What Forstner bit brand are you using?

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Postby ForumMFG » Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:59 am


Why did you say you need to create custom jaws or buy the new attachment just to use forstner bits?
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Postby rwest » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:29 am


When you hang bit under the DJ-1, it ends up in the "air space" of the standard jaws, not leaving any room to grip the stock. So you need to make something that hangs below the bit, or in the future use the universal jaws. The DJ-1 video that John/Michael made shows this pretty well, it's towards the end of the video.

Hope this helps, Rutager
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Freud Diablo FB-005

Postby Niels » Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:38 pm

Hey Guys,
I just bought a 3/4" freud diablo forstner bit from home depot. It advertised a 3/8" shank, i got it to the shop and it fit's like a glove in the standard 3/8". I am really relieved. I have a project this week that needs really precise 3/4" sockets and the 9mm and 10mm are all on back order. I really didn't want to build a fixture on my drill press.
Next time I go, I'm going to see what shank sizes they have for the larger bits.

I guess H.D. is actually good for something other than cleaning supplies!


p.s. dj-1 one of the best tools ever. I made scale model of a chair this week and it made drilling perfect holes in teeny little pieces a breeze!
I'm anxiously looking forward to some universal jaws (nudge, nudge, nudge)
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Postby ForumMFG » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:28 am

well lets see some pictures!
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