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FISCH Forstner Bits

FISCH Forstner Bits

Fisch Forstner bits with Wave Cutter technology produce very clean holes in double quick time. The scalloped Wave Cutter edge reduces the tendency of bits of this kind to cause irreparable damage to your workpiece by snagging in the wood and then skidding across the surface when you start to drill a hole with a handheld drill. Another big benefit is that you can resharpen the bits by hand up to 30 times before having to replace them. Fisch bits are made in Austria.

They couldn’t be easier to use! In our experience they cut cleanly and, if kept sharp, there is little risk of tear-out when starting a hole, even if the drill speed is not optimal for the material. The Fisch Wave Cutter also needs the least pressure of all Forstner bits for drilling. That is why we recommend it when you are drilling freehand and want to end up with a clean and accurate job. Less pressure when drilling freehand means less risk of the bit skidding across the surface, less risk of breaking through the workpiece and generally fewer problems.

Sharpening Wave Cutter Forstner bits

Read what our colleague Anthony has to say about Fisch Forstner bits.

Our colleague Anthony tested Fisch Forstner bits in 2014 and this is his report: I have been using Forstner bits for years, mostly in softwood, with great results. They offer a really clean cut, with a flat bottom. Ideal for drilling out mortises, for example.

Recently I was given a set of Fisch Wave Cutter Forstner bits to test, and I must say, they are the best bits I have ever used. Over Xmas, I built a wooden horse for my children using larch and two rubinia tree trunks. I needed to drill four 50 mm holes for the legs and several 25 mm countersinks for the coach bolts - to hold the head, neck and body together.

The 50 mm proved a big problem for my other Forstner bits with lots of smoking and very little progress (rubinia is notoriously hard when dry). The Fisch Wave Cutter bit cut into the wood without any fuss, drilling to 80 mm deep - no smoking and very little heat build-up at all. Waste clear-out was also excellent. The Wave Cutter design sure works.

Using the Fisch bits on sap wet larch was also unproblematic. A clean cut and no heat build-up.

I can thoroughly recommend these bits as a must have for any workshop, and the set price is an absolute bargain.

Wave Cutter FISCH "Wave Cutter" Forstner Bits
Characteristics: with centering point, wavy periphery cutting edge, 2 lifters and reduced cylindrical shank, in premium quality.
RPM Table:
Diameter Softwood Hardwood
up to 10 mm 2400 2000
up to 16 mm 2400 1500
up to 25 mm 1800 1000
up to 35 mm 1600 900
up to 70 mm 1000 500


Diameter
mm
Shaft
mm
Total length
mm
Cutting length
mm
CodePrice
15 8 90 60
Code 316130CartPrice € 19.50
16 8 90 60
Code 316131CartPrice € 19.50
18 8 90 60
Code 316132CartPrice € 20.70
19 8 90 60
Code 316133CartPrice € 21.70
20 8 90 60
Code 316134CartPrice € 21.70
22 8 90 60
Code 316135CartPrice € 22.50
23 8 90 60
Code 316136CartPrice € 23.50
Diameter Shaft Total length Cutting length CodePrice
24 8 90 60
Code 316137CartPrice € 23.50
25 8 90 60
Code 316138CartPrice € 24.50
26 8 90 60
Code 316139CartPrice € 25.10
28 8 90 60
Code 316140CartPrice € 25.95
30 8 90 60
Code 316141CartPrice € 27.50
32 10 90 60
Code 316142CartPrice € 29.70
33 10 90 60
Code 316143CartPrice € 38.50
Diameter Shaft Total length Cutting length CodePrice
34 10 90 60
Code 316144CartPrice € 31.20
35 10 90 60
Code 316145CartPrice € 32.20
36 10 90 60
Code 316146CartPrice € 33.10
38 10 90 60
Code 316147CartPrice € 35.50
40 10 90 60
Code 316148CartPrice € 37.50
44 10 90 60
Code 316150CartPrice € 43.90
45 10 90 60
Code 316151CartPrice € 44.90
Diameter Shaft Total length Cutting length CodePrice
46 10 90 60
Code 316152CartPrice € 44.90
48 10 90 60
Code 316153CartPrice € 47.20
50 10 90 60
Code 316154CartPrice € 49.95
51 10 90 60
Code 316155CartPrice € 61.50
60 10 90 60
Code 316156CartPrice € 82.50
68 13 160 90
Code 316157CartPrice € 104.50
FISCH Wave Cutter Forstner Bits
FISCH Wave Cutter Forstner Bits
Set of 6

Contents 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 50 mm
Comes in wooden box

Due to his wave cutting edge design this bit is faster, more precise, and finer than conventional forstner bits. This bit can be re-sharpened up to 30 times. Detail!

Characteristics: with centering point, wavy periphery cutting edge, 2 lifters and reduced cylindrical shank, in premium quality. Up to 30 mm: Shank 8 x 30 mm. From 32 mm: Shank 10 x 30 mm.

Area of application: clean holes in softwood and European hardwoods.

Code 316160CartPrice € 99.95
Extension for Wave Cutter Forstner Bits
Extension for Wave Cutter Forstner Bits
The ideal accessory when youd need deeper holes! The bit is fixed with two setscrews which require an allen key diameter 3 mm (allen key not included). These extensions fit any other Forstner bits with the same shank. Please also take note of the bit minimum diameters.

Extension for Bits with Shank 8 mm
Total length 330 mm
Shank diameter of this extension 8 mm
Required min diameter of bit 17 mm
Code 316170CartPrice € 32.00

Extension for Bits with Shank 10 mm
Total length 330 mm
Shank diameter of this extension 10 mm
Required min diameter of bit 19 mm
Code 316171CartPrice € 32.00

Extension short for Bits with Shank 10 mm
Total length 230 mm
Shank diameter of this extension 10 mm
Required min diameter of bit 19 mm
Code 316172CartPrice € 27.00
Small Forstner Bits FISCH Small Forstner Bits
Small Forstner drill bits for clean cuts in softwood. Good quality made by Fisch in Austria.
RPM Table:
Diameter Softwood Hardwood
up to 10 mm 2400 2000
up to 16 mm 2400 1500


Diameter
mm
Shaft Total
length
Cutting
length
Maker CodePrice
8 6 90 60 Fisch
Code 316100CartPrice € 15.90
10 6 90 60 Fisch
Code 316102CartPrice € 12.50
12 6 90 60 Fisch
Code 316103CartPrice € 13.95
14 8 90 60 Fisch
Code 316104CartPrice € 14.95
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