1663 Suitable for all types of Softwoods and Hardwoods.
FAMAG Bormax Forstner bits are the only carbide tipped forstners designed for freehand use in a hand held drill (traditional carbide tipped forstner bits can only be safely used in a drill press or with a rig).
Because the tips are fully guided they can also cut interlocking holes, and even enter the wood at an angle, all for about the same price as a traditional carbide tipped forstner.
Like the standard Bormax bits the outer perimeter is relieved allowing the heat generated at the cutting edge to dissipate. They can be used freehand or in a drill press, the larger ones at up to 750rpm, the smaller ones at up to 2500rpm. The Bormax design works so well that they are cool enough to hold within a few seconds of being withdrawn from the hole, the cutting edges remain sharper for longer and so the overall durability of the tool is greatly extended and maintenance reduced.
As with all FAMAG products they are manufactured to exacting tolerances, so hole drilled with a FAMAG bit will always precisely match a plug cut with a corresponding FAMAG plug cutter.