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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Other Tools & Accessories => Topic started by: bill-e on September 10, 2007, 10:05 AM

Title: Goon price on router bits on Amazon
Post by: bill-e on September 10, 2007, 10:05 AM
I recently bought these Woodline bits.  Decent quality, less than half the price on the Woodline site and a very good price IMO....plus free shipping

Tongue and Groove set (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JEXZE0/105-8292276-6659615)
Lock Miter set (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JEXY9G/105-8292276-6659615)
Bullnose set (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JEVV82/105-8292276-6659615)
Beading set (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JEXZ86/105-8292276-6659615)
Carbide tipped Forstner set incl 35mm bit (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JEVVEG/105-8292276-6659615)
Title: Re: Goon price on router bits on Amazon
Post by: LaserGecko on September 13, 2007, 01:50 PM
Do you like 'em, Bill?

I bought one of their "Master Dado Sets" in 1/2" shank at the AWFS show and only recently used the 25/32" bit. Even with the OF1400 and edge guide, it was wandering all over the place. The dadoes were seriously bad, so I bought a Whiteside to replace it.

Of course, that bit gave a perfect cut without any extra effort on my part.

I'm going to call Woodline and have them replace the bit to see if there's any difference. I was very pleased at paying $40 for the set, but after using it...not so much. Hopefully the new bit will make a difference.
Title: Re: Goon price on router bits on Amazon
Post by: woodshopdemos on October 02, 2007, 11:27 PM
My view is you get what you pay for. I am not sure that I would use any cut rate bit on wood that I use. Think about this: "The most expensive bit it the one that doesnt work."
Title: Re: Goon price on router bits on Amazon
Post by: Eli on October 03, 2007, 06:52 AM
I'm liking the 13 pc. 1/2" Freud bit set I bought from Amazon US. Your jaw would drop if I told you the price difference between there and AU.
Title: Re: Goon price on router bits on Amazon
Post by: LaserGecko on October 03, 2007, 02:03 PM
Well, Woodline replaced the bit, no questions asked and no shipping charged. So, it appears to have either A) been a bum bit or B) possibly have been thrown out of whack by me attempting to plunge with it.

It was very convenient for me since I needed to order a pattern bit anyway and the tech rep picked out a great top bearing dado bit for what I was doing. That bit works beautifully and was shipped free since they were sending a warranty replacement anyway.