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large forstner style bit

I am in need of a large diameter (3 5/8") forstner style bit for production purposes, and am looking for high quality . Does anyone have experience with a brand they have used and can recommend?

Please don't recommend hole saws, circle cutter, or router.
Thanks in advance.
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Lee Valley has the size you need. Can't attest to the quality but I've never had any issue with anything lee valley. $56.40 for 3-5/8".

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What about making a templet and use a flush trim bit in a router? Just a suggestion.

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I have the lee valley one, and it holds up well. It is large, and as a result actually much easier to sharpen than a small forstner.

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making some small clocks?
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here Ya go....

Actually have a 3 5/8" bit. Great quality bits:
http://www.lenoxtools.com/pages/bi-m...rill-bits.aspx

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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thanks for the replies. after doing some research, I realized that I wanted carbide (production) and non-self feeding, as we are drilling only part way though, and don't want the self feed to keep pulling. ended up ordering one from grizzly.

will let you know how it works, it is for drilling the backs out for mini-quartz clock movements.
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