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Video: Buying Router Bits – Popular Woodworking Magazine

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I lately went seeking an 1/eight″ slot-slicing router bit that I wanted that day. Home Depot was shut and I left with my bit. However fairly than purchase a single bit, I ended up shopping for a $50 package with 15 router bits. I didn’t want all the bits – already having lots of them – nevertheless it was the one option to get the bit I wanted (it wasn’t being bought individually) and $50 wasn’t a nasty deal for a set of respectable high quality bits.

The expertise made me take into consideration a number of of issues: the sum of money that may be spent on high quality bits, versus bits that’ll simply get you by; the several types of bits included in several “worth” units; and lastly, what bits you actually ought to have in an honest starter set.

For a lot of a brand new router proprietor, the buying journey to get the bits to make the factor perform could be a little complicated and a bit of miserable if you begin to add up the dollars. A set of 5 good high quality bits to make up a starter set can shortly add to greater than the price of the router itself. You’ll be able to shortly end up rationalizing the discount units considering, “how dangerous can they be”?

So I sat down in entrance of the digital camera to share my information of bit manufacturing (not too deep, I promise) and to provide you my opinions on what bits you want, and how you can purchase them. I’m positive there shall be some differing opinions, and please submit them within the feedback. We will all study from one another’s experiences.

– David Thiel

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About David Thiel

David Thiel has been a part of the Popular Woodworking household for 20 years, and now oversees the woodworking video creation.

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