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#1 posted 10-23-2011 01:16 AM

Bosch bits are pretty good though usually too expensive to bother with, but I’m definitely skeptical about the Skil bits. One possibility is to sell your Lowe’s card and use the cash towards bits that make the most sense without being limited to Lowes.

The basic 7 pc Whiteside set of the most commonly used profiles is ~ $80 shipped…top shelf American made cutters. The 15 pc MLCS set is $40 shipped, and are decent import bits. I would not buy a large set because the total cash outlay is still high, and you end up with a bunch of cheap near duplicate bits. Get 1/2” shank whenever feasible, assuming your router accepts 1/2” shank.

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