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10-31-2017 08:35 PM

I was wondering if anyone has used Infinity tools router bits.Most of all of mine are Whiteside which I have had good luck with. I am needing to replace some of my raised panel bits and considered replacing them with Infinity just because of price.Please give me your take on these bits.


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#1 posted 10-31-2017 08:56 PM

I only have one, the junior sized lock miter bit. It’s good quality. For stick and cope bits, I like Freud these days. The removable top piece on the cope bit allows cutting deeper to produce longer tenons.

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#2 posted 10-31-2017 09:42 PM

Their bits are very good, and worth considering. I have several, though my first choice is normally Whiteside.

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#3 posted 10-31-2017 10:45 PM

I have both Whiteside and Infinity. Both are great bits.

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#4 posted 10-31-2017 11:14 PM

Thanks guys I don’t do cabinets for a living my passion is furniture but the recent time has led me to do more and more cabinets. Maybe I will give them a try.Its only money right.

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#5 posted 10-31-2017 11:51 PM

I have not used them yet but I have their Art Deco set of bits. I was looking for a different profile then the norm. Dan

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#6 posted 10-31-2017 11:56 PM

I have some, same quality as whiteside.

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#7 posted 11-01-2017 01:09 PM

I have a bunch of Infinity bits, excellent quality. Seem as good as my Whiteside bits (which I have fewer of.)

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#8 posted 11-01-2017 03:17 PM

My first choice is always whiteside. If they don’t have what I need then i go with Infinity and others. They have a 3 piece set for making a beadboard. The bits do not have the heft in build/carbide of a white side (not found one yet that has), but good bits Used that set a lot and still holding strong.

Not had the bigger panel bits, but I would buy them again.

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#9 posted 11-01-2017 05:04 PM

I’ve always been a Whiteside fan because of their quality and longevity of their tools plus they’re American made in business for 47 years. Since I have not owned any “Infinity “router bits I’ve done a little research as to where they’re made and the company background.
If I read the details about ” Infinity” correctly they seem to be made in Taiwan and or Italy.and have been around for approximately 15 years It seems a lower cost might be attractive but wondering if it’s worth the difference to switch from a long-standing router bit manufacture made in the USA to a relative newcomer in the business. made overseas.
Woodman88 seemingly wore out his Whiteside Raised panel bits but I’m wondering if they just need sharpening?

Here’s an article about Infinity tools and how they evolved. See what you think,

http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/vendittos-infinity-continues-family-cutting-tool-heritage/

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#10 posted 11-01-2017 05:17 PM

Interesting article Jim.

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#11 posted 11-01-2017 05:36 PM

Thanks for your input Jim.I too like Whiteside is made in the US.I wasn’t aware Infinity wasnt made in the US.I have always been HAPPY with Whiteside. My raised panel bits have been sharpened professionally several times I am most likely going to replace them with Whiteside mainly because they are US made. The money difference isn’t that huge.Thanks again for your input.

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#12 posted 11-01-2017 05:50 PM

Yes, that was interesting, Jim. I recall when Freud products first showed up here. I assumed it was a German company…lol

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#13 posted 11-02-2017 06:53 PM

Your welcome WM88 that makes sense to me.

I thought it was interesting too Rich.

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#14 posted 11-02-2017 10:06 PM

Whiteside doesn’t make shaper cutters??

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