Okay, many of you know that woodcraft is having their 5 dollar bit
sale. i bought one and have about 8 other bits on hold. but, are
these bits worth it? i mean for 5 bucks i think they are worth it,
but are they any good? anyone have any experience with them? I was
thinking of just picking up one of each and a few more of the ones i
use a lot.
I just bought a Woodcraft 1/2" flush-trim bit about two months ago, and I'm
quite happy with it. Beautifully smooth, clean cuts in maple and cherry, and
in MDF when I used it to make table-saw inserts. I haven't had it long enough
to be able to comment on its durability, but I'm more than satisfied so far.
Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
Lessee, 9 x 5.00 = 45 bucks(plus tax). Yep, ya can't afford not to risk it.
These are "loss leaders" to get you into the store, so buy something else, too!
No affiliation. Tom >Subject:
Woodcraft Router Bits
On 10 Oct 2003 15:37:04 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.orgEDY (Tom) wrote:
Yeah i did buy other items as well. woodcraft is about an hour from
where i live, same for rockler. weird thing is, rockler and woodcraft
are only 30 minutes away from each other! sad. I live in skokie for
all you illinoisans.
I picked up the align it deluxe kit, power twist/pulley kit, and a
pals kit for my table saw. i think that ate into the router savings a
Put it this way, I already have 8-10 Woodcraft bits that I paid full
price for. I've been more than happy with them and would recommend
them at the normal price. I bought one of each of the $5 bits.
I also have CMT, Amana, Whiteside, Freud, and Carb-Tech. My CMT and
Whiteside bits are complex profiles, like rail and stile and panel
raising types. These are bits where precision and durability really
matter, especially considering the price.
I find Woodcraft, Amana, and Carb-Tech to be perfectly serviceable for
chamfering, rounding, etc...
I usually work with oak, ash, maple, and birch, along with plywood and
Try one out, if you don't like it, you're out $5. If you do, you can
hustle back and buy others.
So did I. Have not received them yet. For the money, if I get a few cuts
and they are junk, no big loss. However, if I find them to be as good as
stated, they will be a valued source for bits in the future. I've used
other brands and they were all more that $5.
If they are willing to gamble that I'll come back, I'm willing to gamble
that they are worth at least what I'm paying. For the price of all 10, you
can buy two cases of beer and look where that ends up.
On Fri, 10 Oct 2003 19:26:54 GMT, "A Dog Named Stain"
Why import when you can have Otter Creek, Harpoon, Magic Hat,
Ipswitch, Brooklyn, or many other fine USA micro brews?
Actually, I'm sipping a Boddington's Pub Ale as I write this, so I
My thought exactly. With all the outstanding microbrews
available on the market that need to be tried, who has time
for the brand name stuff.
Life is too short to drink waste it drinking cheap beer.
Mmmm - beeeeer. But, let's get serious - you wouldn't trust most anyone else
to make your raised panel doors, so would you trust just anyone to make your
beer? Of course not! Thus it only makes sense to brew your own. Best darn
beer you'll ever drink, and all of the satisfaction of having made it
yourself (sound familiar?).
The only problem is that I still have two weeks before I keg my latest
batches of homebrew (a Hefeweizen, an Oktoberfest, and a Porter), so I'm
stuck with the mass produced stuff :-( Oh, well, I'll make do :-) Those
choices listed are some of my favorites btw...
Remember how it was before you had any power tools? Just a hammer and a
crosscut saw? You probably would have bought raised panel doors at the
Borg! SWMBO hasn't green lighted any brewing equipment at this point.
(Lets see, biscuit jointer or bottle capper?) I guess I'll be buying my
beer at Food Lion for a while. (Care to trade a keg of beer for a half
dozed raised panel doors?)
I've done some brewing myself, but we have so many GREAT varieties
available locally, I usually buy it. Two of my buddies are excellent
brewers. I live 1.5 miles from a bar featuring 35-40 micros on tap at
any given time.
To bring this back to woodworking, one of the brewing, but
non-woodworking guys is currently restoring an antique wine press.
Guess who's making the replacement parts? He's paying me in home
in > To bring this back to woodworking, one of the brewing, but
Now THAT'S what I call a fair trade! An antique wine press - very cool
indeed. I'd be interested in seeing how that turns out. Please send us pics
when you're done!
Ya know, I wish I just had more time to devote to both of these great
hobbies... And I definitely agree with ya on there being a great selection
of the good stuff these days; it sure beats the heck out of what we had
available even only ten years ago...
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