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04-19-2012 12:53 AM

I am getting ready to purchase a set of stile and rail cutters. I am going to begin purchasing better quality cutters. In the past I have purchased reversible sets from MLCS and Grizzly. We typically have some minor issues with our cuts not being as clean as I like. I am going to purchase a good quality set that has the matching stile cutter separate from the rail cutter. I want to get away from the reversible cutters that are used for both cope and stick.

So in a past posting I spoke about some Freeborn cutters. Loren advised to look into Magnate cutters. Does anyone have any experience with any Magnate cutters. Their prices are lower then most of what I have found through a google search. I also wonder about Amana cutters. Any experience with Amana cutters from anyone. I am trying to stay between 200 and 300. Some of the other manufacturers want 400.00 to 600.00 for a set, which is simply out of my range.

And Loren, if you are reading, can you tell me anything about Magnate cutters quality.

Thanks everyone. Jerry

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#1 posted 04-20-2012 09:57 PM

I have only used Freeborn and Freud. Heard some good things about the Byrd cutterheads that you can ge change out. I use mine in a business. I learned a long time ago , it pays to get good quality. I have had the freeborn heads for several years. I only cut hardwood. They have been sharpened several times and still work great. Next set will be the byrd . bob

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#2 posted 04-21-2012 01:26 AM

Jerry, send Loren a private email and he might answer sooner. I think if he recommended Magnate he has used them. He has had a lot of woodworking experience.

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#3 posted 04-21-2012 02:40 PM

Thanks for the input fellow woodworkers. I will look into byrd. I will also send Loren a message as I am sure he has probably had some experience with the magnate cutters.

I will also look at byrd. I agree that I am learning that you tend to get what you pay for in life. Some of the manufacturers such as Freeborn and others are listing a cope / stick match set of cutters for between 400 and 600.00.

Thanks again.

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#4 posted 04-22-2012 10:32 AM

Jerry, look on ebay for freeborn. You sometimes find new sets very reasonable. As far as I know magnate cutters come from overseas. Not sure if they are any better then other overseas makers. bob

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