or with your hand drill. It might be a little pricey, but like the ole saying goes you get what you pay for. If you want a set to last then I recommend this set. You will never need another one.
Max G on Jan 21, 2019
This is for some projects to make a "Shadow Box" for bottles.
Darrel G on Sep 28, 2018
Have been looking for a good deal on Forstner bits and this is a good deal.
Larry L on Jul 5, 2018
Had this set previously but lost it when my house burned down in the Northern California Fires.
Captain Free on Jul 5, 2018
on sale price is good
Adam C on Jul 5, 2018
price and personal request
Alyson C on Jul 5, 2018
I needed a large set that stores nicely. This set had good reviews and a sale price of $69.99 was too good to pass up.
Michelle S on Jul 5, 2018
theophilus s on Jul 4, 2018
good price
deborah d on Jul 3, 2018
wanted to increase my inventory of bits
Maureen M on Jul 1, 2018
Richard R on Jul 1, 2018
claudio c on Jun 27, 2018
great price
Duane T on Jun 25, 2018
I chose this set because of the large selection of bits. For the sell price this is a great value
William S on Aug 18, 2019
good quality set and a great price needed for the shop
Micheal V on Aug 10, 2019
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 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.
Can you please tel me if you stock a set of Fostner bits with metric values?
Please help.
Jacques M on Jul 14, 2019
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