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Counter-sinking seems to be all the rage, but where’s the love for counter-bores? You can find no end to counter-sinking bits sold online, yet for some reason the options for counter-bores is severely limited.

A counter-sink is a conical hole that lets a tapered screw head sink below the surface so it’s flush with the surface or slightly recessed. A counter-bore is a cylindrical hole with a flat bottom. It also allows the head of a bolt or screw to be flush with the surface or recessed.

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You’ve heard of round-over router bits, but how about round-under bits? Round-under bits allow you to form the bottom edge of a bull nose without turning the material over. Combined with the matching round-over bit, you can form a full bull nose. There are two reasons you’d want to use this bit: Either the material is too heavy and/or awkward to turn over easily, or you want to form the edge with a countertop in place.

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Rather than have a set of counter sink bits that may not be the exact size you need, you could replace them with one adjustable countersink boring bit. Amana’s Di-Count fits over drill bits sized 3/32″ to 9/32″ to drill counter sunk holes for wood screws sized #2 to #18.

The 2-wing carbide-tipped bit will countersink screws up to 7/16″ deep. The countersink bit measures 1-1/4″ long and uses two screws to clamp around the pilot bit. Before shipping charges take a bite out of your wallet, you’ll pay about $23 for the Di-Count adjustable countersink boring bit.

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