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Forum topic by SilsbyWoodworks posted 03-12-2009 02:34 AM 878 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-12-2009 02:34 AM

I was just looking through my new WJ mag and saw an ad for Eagle America router bits, just wondering if any one as used them or herd anything about them. I personally like freud bits but always looking for other options.

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#1 posted 03-12-2009 02:40 AM

Have not used them but get their catalog. I have not heard of there being problems with them.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#2 posted 03-12-2009 03:30 AM

I have used them and I like them. excellent service


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#3 posted 03-12-2009 12:11 PM

I have some of their bits. No problems. Not quite the same quality as Freud, especially in carbide thickness, but I use my bits a lot running picture frame molding and haven’t had any issues with them.

-- John, co-owner Sawdust 'n Stitches

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#4 posted 03-12-2009 01:35 PM

Is it this set? My jaw dropped a little when I saw it, and I came here to see what people thought of it, but then did a search instead, and saw that the general consensus was that sets like this are a huge waste of money, as you’ll never really use most of them. I had to agree. I have a crappy Ryobi 1/4” shank set, the Whiteside Incra 6-piece dovetail kit, and a few miscellaneous bits, and I’ve never in 2 years gotten to most of the Ryobi set.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#5 posted 03-12-2009 04:14 PM

Not an answer to your question, but just in general. I heard some advice somewhere that I thought was pretty good for folks starting out with router usage. You can purchase a cheap set which makes available to you a large number of shapes. Most of them you will rarley use, but you will soon wear out/dull a select few of them that you really do use. Then replace those with high quality bits and you will always have the others available for that rare moment.

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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