FAMAG- Forstner Bit comes in first in the USA

In the USA there was a grand benchmark test with 18 nameable producers. The FAMAG-Forstner Classic (series 1630, certainly "Made in Germany") comes in first and gets the award: "Best Overall"!

Do you know Benjamin Forstner?
On March 22nd 1874 an American named Benjamin Forstner applied a wood drill for a patent in the USA: The so-called Forstner bit. Ten years before, in 1865, Benjamin Forstner t married and the FAMAG Tool factory was established, which is today the biggest German producer of forstner bits... Long a…

But not a long time a, it was made a benchmark test which lately was released in the American magazine FineWoodworking (www.taunton.com) . The American author Roland Johnson has examined carefully and professionally 18 forstner bits of worldwide nameable producers. Here the drill diameters of the workpiece were checked and it's tested how the swarfs slide through the drill during the machining. Beside the quality of the borehole, the author detects also the temperature of the forstner bits after 100 boreholes.

Best Overall: The traditional FAMAG forstner bit!

Johnson awards FAMAG the first place: especially od taper taps, very precise manufacturing tolerances of the drills and best bore quality with minor heating of the drills. A special plus factor was for the easy handling of the FAMAG-forstner bits..


We thank the author for his detailed test and are glad that a "Made in Germany" product of FAMAG could come in first!

Made in Germany is just Made in Germany!

We produce these forstner bits in the most saleable sizes from 10 mm to 50 mm and in all saleable inch sizes. Beside the single drills there are also 4 different sets (5 pcs., 8 pcs., 10 pcs. and 15 pcs.) available. To all professionals who frequently bore in hardwood or chip tray, we advise the nor better version Bormax®.

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