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Forum topic by PatrickIrish posted 02-01-2013 10:50 PM 748 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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PatrickIrish

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02-01-2013 10:50 PM

Woodriver Set Here

Looking for a Forstner bit set. Saw Woodcraft is having a sale on this 7 piece set. It’s only $14. Seems like a good deal right? Bigest size is 1” so pretty limited.

Wiser to spend more on a more expansive set? I’m just a hobby tinker-er so dont need anything Freud like. I did buy the $50 MLCS router bit set and have been very happy with the one bit I’ve used so far haha!

Thanks
Rc


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indianajoe

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#1 posted 02-01-2013 11:25 PM

at that price you arent out much if you dont like them. I sometimes use cheap stuff like that to put in a toolbox i beat around in doing odd jobs.

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#2 posted 02-01-2013 11:29 PM

You can’t beat it at that price. I have a set of theirs and they work very well…I also bought their larger set because of the small set being so good at the time : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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pintodeluxe

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#3 posted 02-01-2013 11:31 PM

I bought a cheap set from the hardware store, and they work very well. They cut perfectly clean holes – much better than a brad point bit.
I don’t think you can go wrong with that offer.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Grandpa

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#4 posted 02-01-2013 11:39 PM

I ordered a set for a gift. After shipping it was $21.49. I think there are 7 bits so $3 per bit isn’t bad. If you need it that is a bargain.

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#5 posted 02-01-2013 11:41 PM

I have a cheap set I use for MDF, plywood, etc. on items that don’t need absolute top quality cuts. I have a more expensive HSS set that I use when quality counts. For $14, it seems like a good buy.

-- John, BC, Canada

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#6 posted 02-02-2013 01:44 AM

I saw this in their flyer. I have been thinking I need a set, but don’t go by Woodcraft often. My wife works nearby ones, so maybe i’ll ask her to stop by.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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derosa

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#7 posted 02-02-2013 02:36 AM

Only reason I would wait is that they have a larger set that goes on sale for 25.00 that has a few bigger sizes that if you bought separately they would be a lot more money. I bought that one 2 years ago and I’ve been very happy with it. Mostly I do use the 3/4, 7/8, and 1” but the bigger ones did help with making a cube in a cube. Overall they are a decent set, not spectacular, but worth the money.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#8 posted 02-02-2013 10:35 AM

Like Dusty I bought the larger set. The price is right, but I found that I needed to sharpen each one. They don’t do a very good job at what ever factory (in China) that they are made.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#9 posted 02-02-2013 12:11 PM

I have that same set. I’ve used the crap out of em’...................

-- mike...............

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#10 posted 02-02-2013 12:29 PM

DouginVa is right. I also have the larger set. They are awesome – after you sharpen them

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#11 posted 02-02-2013 02:19 PM

I guess I lucked out on mine being sharp right out of the box (both sets) : )
I have had to sharpen a couple of larger bits that I bought individually from WoodCraft though. No biggie , just thought they would have been sharpened already for the price I paid at the time : ) I was able to touch them up quickly with my set of DMT Diamond Stones.
http://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/Dia-Sharp-Diamond-Mini-Hone-Kit-P22C24.aspx

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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