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#1 posted 02-14-2013 10:45 PM

Thanks Russell,

I have a set of Hickory Forstner bits. They have been good but will burn if I go too fast. I think we share viewpoints on having some bits for common use and other bits for special use. For me, the Shopsmith brad point bits are probably better for hard wood than anything I’ve owned and they cover the common large sizes. I’ll probably add the Highland Woodworking Carbide brad point bits to fill in the smaller sizes and then if I need it for a special project, I’ll get a few Lee Valley single bits. For example, I build guitars and the holes for the tuning machines should get the Lee Valley or Freud bit special treatment.

I’ll report here how I like the Shopsmith bits when I get a chance to use them. I had my gallbladder pulled yesterday, so I probably won’t be out in the shop for a few weeks. I’m not supposed to lift 20lbs.

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