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post #1 of 8 Old 12-22-2015, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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2 " Dowels

Im curious to know what some of you are using to drill out 2 " dowel holes !!

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your question is a little vague. are you trying to drill 2" holes into a board to accept 2" dowels?

I use a 2" forstner bit.
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I need to go through 8x8 - 9x9 beams

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I don't believe anyone makes a 2" spade bit. Going through that thick of a timber I would be afraid if you had a bit it would break your arm with an electric drill. You might go old fashion and use a yankee with an adjustable bit.
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I have some screw drive forstner bits that would work. You better have a big drill like a hole hawg or the Dewalt version.
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There are extensions you can buy for extending a bit to most any length. Drilling a two inch hole shouldn't be any harder than drilling a 2 1/8 inch hole for a door knob although I did use a large drill for that.

http://www.diychatroom.com/
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If you are building wooden bridge decks for loaded logging trucks, the correct tool is a gas engine driven auger bit. Looks and sounds a lot like a really big chainsaw. The wood is usually 12" x 12" and smaller but some spans use 16" x 16".

Open the doors at one end of the shop. Drive in with the loaded 18-wheeler of timbers. Lift up the load, truck drives out the other end of your "wood shop", set the load down. Build the bridge parts beside the load. Pick them up, new truck drives in under those, load up and head for the bridge site.
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Picked myself up a forstner bit at a specialized store home depot canada dont beleive in anything bigger than 1 1/2

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