Router Bits From BladeNBits.com any Good ???


Does anyone have an opinion on any of the following bit suppliers?
bladesnbits.com pricecutter.com eagleamerica.com mlcs.com
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I've used MLCS for years, Reasonable quality compared to the top dog bits, and the price is not too bad.
I rather expect that the same manufacturer may produce some of the bits for all of those you mentioned.
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Usually get what you pay for. I've used cheap bits with much success when I wanted a particular shape for little use. When I want a quality bit that will be used over and over, I get Infinity www.infinitytools.com or Whiteside many sources including www.routerbits.com I've also used the bits from Lee Valley with good results.
When I wanted to make a keyhole, I bought a cheaper bit as I've made a total of three cuts with in so far. But my roundover and often used straight cutting bits, I buy the good ones. Last longer, cut smoother, longer work area.
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eagleamerica.com mlcs.com <<
The odd man out here is Eagle. They make most of their own bits here in the USA (from what I got from their last mailing to me) and they are comparable to some of the better bits in performance and cost almost as much, too.
The others are from a Taiwanese company whose name escapes me this morning, but the Jointech headquarters is here in San Antonio, and one of the owners buys a line from the same guys. They are good bits to be used exactly as Ed pointed out.
Their carbide is thinner, every once in a while you get a bad bit... but look at the price. It becomes a trade off. I buy from MLCS (same Taiwanese manufacturer as the rest) and use the bits until they are dull and throw them away. When you buy a set they are really cheap, and I get about 80% of the life out of the bits that I get with my Jesada and Whiteside for about 50% of the cost.
MLCS is great about standing behind their product, but I have no experience with the other companies. With promo sets from MLCS the bit cost even gets as low as around $3 a bit... when they are dull, toss 'em.
Robert
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Thanks to all for the info, you guys are much needed help so thanks again.
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