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  • #16
    Re: Cheaper Router Bit Source

    Mine didn't snap, it bent. Carbide and all.
    One of the others went away in more glorious fashion sending bits of bearing across the shop.
    3 out of 3 died prematurely, as in a few minutes use.
    Out of hundreds of bits I've used and used up, they are the only bits I've ever had fail.

    Originally posted by Jonathan Anspach View Post
    I've bought several bits from them. In general I'm satisfied with them, but I've managed to snap a couple of them during use. It might have been my fault for pushing too fast or trying to take too much material off in one pass.
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    • #17
      Re: Cheaper Router Bit Source

      I've been getting bits and some accessories from MLCS for years. Never any complaints, either with quality or customer service. I've never broken their spiral bits, and I love the spiral flush-trim bit with a down-cut orientation. Super smooth for trimming veneer. I've tried other brands of higher-end bits, but my favorite has become the Katana they sell. After some brand-new bearings froze up on some trim bits the first time I used them, ruining the cabinet side, I pay attention to the bearing quality on different bits. The Katana's have superior bearings, both for the pattern/flush-trim bits and the round-overs. Free shipping to the lower-48, cool accessories, etc. have kept me as a loyal customer for over a decade. Their bearing lube and bit cleaning sauce works very well, too.


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      • #18
        Re: Cheaper Router Bit Source

        I'm going to try Yonico based on a few reviews

        http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=...qid=1370996414
        John H

        Synergy Horn, SLS-85, BMR-3L, Mini-TL, BR-2, Titan OB, B452, Udique, Vultus, Latus1, Seriatim, Aperivox,Pencil Tower

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        • #19
          Re: Cheaper Router Bit Source

          Originally posted by jhollander View Post
          I'm going to try Yonico based on a few reviews

          http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=...qid=1370996414
          Damn those are cheap prices. It's worth a shot.

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          • #20
            Re: Cheaper Router Bit Source

            I have a mental stigma about chinese carbide 'glued' to chinese steel rotating in the 25Krpm range that close to my face. Whiteside bits all the way.....http://www.whitesiderouterbits.com/
            I'll use chinese circular saw blades ( have had them throw tips ) but not router blades.
            My 2 cents and you can leave it on the counter like most of us do.

            Rich

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            • #21
              Re: Cheaper Router Bit Source

              Originally posted by richjura View Post
              I have a mental stigma about chinese carbide 'glued' to chinese steel rotating in the 25Krpm range that close to my face. Whiteside bits all the way.....http://www.whitesiderouterbits.com/
              I'll use chinese circular saw blades ( have had them throw tips ) but not router blades.
              My 2 cents and you can leave it on the counter like most of us do.

              Rich
              I feel the same way. I've broken and worn out more than a few bits over the last few years, but haven't broken or wore one out from Amana yet. http://www.amanatool.com/
              "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche

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              • #22
                Re: Cheaper Router Bit Source

                As usual, not available in Canada.

                Originally posted by jhollander View Post
                I'm going to try Yonico based on a few reviews

                http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=...qid=1370996414
                No matter where you go, there you are.
                Website

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                • #23
                  Re: Cheaper Router Bit Source

                  Originally posted by richjura View Post
                  I have a mental stigma about chinese carbide 'glued' to chinese steel rotating in the 25Krpm range that close to my face. Whiteside bits all the way.....http://www.whitesiderouterbits.com/
                  I'll use chinese circular saw blades ( have had them throw tips ) but not router blades.
                  My 2 cents and you can leave it on the counter like most of us do.

                  Rich
                  Heard good and bad on these...

                  OTOH, I would hope nobody's running a 1.25" bit at 25000 rpm!! :eek: Think you're supposed to run a 3/4" @ <10000... Big bits... one of many reasons, for having a speed control on your router

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                  • #24
                    Re: Cheaper Router Bit Source

                    The only blade to throw carbide at me was Dewalt Hardi Plank blade.

                    As usual we traced the fault back to the operator.
                    John H

                    Synergy Horn, SLS-85, BMR-3L, Mini-TL, BR-2, Titan OB, B452, Udique, Vultus, Latus1, Seriatim, Aperivox,Pencil Tower

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                    • #25
                      Re: Cheaper Router Bit Source

                      Bit Diameter Maximum Speed (RPM)
                      Up to 1" 24,000
                      1 1/4" to 2" 18,000
                      2 1/4" to 2 1/2" 16,000
                      3" to 3 1/2" 12,000
                      Bit Speed chart courtesy
                      Infinity Cutting Tools

                      Visit www.infinitytools.com



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