I’ve been buying my router bits from MLCS for years and never had a problem with one. Until today, that is. Received in the mail today a solid carbide pattern routing bit. Mounted it in the router table and started to do the finish work on the guide holes in the cheese press I’m building. All was going well, then the bit suddenly caught a little and made an odd noise. Slap the emergency stop, check the setup, can’t find anything wrong. Start it back up and continue working. Bit starts rattling all over, slap the stop again and jump back as the bit seemingly comes loose of the collet , slips sideways and disappears down into the router table (Not a bad thing, considering it could have shot upwards, at me!) I open the dust collection door and retrieve the bit only to find that it has snapped in half! It actually broke inside the collet. Going to call MLCS tomorrow and see what they say.
-- Kean - It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.