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

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Lowes.com has 30-Piece SKIL Carbide-Tipped Router Bit Set (1/4" Diameter Shank, 91030) on sale for $49. Shipping is free. Thanks Kingfishir

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The router bits by skill have dropped to $49, previously $69 for the holidays this year.

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I have this set, not the greatest quality and they loose their edge rather quick but if you are just a hobbie woodworker and want to try out some new things on the cheap, this works great.
They always say buy the best tool you can afford.

HOWEVER, per Jonathan Katz Moses on YouTube... you're better off buying a cheap router bit set (like this) so you have options. As you figure out what bits you use the most, replace them with higher quality bits ($20/30 per).

That way you don't drop hundreds of dollars on bits you may never use, and the most used bits for your woodworking style (straight and round over?) will be high quality and the ones you use once a year will get the job done on the occasional use.

Of course this would apply mostly to woodworkers new to routers/bits (like myself). Seems like sound advice to me.
Just a note, I seen this in-person over the last 2 years and here is what I notice"

- Some of the wood boxes/cases are totally destroyed, so buying online and picking up in person could be good call.

-The Lowes listing says Carbide-Tipped, but it does NOT say that anywhere on the actual packaging.

-The quality looks "okay" not as good as MLCS (which is made in china), but better than harbor freight... Again this is based on appearance only...

-As some one who done woodworking as a hobby for 20+ years, These are best used for composite PVC, PVC, balsa, Pine, cedar, fir, "maybe" popular; DO NOT expect these to stay sharp/cut straight/not burn the wood after 10ft of MDF, Particle board, plywood, oak, ash, birch, walnut, cherry, mahogany, maple, teak, bamboo, etc....

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1/4" shank for those wondering
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Thanks op free ship to home and 5% with lowes card 👍👍 $49 shipped
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Never mind
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I have this set, not the greatest quality and they loose their edge rather quick but if you are just a hobbie woodworker and want to try out some new things on the cheap, this works great.
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SKIL 30-piece router bit set includes several edge-forming, surface-forming, straight and joinery bits

Carbide tips provide long-lasting cutting edges for durability

Control cut design helps minimize kick-back to prevent injuries during operation

https://www.lowes.com/pd/SKIL-30-...1000184173
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I have this set, not the greatest quality and they loose their edge rather quick but if you are just a hobbie woodworker and want to try out some new things on the cheap, this works great.
Carbide tips don't help?
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These are basically for trim routers right? I can't remember what size shank my Ryobi takes
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I have this set, not the greatest quality and they loose their edge rather quick but if you are just a hobbie woodworker and want to try out some new things on the cheap, this works great.
You have any suggestions for longer lasting ones? I got some cheap ones off Amazon that were pretty terrible and need to get a new set.
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You have any suggestions for longer lasting ones? I got some cheap ones off Amazon that were pretty terrible and need to get a new set.
Can't go wrong with Whiteside, Freud or CMT, but they are pricier.
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You have any suggestions for longer lasting ones? I got some cheap ones off Amazon that were pretty terrible and need to get a new set.
You prolly don't need an entire set. Find the bits you use the most and get those specific bits by Freud

I have an mlcs set that I started with (from amazon) and it's held up really well. I think they have decent mid grade bits.
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You have any suggestions for longer lasting ones? I got some cheap ones off Amazon that were pretty terrible and need to get a new set.
I usually grab Diablo bits from Home depot whenever I need a specific one. 2 or 3 Diablo bits will cost the same as this set, but will last much longer and give a cleaner edge.
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Thats awesome! great starter kit for hobbiest*. Same price as it was about 9-10 years ago at Lowes too!
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You prolly don't need an entire set. Find the bits you use the most and get those specific bits by Freud

I have an mlcs set that I started with (from amazon) and it's held up really well. I think they have decent mid grade bits.
It's always nice to have a ridiculously large collection of bits that you almost never use, just for when you need a specific bit. For example, this one has worked really well for me, such as when one of my good bits breaks and I need a backup (and a good bit costs more than this entire set): https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KZM2Z6A/

I use Whiteside whenever I can (made in the USA). For example:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012JI3X4/
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EHPEEG/
(No local dealers that I know, but I can find them online.)
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