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Forum topic by simeltzer posted 10-28-2017 03:01 PM 328 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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simeltzer

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10-28-2017 03:01 PM

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Hey there, Im not new to tools or basic woodworking, but I am looking to get into more traditional woodworking. I have just gotten a new router (Dewalt 618) and am looking to get started with some bits. I am looking for 4 or 5 bits for general use (i.e. roundover, chamfer, straight, flush trim) to get going. I would love to get opinions from folks out there. I would like quality bits but not necessarily the absolute best, as these bits will not be used daily. Any recommendations about size, profile, brand, etc. would help. Thanks in advance.


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#1 posted 10-28-2017 03:09 PM

MLCS makes good but sets that are affordable but decent in quality. They’ll include the bits you name as well as straight bits and others. Look to spend about $50 for a decent set.

Then, once you get more experience, you can add single, higher quality Freud, CMT, Amana, or Whiteside bits to your collection.

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#2 posted 10-28-2017 04:31 PM

Here’s a set you’ll have a hard time beating the price on, I’ve had a set for years and many of my students have bought it also and they have held up over time even though they’re so inexpensive.This set is for 1/2” shank the size I recommend for less vibration and a smoother cut, but if your router only accepts 1/4” shank they sell a set for the same price on eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/80pc-1-2-Shank-Tungsten-Carbide-Router-Bit-Set-3-Blade-Power-Tools-Accessories/311668116807?epid=1979964770&hash=item4890de0d47:g:yhIAAOSwtnpXn8Zc

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#3 posted 10-28-2017 05:52 PM

Thanks for your replies guys, I appreciate it. It looks like the MLCS stuff may be what I’m looking for. The set on eBay is a little to cheap to give me confidence.

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