|Review by DKV||posted 01-31-2013 11:01 PM||7813 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
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…