My thoughts of all in one sets:
sets are good, if you get a complete set.
there is a possiblity out of thirty bits you'll use 30% of them, and you'll
need 2x or 3x of what you get of those types of bits you do use. a big one.
If there cheesy, you may be better off in the first place buying better
specific sets. You don't need to buy big sets from big names. There are
somes types you definetely need all sizes! You could think of your nexrt
project. You think 30 is a lot, until you need it. 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 for
sure, say straight bits. You could start one small set at a time with a
full set of all sizes: straight, oggee, roundover, beading set, rabett, &
other great likea rail and stile panel set. You won't get a full set of any
of those. Then what do you do? Count 'em. You will be lucky if you can
get through your first project with an all in one set. And you won't be able
to do some stuff all together. Changes abound. Look at the set and see
what sizes of each of these you do get! 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4" of
anything, not! its a grab bag You might get grabbed! A panel set is an
awesome thing to have. Expensive. Nothing like it in an all in one set.
Nothing you can use. I have a good Ti 26 pce set, but DON'T have a lot. A
total hit and miss. But there good, so I'm happy. I want to buy a set of
undersized plywood bits, not one. all undersized by the same amount, and in
3 sizes. No such tyhing in a big set. No tight plywood dado joints. Think
abou tthat, righ toff the bat; no tight joints, no panels, hit and miss
profile of any kind or size, and tons of crap.
Alternative, get an all in one, and deal with it, and fill in if you need it
in the future. But you'll have to buy sets in the future, so you'll
duplicate everything you bought in the first place. Its the things you'll
need once in a blue moon that you get lots of in an all in one set