While of the opinion that cheap versions of supposedly precision cutting tools just don't cut the mustard so to speak, having a set of many different types is useful for occasional use. Better to have a cheap 3/8" ogee than none at all for a small job. But I expect to fork out for good branded stuff for the regularly used bits (i.e. a couple of straights, a good trimmer etc)
Anyway, few weeks ago I bought a 30 piece, 1/2" set from Silverline (at you local indy tool shop), for £50, which seemed reasonable at the time.
Total, utter crap. Nearly all the bearing guided ones (half the set) where unusable, with the bearings ~0.3mm off centre. Some also had cutting edges decidedly non-centric. Some of the bearings where also tiny (about 7mm dia), much smaller then I've see on other sets. So they got sent back.
So any experiences of decent (ish) cutter sets?
I note quite a few 35pc sets in aluminium cases go through ebay for £35-£45, anyone tried these?