Goin' with Leon on that one. I use a lot of router bits up. I throw
them away when they are used or too dirty and gunked up. So I use the
MLCS bits and just toss them when I am through.
For my better work, I use better bits.
But for production, how much longer does a Whiteside last than an MLCS
in constant use? Especially in light of the fact that it costs 2X, or
3X more than an MLCS? And if Maloof is using the roundover bits for
the splats, uprights, legs, rockers etc. there is not comparison with
the upper end home bits like CMT and Whiteside, Amana, etc. You can
cut a deal with MLCS that you won't believe on bulk purchases.
Would you want a $25 an hour student to stand and clean an expensive
bit and touch up sharpen for 15 minutes or so every hard 15 minutes of
use, or would you want them to use the crap out of a $4 bit and toss
it, then put a new fresh bit in for the next round?
I can see how Mr. Maloof would be swayed...