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    Router Bit Set Special - MLCS

    For any of you folks who like router sets:

    http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops...e/sp070731.htm
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    here`s the same set slightly cheaper;
    http://www.woodline.com/v2/p-1730-66...fications.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    here`s the same set slightly cheaper;
    http://www.woodline.com/v2/p-1730-66...fications.aspx
    But where's the free bearing oil and collet extender?
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    I actually bought the MLCS 66 piece set when I started woodworking. I find that I only use a few of the bits but, back then, I didn't know which ones I'd use - so I suppose it was worth it.

    For my hobby use, the MLCS bits work fine.

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    Router Bit Set Special - MLCS

    Tod, Glenn, no offense intended.

    Did I miss something here? I would believe that the MLCS set, including the bearing lube and the collet extender is the best deal, any way you look at it.

    How is $177.65 for the Woodline set,(without the bearing lube or the collet extender) cheaper than $169.95 for the MLCS set, (including those two extra items).

    Granted, the full price listed, $209.00 from Woodline, would be cheaper compared to $219.85 from MLCS.

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    whoops ......you`re right tony, i totally missed the 169 price at the top of the page and only looked at the 189 price listed below the set......
    my mistake, tod
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Baideme View Post
    Tod, Glenn, no offense intended.

    Did I miss something here? I would believe that the MLCS set, including the bearing lube and the collet extender is the best deal, any way you look at it.

    How is $177.65 for the Woodline set,(without the bearing lube or the collet extender) cheaper than $169.95 for the MLCS set, (including those two extra items).

    Granted, the full price listed, $209.00 from Woodline, would be cheaper compared to $219.85 from MLCS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Henderson View Post
    I actually bought the MLCS 66 piece set when I started woodworking. I find that I only use a few of the bits but, back then, I didn't know which ones I'd use - so I suppose it was worth it.

    For my hobby use, the MLCS bits work fine.

    Mike
    An alternate perspective...for the reasons Mike gave, I don't think I'd suggest a 66 piece set for a beginner (or an intermediate or expert for that matter). While $170 for that many bits seems like a good value per bit, it's still a fairly significant out of pocket expenditure overall, and the quality level is essentially deemed somewhere near "acceptable", "decent", "ok", "fine", etc. for decent value Asian made bits. Many of the bits are near duplicates of varying sizes, while others are just pretty obscure.

    For about $80 you can buy a basic 7 piece set of top quality US made Whiteside bits of exceptional quality that'll outlast the value bits, and will likely all get some use. That leaves a fair amount of money to add a few other commonly used profiles (ogees, thumbnail, more roundovers, etc,) and/or some specialty profiles as needed...for the specialty profiles the value bits from MLCS, Holbren, Woodline, Woodcraft, Price Cutter, etc. are a more logical choice IMHO. Infinity also offers some smaller top quality sets at attractive prices.

    If $80 seems like alot to get started, MLCS' 15 pc set for $40 is an inexpensive way to get started with decent performance.
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