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Lumberpunk

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12-07-2014 03:45 PM

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Hi All I am wondering if anyone is using (or has used) Blue Tornado router bits from Busy Bee Tools here in Canada. I was thinking of trying some of their bits out (normally use Veritas and Freud) but thought I would ask the community what they thought. I checked the reviews section but all the threads were saw blade related.

Thanks

Luke

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#1 posted 12-07-2014 04:12 PM

Never used the router bits, but I have a Blue Tornado saw blade that was a decent value….not a great performer, but good with lots of carbide for resharpening. AFAIK, the blades are made in China at the Leitz plant….no idea who makes their bits or where.

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#2 posted 12-07-2014 04:44 PM

I used them and I am very satisfied with them.

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#3 posted 12-07-2014 05:31 PM

I have a 1/8” roundover bit and it works fine, not top quality but better than the Canadian Tire Mastercraft bits.

-- Joel

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#4 posted 12-07-2014 06:48 PM

I have used them and find them above average in quality,for home shop/DIYer is perfect in my opinion,much better than the Canadian Tire bits or any other cheaper brands,Not as good as Lee Valley,Freud.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#5 posted 12-07-2014 08:07 PM

I have a full set of these bits and they all seem reasonable quality. The ones I have used performed well.

I also have a set of Blue Tornado mortise chisels which are better than the ones that came with my SIP mortiser.

Al

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#6 posted 12-08-2014 06:24 AM

Cool guys thanks for the responses. I will check them out.

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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#7 posted 12-08-2014 07:07 AM


I have used them and find them above average in quality,for home shop/DIYer is perfect in my opinion,much better than the Canadian Tire bits or any other cheaper brands,Not as good as Lee Valley,Freud.

- distrbd

Luke: I’ll Second that other “Canucks” comments!

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They’ll probably downsize this Pic. You can get their Catalogue on line if you want to.

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#8 posted 12-09-2014 02:53 PM

Yeah they seem like they might be a good option for bits you need infrequently. And they seem to have a good selection.

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#9 posted 12-09-2014 07:08 PM

Just remembered I also have another smaller set comprising of tongue, groove and straight bit. When I used the T & G bits they cut really cleanly.

Al

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