Forstner Bit in a Hand Brace? Sure!
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T.Striving to get bored with a Forstner tip using a brace is an almost impossible task. I have found a solution that works quickly and effortlessly.
Drill a pilot hole to the desired depth, then place the tip of the Forstner bit into the hole. The cutting edges of the tip itself will then come into contact with the wood and you can start drilling; in a short amount of time, you will have successfully bored a hole.
The real beauty is that the pilot hole acts as a depth stop. Once the tip reaches the depth of the pilot hole, it will not bite into the wood; it will turn in place and stop cutting.
So not only can you drill faster, you can drill deep without fear of going beyond your “stop depth” pilot hole. –Salko Safic
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