How to Pick a good quality Router Bit

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Forum topic by Emily Whitman posted 02-13-2009 10:34 PM 1392 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Emily Whitman

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02-13-2009 10:34 PM

Here is a page from our technical site that has tips on choosing a router bit, basic differences between types of router bits, the best brands and a chart to help guide you in choosing the right router bit for different applications. Hope it’s able to help someone.

-- Thanks- Emily, Washington,

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#1 posted 02-14-2009 01:09 AM

Whiteside does make good router bits and I have never had any problem with them. Amana, Freud and Jesada are other companies that make excellent router bits as well.

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#2 posted 02-14-2009 01:17 AM

I’m sorry you feel that way. I intended all the links I put in to go to pages in our technical site which is filled with articles containing information on saw blades and brazing, not to any store or sales pages. I realize that this particular page did have a link to buy router bits on it, but it was meant more to display information for new woodworkers. I don’t think that any of my previous submissions containing links to our site had any products or sales content on the pages I linked to. I apologize for offending you in any way, that was not my intent. Hope you had a chance to look around at the technical site and see that there is a great deal of information that would be helpful to new woodworkers, and is completely separate from our store. When I first came to LumberJocks, I was pleasantly surprised by the warm welcoming and friendly and helpful nature of all the members. I thought that it was a place to post information and helpful ideas to woodworkers and anyone who might be interested. If my previous posts about the dangerous wood dust, and the link to a full online version of ‘Chisels on a Wheel’, and the brazing video did not fall along those guideline, please accept my apology for misinterpreting this site.

-- Thanks- Emily, Washington,

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#3 posted 02-14-2009 01:29 AM

Actually, I appreciate technical data regardless of who presents it. Information is one of the reasons I enjoy reading Lumberjocks.

That said, if Whiteside wants to advertise here, Martin probably wouldn’t object.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 02-14-2009 02:42 AM

Bentlyj, I have to agree with you… I too felt the same way, it’s a form of advertising. Thinking if she links “informational” pages, will no doubt increase web traffic. Eventually, somebody will buy something.

Then writing a paragraph of explaning herself and trying to justify her actions, and throwing some guilt in the mix of “sorry you feel this way”. Like it’s your fault for feeling this.

Emily, It would be one thing if you were answering questions that people have, but putting it up this way, seems a little suspicious. If your intentions are true, than I apologize. It just seems like they are not. I’m sure there are tons of people on here with thier own websites that sell stuff. I have never seen anyone do anything like this. Again, I apologize if you do have nothing but good intentions on giving people advise and nothing else, I just wanted to express my opinion also, and like Bentlyj said, You can post as many links to your site as you want.

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