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boysie39

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I would like to get a set of Fostner Bits of good quality.

What make would you reccommend .
 

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i would not recommend the 5 quid set from aldi. i wasn't expecting brilliance but i did expect them to be straight and able to cut wood. they weren't and couldn't til i abused them with the grinder!
 

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As with any sets of tools there are always some you use a lot more than others.

My method with any tool set is to buy cheap, then as I find which ones I use the most I then replace those with better quality tools
 

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The Record set have hex shanks in bigger sizes which is quite a big advantage IMHO over the round shanks of the Screwfix set.

Large sizes = large torque and more likelihood of slipping in the chuck and scoring.

Jon
 

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Possibly a bit pricy, but how about this Colt set. £125 for 5 with an extension.
I have one of theirs for pepper mills and it's way better than any others that I've tried. Made from HSS so keep their edge better than others.
 

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Hi Duncan,
Probably splitting hairs but I don't think these are HSS, I think they're HCS like other forstners.

The MaxiCut PLUS are HSS.
Jon
 

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Thanks to all for your views, I dont use them enough to warrent paying £100 + for them.

I think I will go with the Record set, It wont break the bank and some of you think they are quite good.
 

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TEP":1rzzoyjr said:
As with any sets of tools there are always some you use a lot more than others.

My method with any tool set is to buy cheap, then as I find which ones I use the most I then replace those with better quality tools
Hello Tam - nice to see that lovely avatar again.
 
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