Is a Hole Saw the right tool?

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Old 07-04-20, 09:54 PM
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Is a Hole Saw the right tool?

I have limited work space so Im planning to mount a medium sized vise on a 3 &1/2 slab of wood which I can clamp/anchor to the table when needed for use. I plan to use a Hole Saw to cut 4, 2 deep recessed holes into the underside of the wood to keep the lock bolts and nuts that hold the vise above flat on the table. Is a Hole Saw what I need? Im not very experienced so Id be grateful for any advice or suggestions you Forum sisters and brothers offer! Thanks!
 
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Old 07-04-20, 10:10 PM
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No, what you would want is called a forstner bit. It will make a clean, flat bottomed hole partway through the wood. A hole saw would cut the perimeter of the hole but you would need to chisel out the waste that was left once you drilled as deep as you needed.

A spade bit would also work, but it will leave a deeper hole in the center where the pilot bit spins.
 
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Old 07-05-20, 11:17 AM
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Many Thanks Xsleeper! I'm glad my description was clear enough for you to understand.
I'm immediately checking out the Forstner Bit.
 
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