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Review by DKV posted 528 days ago 4706 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am building raised panel cabinet doors for an infill cabinet I am doing for the wife. All of my router bits to date have either been CMT, Whiteside or Freud and I have been pleased with the performance of them. Being a hobbyist woodworker I figure router bits that are built to be used by professional woodworkers should last me a lifetime. Also, since I could not envision myself ever again making raised panel cabinet doors I decided to go cheap on this one-time purchase, one-time use bit.

The Yonico bits are significantly cheaper than the above named brands and since I knew it was going to be a one-time use I would go ahead and buy one.

As you can see from the picture the bit cut well. I used it twice for practice runs and then the three sides of the panel. The cathedral end I will get to tomorrow. After the five cuts I removed the bit and I could tell just by running my finger over the cutting edge that it was significantly duller. This is the first report and I will follow up after I use it again tomorrow. However, at this point I do not think it is a bit that a professional that builds raised panels for a living should ever select. It will probably get the one-time job done for me but I can’t see getting extended use out of it. More later…

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.




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rkober

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#1 posted 528 days ago

I feel your pain. Even though I knew better I bought an off brand raised panel set b4 Christmas for a little project. It was $35+/- for a 3 bit set! I made a couple test runs and the joints were so loose I just boxed it up and returned it. Did it the old fashioned way which probably gave me more flexibility anyway.

-- Ray - Spokane, WA - “Most people don’t recognize opportunity because it’s usually disguised as hard work.” - Unknown

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#2 posted 528 days ago

I have not seen this brand in the stores around here and I am very leery of brands I dont know.

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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#3 posted 527 days ago

Thx for the info. I feel your pain we have all done it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 527 days ago

I bought a stacked rail and stile bit from them when I was learning to make doors. I made about 6 door frames and was satisfied with the bit.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#5 posted 527 days ago

bs

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#6 posted 527 days ago

the blame gane

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 526 days ago

There are three reasons why I buy $140 New Balance Shoes:
1. Made in Usa 100%, that means part of that money will pay us workers.
2. They make my right size, US 14D.
3. The last pair I had, lasted 5 years.

As it is said in Spanish, “lo barato sale caro”!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#8 posted 526 days ago

Es la verdad Francisco.

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#9 posted 526 days ago

Dkv How many passes on each board did you take to reach full depth

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#10 posted 525 days ago

4

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#11 posted 524 days ago

I noticed it says “Satisfaction Guaranteed, Lifetime warranty” on the little bag. I guess that was not quite true…

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#12 posted 523 days ago

yep I bought some of these at a estate auction although they were cheap I thought I was getting a steal till I used them, dulled in like 2 passes that were very light and had really bad vibration nothing like a Whiteside that cuts smooth as butter and no vibration

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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