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Forum topic by rustynails posted 01-19-2012 04:37 AM 1806 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-19-2012 04:37 AM

Looking For Recommendations For Miniature Router Bit Sets

I am wondering if any of you have purchased any router bits or sets of bits designed exclusively for small work on jewelry boxes and clocks and such. If so what brands have you use and how do you like them. I would be mostly interested in something carbide tipped and of a good quality. Any recommendations?

Thanks Richard

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#1 posted 01-19-2012 04:59 AM

The Dremel sets were all I could find and they are not carbide, expensive, and I broke 1 the first time I used it. I would not buy these but know of no other 1/8” shank router bits.

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#2 posted 01-19-2012 11:37 AM

Check mcl and Lee Valley. Harbor Freight (gasp !) has them too.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#3 posted 01-20-2012 04:36 AM

Proxxon makes some carbide bits. They specialize in small tools for model makers and minatures. Woodcraft and Amazon sell them.

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#4 posted 01-20-2012 04:45 AM
Woodline Miniature Router Bits.
I’ve had them for years and they’re still holding their cutting edges well : )

1/4” shank and Carbide cutters

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#5 posted 01-20-2012 07:12 AM

Stewart McDonald @ they sell tools for making/repairing stringed instruments.
I use their router base for a dremel tool and 1/16” carbide bits for inlay work.

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#6 posted 01-20-2012 06:21 PM

lee valley has a wide variety, all great quality.

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#7 posted 01-20-2012 08:45 PM

Fussy: Did you actually use Harbor Freight and Lee Valley in the same sentence? You are not near any windows I hope. Did you check to see if the sky is getting dark?

Oh! Wait! I just did it too.

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#8 posted 01-21-2012 09:36 AM


Nope, they were in two different sentences. The sky gets dark only when someone uses the words Ford or Chevy.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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