All my tenants moved out and left the joint a mess. :blink:Anyone ever use these for creating mortise and tenant joints? Would it work?
:laughing: yep that would do it also. Got a feeling that's not the problem since the paddle bit worked fine. Which by the way can be spun at higher speeds.:thumbsup:I have HF forstner bits and they work great. I did have the same problem you have once. Turned out I exhausted the travel of my drill press.
Howard, I totally get your leeriness about HF, but to be completely honest. I have had good luck with their power tools. The sanding belts so far are working although I suspect they will give up faster than better name brands, however they are putting up with an awful lot of abuse so far... The worst sanding belts I have used so far are 3M, those things kept popping the seam and getting tangled in the sander before it could stop.I have a big set I got from Grizzly and every bit I have tried so far (going into everything from pine to oak) has worked fine. It is not an expensive set (it was a 32-piece set with 1/6-inch increments) and it is not carbide tipped or anything special, but the units I have used so far cut clean holes and cut them fast. I have also purchased really big bits from Grizzly, and have one that I got from Clockits to make (obviously) recess mounts for clock movements. All have worked fine.
I buy some things from HF, but not their power tools, sanding belts, saw blades, or (now that I have seen your problem) forstner bits. The place is fun to shop in, but one should choose wisely when getting certain items.