Review: MLCS Millenium bit set

I've had it for a while...and finally got around to writing up some thoughts...
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Even if they were the same as their standard bits, which they aren't, it still wouldn't be a good buy if you only used a fifth of them, which I doubt you will.
But, it is a nice case.
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Toller wrote:

Care to back that up with some math?
20% of 66 = 13 bits. At an average cost of $14.92/bit...that's $193 - well over the total cost. Even if you figure that the most commonly used bits are slightly less expensive, say $12.50/bit...I still break even at 13 bits. And this doesn't take into account the shipping/driving cost of buying the bits separately.
And given that I've already used 9 bits...what makes you think I will never use 4 more bits? Heck, my next two projects will use more than those...
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Some people just like to yank on chains, don't let it get to you. Glad you like them. I have wondered about MLCS as well, wonder how these bits hold up to cherry and maple over time. It sucks to get burn marks on cherry, know what I mean? Drawer front end grain seems to be the test for true sharpness. Opinions?
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Mike Coonrod wrote:

I'm curious about the lifespan of these bits, as well...so each time I use one, I record the type of wood and how many feet I ran - on a sticker in the case. Someday it might be useful information. Or maybe not. :>

My BIL borrowed some bits (cove & bead IIRC) for a cherry project he is working on. He said he had a little burning - but says it was his fault because he was working with 8ft long pieces and stopped feeding momentarily to reposition his hands on the workpeice. He said he has seen very little tearout, compared to other bits he has used.
I think he is only edge-treating peices...so I don't think he's done much end-routing (I assume you're talking about dovetails) so I can't comment on that.
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