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Forum topic by knotscott posted 01-14-2014 10:28 PM 1545 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-14-2014 10:28 PM

Griz has some attractive deals on some of their purple bits, and am wondering what people thought of them. I’ve tried the greens ones and would rate them roughly on par with MLCS, Woodline, Woodriver, and other decent entry level Asian bits. Grizzly touts the purple ones as better (“best” according to them) assumption is that they’re likely on par with MLCS’s upper end Katana line, or the Price Cutter line, which are both excellent Asian imports that don’t break the bank, but that don’t quite go toe to toe with Whiteside, Eagle American, Infinity, or the Freud Quadras. Thoughts on the Grizzly purple bits?

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#1 posted 01-15-2014 12:24 AM

Sorry,don’t have them.

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#2 posted 01-15-2014 02:35 AM

Scott, I have quite a few of the purple Grizz bits. I have been disappointed in both their performance and longevity (and I am usually a big fan of Grizz stuff).

I recently bought a set of roundover bits from Whiteside and am amazed at the difference. They were $95 for a set of 5 but no buyer’s remorse here. The cuts are much cleaner (no sanding needed) and they don’t burn even burn prone wood like cherry and Jatoba.

Hope this helps as you have helped me numerous times in the past. Thank you!

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#3 posted 01-15-2014 03:12 AM

I own a few purples and feel the quality is a hit or miss. I’ve been satisfied but not thrilled. The cheapskate in me thinks that they are good bits for the price, (especially when you buy 3 and get 20% off) but that’s the extent of it. IMO, they aren’t quite apples to apples comparison to MLCS and Price Cutter as I own a few of those too and think they are better. If I had the chance to save the 20% or spend a bit more on Price Cutter or MLCS, I’d rather spend the few dollars more.

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#4 posted 01-15-2014 10:11 AM

That’s useful feedback guys…..much appreciated. A little disappointing, but definitely good to know. I shant be adding them to my buy list!

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#5 posted 01-15-2014 06:35 PM

I like MLCS… I have several of their bits…

Although Whiteside is pricey, the quality is THE BEST… and worth paying for, even if you have to save-up for them.


It’s nice to know about the Purple ones…

Thank you.

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#6 posted 01-15-2014 07:56 PM

The MLCS starter set is a fantastic deal to start with -but now I’m buying only Whiteside when I can and Freud when I have to.

-- Yeah, I'm probably over-thinking it. But that's my other hobby.

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