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30-Piece Skil Router Bit Set (1/4" Diameter Shank)

mirage18ls 1,550 November 15, 2012 at 01:41 AM in Free Shipping (3) More Lowes Deals
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Lowes.com has 30-Piece Skil Router Bit Set (1/4" Diameter Shank) on sale for $49.98. Shipping is free. Thanks mirage18ls

Price Research: Our research has shown that this 30-Piece Skil Router Bit Set (1/4-In Diameter Shank) is $35 lower (40% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant including shipping, with prices starting from $85 - daisybeetle

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Edited November 17, 2012 at 03:23 PM by widgit
Skil 30-Piece Router Bit Set with 1/4-in Dia Shank
Item #: 209177 | Model #: 91030
Was: $99.00(Save 49% thru 11/21/2012)
Now $49.98

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Nice set. I may have to pick this up....
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Can anyone vouch for the quality of these bits over comparable DeWalt/Bosch/etc? It's a good deal but router bits aren't something you want to cheap out on depending on job.
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Can anyone vouch for the quality of these bits over comparable DeWalt/Bosch/etc? It's a good deal but router bits aren't something you want to cheap out on depending on job.
I just went to Lowe's reviews page. Not bad for a starter it sounds... 4.2/5 out of 24

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They are so-so ,If you really do a lot of routing get 1/2 inch shank bits vs these 1/4 inch as they are stronger and more durable. These lose their sharpness quickly. I would suggest either go to a company like MLCS or Eagle America for much better sets and possibly better pricing in some case's.Their 15 piece sets have basically all you'll ever need as far as bits go and MLCS has free shippin

http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/sh...nAodJEoAgA
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Quote from Keyser_Soze_09 View Post :
Can anyone vouch for the quality of these bits over comparable DeWalt/Bosch/etc? It's a good deal but router bits aren't something you want to cheap out on depending on job.
I have 2 skil bits, 1 bosch, and 5-6 craftsman. I don't notice a difference in them. They are far better than the super cheap bits I started with.
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Okay, so I see a set of bits for $50 and then immediately go looking for a router on craigslist with plans to build my own table. I am not sure if that is normal or not...
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Okay, so I see a set of bits for $50 and then immediately go looking for a router on craigslist with plans to build my own table. I am not sure if that is normal or not...
Perfectly normal. That's why you're on here Smilie
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Perfectly normal. That's why you're on here Smilie
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Quote from slomer View Post :
Okay, so I see a set of bits for $50 and then immediately go looking for a router on craigslist with plans to build my own table. I am not sure if that is normal or not...
Build your own router table or just a table?

These bits should be fine unless you own your own cabinet making business.

I picked up some Diablo bits a while back at HD for super cheap. Those things are as smooth as butter. Probably why they cost 30 bucks a piece.
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Build your own router table or just a table?

These bits should be fine unless you own your own cabinet making business.

I picked up some Diablo bits a while back at HD for super cheap. Those things are as smooth as butter. Probably why they cost 30 bucks a piece.
I was thinking my own router table as an extension off of my workbench with a wood fence. Nothing too fancy.
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I have these exact bits. Although I wouldn't vouch for their quality OVER brands like DeWalt, et. al., I would still vouch that they are great quality for what they are.

I've had them for about 3 years and used them on TONS of projects.

I recently replaced a 10' x 12' section of my exterior house wall cedar siding that was damaged. I had to custom make the cedar siding because I couldn't find anybody who could match the 4.5" profile of my original 100 year old siding boards. I used these 2 of these bits to make the tongue and groove on each side of the custom cut 10' boards. And that's just the most recent project those bits were used for.

Those bits are still sharp! You'd have to do a *lot* of routing with each bit to notice them getting duller. There is nothing wrong with this set for a beginner/amateur.
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Can anyone vouch for the quality of these bits over comparable DeWalt/Bosch/etc? It's a good deal but router bits aren't something you want to cheap out on depending on job.
not even close. if you do actual work on router bits, you don't want these. 1/4 shanks are simply too much vibration for any cut that requires precision or big material removal. These are toys for occassional little projects. a good deal, nevertheless for edge trimmers.
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I'm not a very light wood worker. I'm gonna give this a shot. I got tools in my garage that i don't know if i'll ever use, but never know when the extra bits comes in handy Smilie
Can't believe i woke up at 4 am to check for deals at SD....hahahaha
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