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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 09-07-2013 12:12 AM 2048 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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09-07-2013 12:12 AM

Looking for some router bits. I have a good assortment of Craftsman bits, but I mostly buy Freud when I need a bit.
What do you guys thing about Grizzly bits, those of you that have used them?

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gfadvm

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#1 posted 09-07-2013 01:22 AM

I have several of the purple (better quality) Grizz router bits and consider them an economy bit. They work fine but don’t stay sharp as long as a premium bit. My Bosch bits seem to be better quality (but cost a lot more).
The solid carbide spiral Grizz bits are first rate and seem to stay sharp indefinitely.

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#2 posted 09-07-2013 01:25 AM

What about MLCS bits?

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#3 posted 09-07-2013 01:56 AM

Hi Russel

Hope your chair business is thriving. I have quite a few bits ie: Amana, delta, Freud,Bosch and others. I have also tried a dozen or so of the green grizz. Offerings with very good results.

some appear to have a little more carbide than the aforementioned brands and have held their edges very well.

Can’t tell you anything about what grade carbide is on them but the ones I have used performed very well.

JB

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 09-07-2013 02:00 AM

Was I mistaken? I thought the purple Grizz bits were their premium line and the green ones the economy line.

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#5 posted 09-07-2013 02:19 AM

as far as I know, the green are the econos

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#6 posted 09-07-2013 02:24 AM

gfadvm....I believe you are correct sir…purple premium….green econo line….

Russel ...I own a few of the Grizzly’s green and purple and MLCS….IMO the MLCS are as good as if not better than the purple Grizzly’s….good bang for the buck

http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/

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#7 posted 09-07-2013 03:04 AM

I think the MLCS bits are a better value than the Grizzly bits…..shipping kills those deal. MLCS has free s/h and decent bits. Otherwise I look mainly to Whiteside, EA, or Infinity if I’m going to shell out real money for bits.

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#8 posted 09-07-2013 03:27 AM

Russell—Ditto on the MLCS bits. I bought their 45-piece set several years ago, and have supplemented it with some specialty bits (lock miter, rail/stile, etc.) from MLCS. Absolutely no complaints.

If money were no object, I would have a cabinet full of Whiteside bits.

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#9 posted 09-07-2013 03:44 AM

Amana, Whiteside, and Rockler are good too.

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#10 posted 09-07-2013 03:47 AM

You might consider Whiteside bits. I’ve have great luck with Whiteside and they stay sharp. I’ve also had good luck with Amana, Freud and CMT bits. Just my experience, but i’ve used these brands for over 20 years without any complaints.

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