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Forum topic by 459fitter posted 02-04-2010 07:18 AM 3050 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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459fitter

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02-04-2010 07:18 AM

I was just digging through a search on Amazon and saw some router bits sold by the name Bullet Industries or Heleta. They are really inexpensive. like under $5 for a router bit. Just wondering if any of you have seen or read anything about them. The company website says they are based in Houston, TX.

-- Andy ---- Missoula, MT


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#1 posted 02-04-2010 07:22 AM

Here is the web address http://www.heleta.com/

-- Andy ---- Missoula, MT

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#2 posted 02-04-2010 07:32 AM

I’ve picked up a few of their bits off eBay, typical bargain bits, they don’t last terribly long but if you need an odd size for a particular job its not a bad deal, cut quality was acceptable.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#3 posted 02-04-2010 08:14 AM

There are other well proven bits in that general price range from Woodcraft, MLCS, Woodline, etc. I see little to be gained, and some risk in going with these.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#4 posted 02-04-2010 03:49 PM

Bits under $5 I would not buy them I did buy sone cheap bits some time ago and it is just a waste of money buy some good bits and they last a long time.

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#5 posted 02-05-2010 06:02 AM

That was kind of the response I expected. Thanks everyone. I was just curious if anyone had used them. It is a little scary thinking that something that cost probably less than two dollars to make, is spinning at vital organ level @ 25,000 rpm! Yikes!

-- Andy ---- Missoula, MT

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#6 posted 02-07-2010 06:50 AM

I bought 66 1/2” carbide router bits for $68 including shipping about a year ago on e bay and I’m still using them . Less than a $1 each cheap yes but for that kind of money I could throw them away after a few uses but I haven’t had too.

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#7 posted 02-07-2010 08:51 AM

Good to know! Thanks Jim

-- Andy ---- Missoula, MT

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