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1-1/2 in. High-Speed Steel Forstner Bit

$19.97
  • For drilling straight, angled and overlapping holes in wood
  • Best application on hand-held drill or drill press
  • Hardened steel body for longer life and sharper cutting edge
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About This Product

The Diablo 1-1/2 in. High-Speed Steel Forstner Bit drills straight, angled and overlapping holes in all types of wood. The bit features a double-ground serrated edge for less splintering and chipping. Diablo's premium Forstner bits drill precise holes with virtually no tear out.

Highlights

  • Requires minimum chuck size of 3/8 in.
  • Drills straight, angled and overlapping holes in all types of wood
  • Forged construction of the hardened steel body warrants a long bit life and a sharp cutting edge
  • Ultra-sharp spur guarantees an accurate hole without walking on the material
  • Steep, angled cutting edges produce smooth, flat holes and create chisel-like curls for fast, clean chip removal
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Model # FB-011

Store SKU # 577703

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Specifications

Dimensions

Bit Diameter

1-1/2 in

Bit Length (in.)

3.5 in

Drilling Depth (in)

3.5

Shank Diameter

3/8 in

Details

Bit Material

High Speed Steel

Drill Bit Type

Forstner

Drill Bit Type(s) Included

Forstner

Features

No Additional Features

Individual/Set

Individual

Material Application

Wood

Number of Pieces

1 Piece

Number of Pieces

1

Shank Style

Straight

Tools Product Type

Power Tool

Questions & Answers

57Questions
caret
Q:What does this bit attach to?
by|Dec 29, 2023
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  It will fit in most drills

by|Mar 11, 2024
    caret
    Q:Will this bit drill a hole in a fiber cement fireplace liner
    by|Dec 10, 2023
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Not well. Designed for wood.

    by|Dec 12, 2023
      caret
      Q:can it cut through steel?
      by|Sep 4, 2023
      1 Answer
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      A:  No. Designed for wood.

      by|Dec 12, 2023
        caret
        Q:Can I use this to make a hole in a curved fence post?
        by|Dec 22, 2022
        1 Answer
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        A:  Yes. Drill a small pilot hole first, drill slowly and keep the bit straight and the drill perpendicular to the post. It will grab a bit when the outer edges start cutting so pay close attention. They’re not very long bits and they create shavings as well as saw dust so if you’re drilling a deep hole pull it out and blow out the waste from the hole and off of the bit. They’re really meant to be used in a drill press but go slowly and pay attention and you should be fine.

        by|Dec 23, 2022
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          Customer Reviews

          4.7 out of 5

          • 4.7 out of 1,327 reviews
          • 94% recommend this product
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          Perfect cut, perfect size
          Using the 5/8 bit to make slots for 1/2 copper pipe to fit in. It's a perfect cut, perfect size, snug fit. This will be for a shoe rack, and I expect it to turn out quite nicely.
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            Precision bore at it finest.
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            Awesome Forstner bit. Did the job perfectly drilling clean cut holes to install my horizontal black stair rails.
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            Super sharp, shaving one layer at a time. Worth the investment.
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            Great hole drill
            Made the perfect 1’’ hole for my dowel wood plugs
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            • Recommended
            Cuts holes cleanly. Would buy again....
            Cuts holes cleanly. Would buy again.
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              Easy to use, accurate. Exactly what I needed.
              Easy to use, accurate. Exactly what I needed.
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              Absolute Powerhouse! These bits by Diablo last me at least...
              Absolute Powerhouse! These bits by Diablo last me at least a year of heavy hole drilling and even after a year they are still plenty sharp! I used this bit in particular to drill holes for a pegboard training wall to go with our rock wall and the holes were so clean and smooth I didn't have to sand or touch up anything at all! Make sure the drill you are using is a work horse because this bit will whip your drill into shape. It also fits in a 3/8" chuck if you are wondering.
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              I was really impressed with how clean of a cut this forstner bit provided, but it has to be used ...
              I was really impressed with how clean of a cut this forstner bit provided, but it has to be used on a high-speed drill. This bit is about as sharp as a knife and is meant for cutting very clean holes/depressions in a finished piece, such holes a spade bit cannot reliably do. My first project with the bit was cutting depressions to fit dowels for a children's play ladder. The bit drilled quickly but allowed for good depth control. It cleaned saw dust and cuttings out very well. The center spur is a great feature for accurate holes as well. Ideally, you want to use this bit on a drill press but I was able to level it well on my hand drill. I used my DeWalt XR at it's fastest mode (2,000 RPM) and the holes were near flawless. I experimented at a slower speed on scrap wood and the hole splintered. This bit fits a 3/8" chuck and is made in Austria, so you know it is quality. The bit also needs to remain sharp so store it well.
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              2 found this review helpful
              Best $16 I've spent
              I needed to relocate a European hinge on a cabinet as it interfered with the sink. I used a drill stand and this bit cut the perfect hole in the cabinet door. No rough edges, clean as a whistle, worked like a charm. Job done!
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