What's happened to the writers in this group? Years ago a question would
get some thoughtful opinion without bitterness and/or personal attacks or
ridicule. That's all I see in this group now.
I know it probably doesn't matter but I'm not rolling in money and I'm
not a novice woodworker. I've been making furniture for our house for ~25
years. I have the basic tools, nothing fancy, and make do most of the
I wanted some honest opinons. For those of you who gave them thanks.
For the others, well I'm glad that your so much superior and better than
me. I wish you well.
I'll think twice about another post in this group.
Sadly I'm gone.
that's ass backwards thinking. decide what you want to build, then
figure out what tools you need to build it. then go get the ones on
the list you don't have yet.
if the set was free having a bunch of unused ones sitting around would
just be wasted space, but if you have to pay for them, then they are
both wasted space _and_ wasted money. and being cheapo bits, the ones
you do use will do a lousy job and wear out quickly.
Have you never cut a piece of wood and after doing a round-over wondered how
it would look with a different size? Or a contour instead of a roundover?
You either have limited imagination, or have an absolute perfect mind for
OK, they are not the best quality bits, but having a few extras is not such
a big waste of space.
I'm really happy for you that you can start a project and never make a
change. I waste a lot of time doing things like that.
I have about a dozen or so MLCS bits and a few shaper
cutters as well. They are medium duty and not bad for
That said, I just ordered a bunch of Whiteside bits from
Hartville since they have 20% off this month. The price
difference is not that great, so why not get a quality bit
if you can.
BTW, they also have a starter bit set in their closeout
section for around $60 (1/4, not Whiteside).
In my short tenure thus far making chips and dust as well as mechanicing on
the vehicles or anything else that requires the use of tools I've always
bought what I need when I need it. Course I don't have a huge shop with lots
of storage space. Check-book ain't all that big either. I will splurge once
in awhile when that "too good to pass up" deal comes along (which isn't
often) if I have the spare cash and I know it's something I will use. I
really do not need any more cheap tools. I need stuff that lasts. Besides...
you can buy more stuff if you're not busy buying stuff to replace the stuff
that wasn't good stuff ;-)
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