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Drilling button holes?

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slybunda:
Just seen some YouTube videos, these fostner bits are for use with a drill press. I just have a hand drill so can't use them.

Mike A:
Yes you can.

slybunda:
Can i use a spade bit like this one:
https://www.ffx.co.uk/product/Get/Sealey-Fwb30-5055257200258-Flat-Wood-Bit-30Mm-X-152Mm

Or is it not advised?

Mike A:
Sure.

Drill until the tip pokes through the other side. Flip it and drill from the other side. That will keep the hole from blowing out.

Both other bits are much better for this though.

slybunda:
is this forestner set ok for me? its got the 30mm i need and price seems good:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144225263719

are they the correct type for me cabinet?

pic attached with red circles for where im planning to put the buttons. ignore the wonky paint job in placing the circles lol.

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