|Review by laketrout36||posted 10-29-2013 12:31 AM||1928 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
A new project called for a new router bit. Many members here on LumberJocks hold Whiteside router bits in high regard. This is the second Whiteside router bit I’ve bought this year and am once again completely satisfied with it. I’m currently making a small rustic cabin with log siding as a presentation/display/gift box. The Whiteside oval edge bit # 1476 is a 1/2” shank, 3/4” bead opening and met my requirements. Tonight I put it in the router and fed one board past it. This bit cut the wood like a hot knife through warm butter. I’ve never had a bit cut so well. I must say that prior to this year I’ve only used cheap quality bits from the local lumber store.
The bit came with the cutting head of the bit dipped in a protective coating and then placed in a thick plastic envelope sleeve for it’s packaging. The bit information is even printed on the shaft of the bit. Granted, I’ve only made one cut with this bit so far but it cut so well and allowed very little pressure to push the wood past the bit that I noticed the difference between this and cheaper quality bits right away. If something changes with this bit I will post an update to this review.
Thanks for reading.