I'm trying to drill holes most of the way through a block of wood to mount magnets which will be attracting metal through the solid face of the wood.
Because of how quickly magnetic attraction falls off, I want to leave a minimum of wood (less than 1/8"). I'm using forstner Bits with a drill press today, but my issue is that the Brad Point is long enough that without puncturing the face of the wood the magnets produce insufficient pull.
Since forstner Bits are edge guided, it seems like the brad point is unnecessary except for lining up where the hole goes. Are there versions of a forstner bit that don't have the brad point? If not, would I create a problem for myself if I ground off the tip on my bit?