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Offline Packard

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Drill stoppers for forstner bits
« on: October 20, 2021, 11:31 AM »
IGM, a distributor in Europe is now showing a precision drill stopper for forstner bits.  I'm not seeing an equivalent available in the USA.  Interesting.  They show a pretty good video in a silly application.  I don't need a drill stopper on a drill press.   My drill press has that function built in.  But it shows the  function of the stopper clearly.  Pretty cool.

https://www.igmtools.com/igm-drill-stopper-for-forstner-bit-d15-50/?tab=6


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Offline ChuckS

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Re: Drill stoppers for forstner bits
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2021, 11:53 AM »
I have something similar to this, from Rockler or Woodcraft:

https://www.amazon.ca/Forstner-Bit-Depth-Stop-Kit/dp/B001K2BIV2

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Drill stoppers for forstner bits
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2021, 11:53 AM »
Nice

I disagree about the drill press though. This setup makes things independent of material thickness, etc. You can repeat the same depth over and over without having to adjust the stop on the press over and over.

Offline ChuckS

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Re: Drill stoppers for forstner bits
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2021, 11:56 AM »
Yes, why does one need the stopper if the drill press already has the depth stop feature? I use my depth stopper only when drilling with a cordless drill.


Offline Packard

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Re: Drill stoppers for forstner bits
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2021, 03:18 PM »
I was referring to availability in the USA.  All of these appear to be European companies (including IGM which I posted originally).


Offline Mini Me

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Re: Drill stoppers for forstner bits
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2021, 06:12 PM »
Forgetting the stop aspect it would be a great help in drill a true perpendicular hole with a forstener bit using a hand drill.