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#1 posted 02-09-2011 09:13 PM

I’ll add my vote for the 1/2” shanks….they don’t break or bend as easy as 1/4” and tend to be much more sturdy…Also, usually it is about the same price for either size. I also agree that a good assorted set will give you an idea of what bits you will find most useful….you can find alot of these on Amazon. Charlie also gives a great list of commonly needed bits…but it really depends on what type of projects you will be doing…..There are several types that are usefull for different purposes….such as joinery bits, pattern bits, flush cut bits and profile bits (and that is not an entire list).

There are several premium bit manufacturers that you can purchase the bits you find that you use most frequently – Whiteside being one of the best…followed very closely by Freund, MLSC/Katana, Amana…etc. Keep an eye out for sales as you can get bits at great discounts now and then.

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