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Offline webpp

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Centrotec bit for Kreg Bit and DowelMax bit
« on: August 28, 2017, 09:09 PM »
Does Festool sell any Centrotec bit that works with the Kreg Jig and DowelMax?

If so, link and detail would be much appreciated.

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Offline RobBob

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Re: Centrotec bit for Kreg Bit and DowelMax bit
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 09:14 PM »
Snappy makes a 6" square drive bit.  Atlas also makes Centrotec square drive bits, but they are only 4" long.  Don't know about imperial drill bits.

Scroll down for the 6" Snappy square drive.
Cetrotec Square Drive Bit
« Last Edit: August 28, 2017, 11:43 PM by RobBob »

Offline webpp

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Re: Centrotec bit for Kreg Bit and DowelMax bit
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 11:10 PM »
What about a 3/8" and 1/4" drill bit in Centrotec so that I can use it with the Dowelmax.

Offline Svar

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Re: Centrotec bit for Kreg Bit and DowelMax bit
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 11:16 PM »
Festool had a limited run of imperial sizes drill bits in the installer set. Might work for DowelMax, but not for Kregg jig. Not available any more anyway.
Try Snappy, a US company that makes Centrotec compatible bits.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2017, 12:04 AM by Svar »

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Re: Centrotec bit for Kreg Bit and DowelMax bit
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2017, 08:14 AM »
No, that is not something that we have available at this time.

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Re: Centrotec bit for Kreg Bit and DowelMax bit
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2017, 08:52 AM »
@webpp - you could try modifying standard 1/4" bits as discussed here.

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Offline Cheese

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Re: Centrotec bit for Kreg Bit and DowelMax bit
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2017, 09:06 AM »
What about a 3/8" and 1/4" drill bit in Centrotec so that I can use it with the Dowelmax.

This is probably what you're looking for to use in the DowelMax. However, as Svar noted, it was a limited production kit, run about 2 years ago, P/N 201312.

The problem then was, and still is, that Festool never made individual replacement drills available. So if you lost one or damaged one, well that's just too bad...they called it tough love. [sad] 

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Re: Centrotec bit for Kreg Bit and DowelMax bit
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2017, 12:03 PM »
Snappy makes a 1/4" (also available in a set), and 3/8" centrotec bits (not in the set). Shop the net to find them. But no step (?) drill bit for the Kreg.

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Offline skinee

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Re: Centrotec bit for Kreg Bit and DowelMax bit
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2017, 04:03 PM »
for a kreg drill bit the following is centrotec compatible,its from axminster here in the U.K. a very reputable company,many on here from the US and elsewhere have ordered from them and found shipping easy and inexpensive I believe,you will also be able to deduct 20% from the price(sales tax)as you are outside the U.K.

   http://www.axminster.co.uk/ujk-technology-pocket-hole-drill-bit-hex-shank-103397

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Re: Centrotec bit for Kreg Bit and DowelMax bit
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2017, 09:32 PM »
does anyone know of a source for individual 20mm CentroTec bits in the US or elsewhere?
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Centrotec bit for Kreg Bit and DowelMax bit
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2017, 09:13 AM »
does anyone know of a source for individual 20mm CentroTec bits in the US or elsewhere?


Brad point bit or Forstner style bit?

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Re: Centrotec bit for Kreg Bit and DowelMax bit
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2017, 10:44 AM »
@TSO Products  - Hans, you may want to contact Fisch, they seem to have a lot of Centrotec compatible stuff.

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Re: Centrotec bit for Kreg Bit and DowelMax bit
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2017, 10:45 AM »
does anyone know of a source for individual 20mm CentroTec bits in the US or elsewhere?


Brad point bit or Forstner style bit?

same style as sold by FESTOOL in sets -( which I have not seen)

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Re: Centrotec bit for Kreg Bit and DowelMax bit
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2017, 12:01 PM »
same style as sold by FESTOOL in sets -( which I have not seen)

That'd be a brad point then.