Need project help?

574-742-2737

Search

Use with soft or hardwood posts

SHOP >

Use with vinyl or composite post sleeves

SHOP >

Use with Signature series or custom metal posts

SHOP >

Use with structural masonry posts or columns

SHOP >

Aluminum posts, matching handrail, and stainless steel cable railing.

Shop >

All stainless integrated post and tensioning cable railing.

Shop >

How to install cable rail kits in wood, metal, or masonry posts.

Browse Guides >

How to install Signature series posts, handrail, and cable infill.

Browse Guides >

How to install Venture series posts, handrail, and cable infill.

Browse Guides >

Shop Online or Get a Project Estimate

Shop all Cable Bullet components online or skip the hassle and let our support team put together an estimate for your project.

This section doesn’t currently include any content. Add content to this section using the sidebar.

Image caption appears here

Add your deal, information or promotional text

This section doesn’t currently include any content. Add content to this section using the sidebar.

Image caption appears here

Add your deal, information or promotional text

FISCH® 5/8" Wave Cutter Forstner Bit

SKU #

FSA-309000

122 in Stock - Ships in 3-10 Business Days

Drill clean holes through vinyl or composite post sleeves

The 5/8" wave cutter Forstner bit is designed for drilling smooth, precision holes in soft or hardwood, laminates, and PVC materials. The wave-shaped spurs cut with less power than a standard Forstner bit. This makes it an ideal choice for pre-drilling vinyl or composite post sleeves, before drilling the 9/16" pilot hole needed for Cable Bullet tensioners. In addition, the center point minimizes the likelihood your drill bit will travel when drilling especially vinyl sleeves. PLEASE NOTE: The 5/8" bit should NOT be used when drilling for dummy tensioners in sleeved pass-through posts.

Pilot holes for treated wood posts

The wave cutter Forstner bit may also be used to drill shallow pilot holes in wood posts. Drill a 1/4" deep hole (max.) in stained or painted wood posts, before drilling your 9/16" pilot hole. Using the slightly larger 5/8" Forstner bit to break the post surface will help prevent splintering or lifting of the treated wood fibers while installing the Cable Bullet tensioners.

Wave cutter Forstner bits are made from forged and heat-treated steel for long-lasting durability and precision. Made in Austria.