Router bits

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  1. jeff lam

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    I was brousing through previous messages for the basic bits I need for my new router and just wanted to make sure I'm getting the right stuff. I jumped on that Dewalt 621 reconditioned deal Amazon had so I will be getting the DW621 soon. This has 1/2" shank right?

    I know I need the 1/4" spiral upcut bit, should I get the 1/2" shank or 1/4" shank? I figure the 1/4" because it has a larger cutting area(1") part #5146.

    I'm also planning on getting the 15pc Aniv. kit in 1/2" shank, part #8377. Would this have everything I need to get started?
     
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    Jeff,

    For the spiral upcut, just get the 1/4" shank. Are you only planning on using the circle jig for building subs? Because if you plan on using it to build bookshelf speakers you'll also need a 1-1/4" diameter straight bit for doing the recesses with the Jasper Jig.

    Ummm, you didn't mention who you were planning on ordering these bits from so I can't look at the 15 piece set.

    Brian
     
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    Sorry,
    MLCS, they seem to be the talk around here and they also seem to be affordable. I looked at routerbits.com and their bits are over twice as much for the same type bit. why?
    No bookshelf speakers yet. Just the Sonosub and speaker stands for now. I want to use a 45º Chamfer bit for the base and top plate edges.
    http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops...s/set25yr.html
     
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    Jeff,
    Oh,OK that's better![​IMG] That looks like a good set to me. Price looks good too!
    Routerbits.com sells Whiteside bits. I one article I read, their straight bit beat out every other bit tested, in every category. So I imagine their build quality is why they are more expensive. I've used 3 of theirs and love them, but I've also bought from MLCS too. As a matter of fact, I'll probably use them quite a bit considering their prices are so good.
    If I get in a jam it's either the Viper bits at HD, or the Whiteside bits at my local WoodCraft store.
    Brian
     
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    I just used my MLCS bits last night, I'm making a pair of Adire 281s. They have free shipping and a satisfaction guarantee I believe. I'm happy so far.
     
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    I got the 25th anniverary set as well... zero complaints, they are very nice router bits, as far as I can tell.
     

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