Hello All, I am in desperate need for HSS 3 wing cutters in multiple profiles and HSS router bits. I usually buy as many as I can find, due to custom grinding. I know I can find some on ebay, but I am trying to see if anyone had a set or 2 or 3 to sell. Thanks Fred P.S. Contact me at email@example.com
May the peace and blessings of He who made us all be with you always. May your tools never be dull. May the grain always be even. May your finishes always go on smoothly and evenly. May your cutting lists always leave you with wood left over once the piece is done. May you always find the time to do wood work and may that time always bring you joy. I wish each and every one of you a safe, happy and prosperous new year. Paul
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