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06-14-2015 10:35 PM

Who makes the best bits out there. I need a 3/8 roundover bit that will stay sharp. I’ve had good luck with craftsman carbide, but I’m starting to get a little tear out with it so it must be getting dull. I’ll be using the new roundover with eucalyptus which is a lot like mahogany.

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#1 posted 06-14-2015 10:43 PM

Whiteside, MLCS, Amana, CMT plus many others.
Re sharpen your craftsman.

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#2 posted 06-14-2015 10:50 PM

try these guys
i found them to be the best
these are triple wing carbide
at a reasonable price
quick delivery too

http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/triplewing.html

or these doubles
both in 1/4” and 1/2” shank

http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/bt_round_over.html

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#3 posted 06-14-2015 10:58 PM

According to FWW in 1999 and 2007 the Whiteside was the best cutting router bit. They also gave the Whiteside the best value in 2007.

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#4 posted 06-14-2015 11:16 PM

White side is the tops I o

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#5 posted 06-14-2015 11:32 PM

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#6 posted 06-15-2015 12:04 AM

Thanks for all the advise.

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#7 posted 06-15-2015 01:22 AM

For 50-100 dollars you could buy 3 or 4 and do a review for us…

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#8 posted 06-15-2015 01:25 AM

I only buy Whiteside. Excellent craftsmanship and the best bang for my buck.

-- Bob

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#9 posted 06-15-2015 07:28 AM

I’ve had good results with the Freud Quadra Cut bits.

Good Luck!

Be Careful!

Herb

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#10 posted 06-15-2015 12:21 PM

I have had good luck with MLCS Woodline bits. They are not the quality of Whiteside but for bits I don’t use everyday I figure I can replace worn ones cheaper than buying a Whiteside. I am thinking of bits that only process a few board feet per year.

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#11 posted 06-15-2015 02:31 PM

Got to go with Whiteside. Quality carbide made in the good ole USA!!!!

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#12 posted 06-15-2015 06:14 PM

Whiteside, by a huge margin IMHO. Advice is cheap, like a lot of router bits. But if you buy quality, you don’t have to keep buying so often, saving money in the long run. Also, Whiteside bits are the size that they claim to be. A 1/4” bit is 1/4”, not 15/64 or 33/128.

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#13 posted 06-16-2015 03:39 PM



I only buy Whiteside. Excellent craftsmanship and the best bang for my buck.

- bosum3919

I agree.

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#14 posted 06-16-2015 04:12 PM

OK guys – tor those of you who advocate WHITESIDE – where’s the best place to buy them? Direct? Vendors?

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#15 posted 06-16-2015 04:24 PM

Mine mostly come from woodcraft or Amazon. Woodcraft is local but online has better prices.

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