Has anyone come across or used Millers Falls rail/stile and raised panel
bits. I saw a set for less than $AUD120 for the three bits, seemed a
nice raised vertical profile bit. Are they genuine Millers Falls or an
asian copy? Unusual to see what could possibly, be good quality
equipment in this part of the world.
I've got one set of about 7 bits (plywood). They are the WORST bits
I've used. I would never buy any of their bits again. Similar bits in
other brands cut with less force and leave cleaner edges. They weren't
worth the amount I spent because they are so crappy. Go with CMT,
Amana, Bosch, Freud, etc, for troublefree performance, Jeff. Learn from
my mistake! :)
Not sure where you are, which rather makes a difference...
Several approached have been tried, including:
* Buying the bits you need as you need them, (or)
* Buying a set of bits, because you got a package price.
Either one works, but it depends on you, your access to tools on short
notice, what types of work you do, and how much at any one time.
* Buying 'house brand' bits, and replacing when they wear, (or)
* Buying 'premium brand' bits, and having them professionally sharpened
when they wear.
Again, it depends on the work you want to do.
www.patwarner.com has a wealth of info on all thing related to routers.
Pat has come by his strongly held opinons honestly, and should at least
be read, before you decide what suits you.
I have bits from Amana, Whiteside, Freud, Rockler, Oldham and Woodcraft
in my bit box. Each represents a certain value decision. None is a
total loser. Amana & Whiteside are my favorites, but represent the
largest investment. CMT & Infinity have received excellent reviews here
as well, although I've not tried them.
Now that I have a decent router (and table), I wanted to get a basic set of bits
with 1/2" shanks. I have plenty of local woodworking suppliers, so I can quickly
get individual bits if needed for a specific purpose. I know that Woodline is a
local company, and supports local woodworking organizations, so I have an
inclination to send business their way. And I don't mind looking for bargains -
if the risk is not too great. The eBay $20 digital calipers and $20 carbide
tipped drill bits were just fine, the $20 carbide router bit set was junk.
Woodline sells good sounding basic router bit sets - 12 bits/$60, 24 bits/$89,
33 bits/$110, 66 bits/$189. I'm more wary of spending over a hundred dollars,
especially if the feedback from this group is negative.
"Good sounding" bits? Jeff, they are the pits! Truly the worst
quality bits I've come across. do yourself a favor and don't make the
same mistake I did. I was lured by the low price, but they aren't worth
even the cheap price I paid.
I have a bunch'o Woodline bits and I don't have a problem with them. They
are not equal to the best, nor as bad as the worst. They frequent the
woodworking shows here in SoCal and I often pick up a few of this or that
bits. I would not spend a bunch'o money with them sight unseen. Go with
the better stuff if you must buy sets. But I think you will find Woodline
acceptable for the price for run'o'the'mill edging or patterning bits. I
have their solid carbide up spiral bits in 1/4 and 1/2" sizes and they cut
I have their (Woodline) straight bits. I have to push the wood much
harder than a comparable size Bosch bit, and they leave a ragged edge
when making dados. The Bosch leaves a clean cut.
Pounds on Wood wrote:
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