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co-incidentally I bought these last week following on from use of a couple of the larger ones lent to me by another forum member for a vice project. I was impressed by their cutting into cross grain beech, esp the way they cleared as they went (which bodes well for lathe hollowing)

I am afraid I can't comment on their use in end grain hardwood yet - and other projects mean I won't have the lathe out to be able to 'test' for at least another week. Sorry.
 

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Shay Vings":fvhcbxs3 said:
Anyone tried these for end grain hardwood?

Screwfix reviews are very good but perhaps not from woodturners hollowing hardwoods?

http://www.screwfix.com/p/forstner-bit- ... 1795950509
I haven't used the screwfix bits, but I have sawtooth forstner bits and they are great for end grain, plus if you have a diamond hone you can keep them sharp.

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katellwood":1drlk0x6 said:
but are they metric or imperial ???
I had the same question - although the answer didn't really matter to me.

Early indications are that they are metric, with the imperial sizes given being indicative eg 25mm / 1" measures up at 25 with calipers (but I would prefer to measure a drilled hole to be definitive)
 

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