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Posted on What's your 2 bits on router bits?

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#1 posted 03-22-2007 04:34 PM


I heard a seminar person state that the there’s not much difference between the higher end bits because everything is made to such high standards these days that it’s really difficult to tell them apart. That’s why there’s strong competition. These larger companies pay high dollar for quality manufacturing machines to stay competitive. Most carbide materials are made the same and most of the steel is made the same. I would suggest using the different manufacturers to find your preference.

I’ve use Freud bits and haven’t had a problem. I’ve used cheap champion carbide bits and haven’t had a problem.

The thing I consider when looking at bits are the number of blades (the more the merrier) and whether I want a straight cut or a shear cut and the direction of the shear cut. Also, flute cut and direction of the flute. Direction is important depending on whether the router is mounted in the table or hand held during operation.

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