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Forum topic by Sloopmk posted 04-26-2016 06:58 PM 582 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-26-2016 06:58 PM

Anyone know what brand router bits these are? There are no identifiers on the bits or case. I was told they were bought several years back from Woodpeckers, but I can’t find anything online.


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#1 posted 04-26-2016 07:00 PM

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#2 posted 04-26-2016 07:11 PM

Well check this out. Don’t know if it will help, or create more questions.
http://lumberjocks.com/abie/blog/39366

-- John

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#3 posted 04-26-2016 09:08 PM

yonico bits are yellow.

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#4 posted 04-26-2016 09:19 PM

Oldham bits are yellow, as well…..but a bit lighter color.

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#5 posted 04-26-2016 10:31 PM

Ugh, why can’t manufacturers just put their names on the bits, I guess bc of cost.

I emailed sommerfeld, Woodtek, and Yonico and sent pics. I’m not holding my breath on a response.

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#6 posted 04-26-2016 10:46 PM

I’ve seen similar generic sets at various places, and IIRC, even HF at one point way back when. But why is it so important to find out who made them?

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#7 posted 04-26-2016 10:52 PM

Sorry, but I don’t know why a person would not want to know the manufacturer of a tool they own.

Maybe I’m just weird :)

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#8 posted 04-26-2016 10:54 PM

That case…that looks more like a retail display where the pieces were sold individually (my local hardware store has something like that with the Porter Cable brand but they aren’t yellow). Yellow might be Dewalt?

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#9 posted 04-26-2016 11:04 PM



I ve seen similar generic sets at various places, and IIRC, even HF at one point way back when. But why is it so important to find out who made them?

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

We got into a discussion about such things a few years ago. I bought a 24 piece set of “Old Hickory” bits for $100 years ago and have had no complaints (even though 50% of them have never been used and probably never will be…still cheaper than buying individual pieces I think and with the 1/2” shank will last a long time). A1 Jim chimed in with an even better option that he used in his classrooms. I think router bits are router bits (but I refuse to spend $100 on a sawblade because…).

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#10 posted 04-26-2016 11:08 PM

As of the moment DeWalt has no router bit line in the USA.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#11 posted 04-26-2016 11:37 PM



As of the moment DeWalt has no router bit line in the USA.

- conifur

OP said “several years ago”. And as noted earlier, that looks like a retail display case (not unlike the old Timex watches and the Zippo lighter case that I have been trying to buy to display my collection). Guessing that if Delta had such a thing, and PC had such a thing (before they merged with Delta), then Dewalt had such a thing (before they merged with PC and Delta). I doubt any of them produced their own, rather simply marketed them. Most likely all from the same supplier. That yellow would be close to Dewalt yellow I think. If I’m correct, then he/she might have a collectible.

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#12 posted 04-26-2016 11:52 PM

Sold by “Handyman Club of America” – 50 piece carbide router bit set.



Here is an e-bay listing for a partial set:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HANDYMAN-CLUB-of-AMERICA-CARBIDE-ROUTER-BITS-WITH-CASE-33-BITS-/131408766738

Sorry, but I don’t know why a person would not want to know the manufacturer of a tool they own.

Agreed.. first thing I do when I get used tool is identify it so I can seek out a manual for it… but not usually for accessories like router and drill bits which are considered consumables :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#13 posted 04-27-2016 12:59 AM

Mr. Unix, I bow to your greatness. Handyman series, not what I was hoping for, but you win some and lose some. I’ll give them a try and maybe will be pleasantly surprised.

Oh, and touché on the tool vs consumable comment.

Thanks all for the feedback everyone.

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