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22-Piece Forstner Bit Set

Perfect for doweling, mortising, pocket holes, hardware installation and more!
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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
4.3 / 5.0
195 Reviews
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Good Stuff.
Great product at a fair price.
June 8, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
It’s not carbide so don’t expect it to stay sharp as long. If your a weekend hobbyist these are just fine
June 7, 2020
2 months ago
Great buy
I immediately used my bits to make doors for my shop cabinets.
June 6, 2020
2 months ago
Good product for the price.
May 30, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
22 piecwe Forstner Bit set
Arrived quickly. All bits in very good, sharp condition. Haven't been able to use them all but the ones I have used, cut cleanly with no burning of the wood. Excellent value. Yes, I would recommend this bit set.
May 28, 2020
2 months ago
Great Value. Performs great.
May 27, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great quality, great price
I’ve always wanted a set of forstner bits but could never find a comprehensive set at a decent price. This set fit the bill. Top quality, excellent selection and affordable. Very pleased.
May 25, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
22- Piece Forstner Bit set
Fantastic set of bits. Sharp. I constantly go to this bit set for many projects. I bought this set because I cannot find a set that has just the larger bits. 1 1/2 up so this set filled in my gaps.
May 24, 2020
2 months ago
Good Set - Excellent Sale Price
I'm very pleased with this set. Has a very good range of bits, covering nearing every hole size I may typically ever need. I especially like the fact that certain of the bits are in 32nd sizes for the occasions when you need that in between size. Thus far, I have used only a few of the bits but have found them to cut very cleanly even in hardwoods. Getting a set of this quality and size on the sale Rockler just ran was a no brainer. i highly recomend the set.
May 22, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I’m very happy with my purchase, I make keepsake boxes and I decorate them with challenge coins. TheForstner bits make clean cuts and make my boxes look good.
May 19, 2020
3 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
the reviews about this set is what convinced me
John H on Jun 24, 2020
Price and quality
Michael R on Apr 30, 2020
the reviews about this set is what convinced me
John H on Jun 24, 2020
Awesome bits on sale
Jaimes L on Apr 30, 2020
Price and quality
Michael R on Apr 30, 2020
Love these bits
Andrew H on Apr 26, 2020
I need some good wood bits
Thomas Maltry M on Apr 25, 2020
I bought a 16 piece kit a few years ago. More is better.
Wes on Apr 24, 2020
Setting up a workshop
William G on Apr 23, 2020
Always great quality products from rockler. Trust in company.
Gary Larsen J on Apr 23, 2020
My old bits are worn out and I also needed larger bits.
Steven D on Apr 17, 2020
Manuel D on Apr 15, 2020
Rockler highly recommended, with other brands compared to these, folks saying they were settling for those when these are as the best. Good price for the 22 piece set. Needed various sizes, 1.5 & up to match varying diameters of bamboo used for a fence and other architectural projects
billycar on Apr 15, 2020
It had the size I needed
Lisa M on Apr 14, 2020
On sale
CHARLES O on Apr 13, 2020
Great sale price. Good reviews. Complete with most common sizes.
A-Train on Apr 13, 2020
I always needed a set but never had one. This was a good opportunity at a good price.
Michael C on Apr 12, 2020
need and don't have any
Michael W on Apr 12, 2020
Charles M on Apr 10, 2020
on sale, good price
Anita H on Apr 9, 2020
Great price. SALE.
Alan Williams N on Apr 7, 2020
Anniversary gift for my husband.
Kathryn G on Apr 5, 2020
My husband has been wanting these for a while and couldn’t believe the good sale!
Robin W on Apr 4, 2020
Price (sale) and variety of bits
LONNY W on Apr 3, 2020
Always wanted a set and have project that will three sizes
Jim F on Feb 27, 2020
good price and I need a GOOD Set, Thanks for offering this
JOHN S on Feb 22, 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 on Nov 20, 2019
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
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
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
Awesome bits on sale
Jaimes L on Apr 30, 2020
Love these bits
Andrew H on Apr 26, 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
Can you please tel me if you stock a set of Fostner bits with metric values?
Please help.
Jacques M on Jul 14, 2019
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.
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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