New Brad point bits Fisch

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    • Dec 2002
    • 20708
    • Katy, TX, USA.
    • BT3000 vintage 1999

    New Brad point bits Fisch

    Some short time ago I replaced my Forstner bits I'd been using for probably 20 years with a top of the line Freud set and found they cut much better - especially clean exit holes instead of tearing out in the back. They also cut much faster. Probably cost 5X as much, too. But I thought it was a worthwhile upgrade.

    So I was wondering about the brad point bits I have been using a set from Delta or about 20 years as well.
    I decided the potential upside was as good as for the Forstners and sprung for a set of 7 brad point bits from Fisch, made in Austria.

    I made a quick test in some soft cedar scraps
    Both pics: New Fisch, top Old Delta Bottom
    FIrst Pic Entry hole
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    Second pic, Exit hole with a slightly chewed up backer board.
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    Set of bits in the holders I made for 7-bit set, Sizes in 16ths.
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    Conclusion - some new, sharp, Quality bits do make a difference.

    In the past, On projects where the lack of hole tearout was important, I would drill to the point where the brad point center would just poke through, then flip the work over and place the brad point into the tiny hole and make a second entry from the back side with perfect alignment of the holes. While this works really well, it obviously takes more work so I am excited about better bits.
    Last edited by LCHIEN; 11-14-2023, 06:56 PM.
    Loring in Katy, TX USA
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