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  • Best type of drill bits for wood??

    I need to get a set of drill bits for wood drilling. Which is better, the spade bit type or the corkscrew type? Also, what is a good brand? Thanks!!
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    Re: Best type of drill bits for wood??

    Spade bits are faster but do a rougher job. They're mostly useful for larger hole sizes, and general construction work. The common twist drill usually will do the job well, for sizes up to 1/2 inch. They can also be used for drilling in metal. For the cleanest holes in wood, brad point bits are usually the best option. For larger blind holes with a flat (or almost flat) bottom, forstner bits will serve you well.
    Last edited by guylavoie; 11-28-2019, 09:40 AM.
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      Re: Best type of drill bits for wood??

      It depends on what size of hole you are drilling, how long, what hardness of wood, and how clean/accurate you need the holes to be. My go to bits are brad points for holes up to 1/2” and forstner or saw tooth bits for bigger holes.
      Chris Wong
      http://flairwoodworks.com

      If you have a hard time getting things perfectly level, maybe you need a First Guess Gravity Gauge.

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        Re: Best type of drill bits for wood??

        I thinck that brad point and fostner are the best for wood, unless you work on big construction where the precision is not nedeed as much.

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