Forstner bits are a type of drill bit used to bore precise, flat bottomed holes in wood. They can cut on the edge of a block of wood and can also cut overlapping holes.
Forstner bits are perfect for dowling, mortising, pocket holes & hardware installation.
Pre sharpened bits can be used on any type of wood.
A Forstner bit is generally best suited to be used in a drill press, since the bits are guided by the outside rim and require great force to push them into the material.