Does anyone use MLCS bits? I have used frued and rockler bits in1/4 shank. I
just bought a dewalt dw621 and want to start getting some 1/2 shank bits.I
have checked pricing per bit from frued,rockler,mlcs.cmt and a few others.
They all seem to be close. MLCS has a set of 66 bits for 189.95. I started
pricing this set indivdually and its at about 1000.00. Has anyone used this
set. Are you happy with it.
I have some MLCS bits and have had generally good luck with them. They are
not quite as good as the Jesada or CMT bits I own but are good enough that
they're a good comprimise between quality and price, I'll buy more.
The quality of MLCS router bit sets have been discussed many times in the past.
The previous discussions includes comments from a MLCS representative.
Buffalo, NY - USA
FYI, I purchased the smallest set, the price being what it is, despite
all the advice on the wreck to not purchase sets.
The bits are all perfectly functional. My understanding of MLCS bits
is that they aren't going to wear as long as the highest end bits (and
that is not including their Katana line).
The down side was that typically, for template and straight bit
purposes, my general desired length of carbide would be > 3/4", say,
1". The MLCS in my set are usually 3/4". So I ended up purchasing new
bits for this type use anyway.
I have the set you mention - got it in January. Quite happy with it, so far.
I've used maybe a dozen bits from the set. They have all performed just fine.
Given the <3$ per bit pricing...I'm quite pleased. It should keep me busy
for quite a while :>
I'm told they are not the same quality as other makers...but I cannot tell
the difference between them and the Freud and CMT bits I own. When I've used
a bit often enough to wear it out, maybe I'll buy a high-end bit. maybe.
I got the "Milennium Set" (66 piece set you mention) on sale from MLCS for
$119.95. At that price per bit I couldn't pass it up, as I had no other
router bits at the time. It is a great starter set. I usually woodwork on
the weekends and only bring out the router on occasion, so this set is fine
with me. Those that use the router more often might prefer something
differnet (more $), for greater wear, better performance, etc. This is all
stuff I wouldn't be able to tell in my limited usage. So for my usage of
the bits...yes, this is a great set.
I've been VERY happy with MLCS. Don't overlook the fact that shipping
costs are non-existant, and if I place an order today, I usually see
the bit in the mailbox two days from now. I only had one instance that
the shipping was slow, but usually, they're lighning fast!
The bits have been just as high a quality as any I've purchased at the
home stores. If the job can wait 2 days, I'll opt for the less
expensive MLCS bit every time.
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