Drilling large & precise holes with the Forstner bit
The Forstner bit is a helpful wood drill for large holes. Unlike the twist drill, a Forstner bit has a short tip and no drill thread. With the aid of the centring point, the drill can be easily fixed in place when attaching.
Applications for the Forstner drill bit
The Forstner bit is used in woodworking mainly for making blind holes. For example, a knothole can be drilled precisely. Therefore the Forstner drill bit also colloquially called knothole drill bit. But holes for top hinges in furniture are also made with a Forstner drill.
Pre-drilling is important
To avoid having to force the centering pin through the wood, pre-drilling should be carried out. Make sure that the correct diameter is used. It is helpful to use the tip of the Forstner bit as a guide.
Forstner bits from Famag
We offer a selection of excellent Forstner bits from Famag in premium quality. Among them you will find the Bormax Forstner bits. These drills are characterized by a low heat development and thus have a long service life with the highest drilling quality. The Bormax 2.0 is also known as "the fast Forstner drill". Solid wood and chipboard can be chipped very quickly at lower feed rates than with conventional drills.
Frequently Asked Questions are answered at the bottom of this page