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

mirage18ls 1,554 November 15, 2012 at 02:41 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 04:23 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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#16
I recall a woodworker friend of mine saying one should go for a thicker shank than 1/4". I think he said vibration that will effec the tool path. Don't know how much of a concern that is or if any of that would be noticeable in the final product...
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#17
Quote from cfishy View Post :
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.
I would consider myself an expert to novice woodworker and I'm thinking of picking this set up as backup. I highly doubt they will compare to Freud, let alone Whiteside, but it may be a good set if you don't have some of the profiles included.

It's true, 1/2" shanks make A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE.
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#18
It is true that 1/2" bits are a lot better. If just getting started, get a router that can handle those. However, if you want a starter selection of bits cheap, it is acceptable to get a router with 1/2" capacity and then get a selection like this for variety. You can use 1/4" bits with a 1/2"-capable router, if you have the right collet (usually both sizes are included with a router).

Even if you are already established, a deal like this could e OK for getting a selection of "throw-away" bits. The kind you would use, say, when routing previously-used wood that might possibly have a nail stuck in it that you missed. Or to get some infrequently used sizes that you would not want to bother spending $30 apiece on.

As for router tables: I will go against the grain a little here, and say: if you think there's a decent chance that you will continue with woodworking, buy one to start with. And make it a good one. The thing is, when you are just getting started you have so much to learn, and you will easily be frustrated. Making a dead-flat router table with an acceptable fence / T-track is actually a lot harder than it seems for a beginner, and if you try to make your own right off the bat, you might end up frustrating yourself and never getting out of an endless loop of trying to build shop equipment.

Just my input, after trying that route myself.
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Quote from jtruck21 View Post :
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 broke 2 1/2" Diablo flush trim bits cutting MDF - oops.
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#20
Trying my luck with these, and the skil base router combo on amazon. Plunge and fixed bases, 2.25 HP and accepts 1/2" collet as well. Came to 81 bucks plus tax, since there was a 15 off 75 on all skil tools.
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Quote from GuitsBoy View Post :
Trying my luck with these, and the skil base router combo on amazon. Plunge and fixed bases, 2.25 HP and accepts 1/2" collet as well. Came to 81 bucks plus tax, since there was a 15 off 75 on all skil tools.
How did you get it to $81? Did you go through Amazon or through skilshop? Amazon shows $96 but the $15 off is only on skilshop and that price is $99 to start.
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Quote from mrvain1 View Post :
How did you get it to $81? Did you go through Amazon or through skilshop? Amazon shows $96 but the $15 off is only on skilshop and that price is $99 to start.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...00_s00_i00

This link still shows 96.98 for me.
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Quote from GuitsBoy View Post :
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...00_s00_i00

This link still shows 96.98 for me.
Right, but how did you get it to $81 as you mentioned previously? That $15 off $75 is only on the Skilshop site. Am I missing something?

Thx

Forget it. It finally showed at the checkout. Sorry and thanks!
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#24
Quote from mrvain1 View Post :
Right, but how did you get it to $81 as you mentioned previously? That $15 off $75 is only on the Skilshop site. Am I missing something?

Thx

Forget it. It finally showed at the checkout. Sorry and thanks!
It says Special Offers Available. I was going to mention that it shows up at checkout, but I see you found it.
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#25
I'll second the same argument made here by a few people: if you're doing any serious amount of routing...that is you'll actually be USING 30 different bits...you'll want a 1/2" router. 1/4" trim routers aren't designed for heavy use or harder materials like the 'real' 1/2" routers are.

I do have a 1/4" trim router and it's great for small projects, but I can't imagine needing any more than a few bits. I ended up with a 12-piece bit set from Harbor Freight for about $20, and even though I usually avoid HF like the plague these actually work pretty well. I'd rather skimp a little on the 1/4" and invest in the 1/2" ones.
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#26
I picked up a set. Like others, I prefer 1/2" freuds for my "favorite" bits, but I don't have the money to buy a 30-piece set of those. I'll probably never use some of these bits, but it won't hurt to have them handy just in case. Thanks, OP.
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#27
Just wondering if anyone has used the Sears Craftsman bits before and can say if these are better than Sears' router bits?
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#28
Quote from windwalker View Post :
cough/cough-enabler
Remember, you're losing money on every deal you don't buy.
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#29
can i build a home network with this?
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#30
glad to hear that i'm not the only one lolz
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...
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