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Okay, this note is for all those folks who nagged and nagged and browbeat and hassled and pestered me into buying a Bosch Colt. So I've got one coming, should be here tomorrow but ya know what gang?.....I don't have a 1/4" bit to my name!!
So, suggestions please about a basic set at a reasonable price. I am NOT a big buyer of "sets" of anything (maybe teeth) but there are some exceptions out there. You'all can save me a little time so I don't have to prowl every website to find some bits.
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I've had great success (Borat jokes and all) with the HF kit. May only be C2, but should do you fairly well for a starter.

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I would go to Lowes and buy a set from them. I found out from recent experience that if you want or need to replace anything, you have 30 days to do it and it doesn't matter what the reason. No questions asked. Their prices are good too. They have some decent sets. You should have a straight bit for mortices and such, a template bit (straight w/bearing), a round over or 2 (differant sizes), a fancy roman ogee or similar although you can get quite a ways through life without it, a slot cutter (appreciated when you make a table and don't want to spend $20 on T-track).
These are the most important to me at the time (as a biginner). Most available sets they have will last you quite a while and allow many operations.

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Note the color, one in the same as BusyBee sells in CD.

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Okay, this note is for all those folks who nagged and nagged and browbeat and hassled and pestered me into buying a Bosch Colt. So I've got one coming, should be here tomorrow but ya know what gang?.....I don't have a 1/4" bit to my name!!
So, suggestions please about a basic set at a reasonable price. I am NOT a big buyer of "sets" of anything (maybe teeth) but there are some exceptions out there. You'all can save me a little time so I don't have to prowl every website to find some bits.
I await your collective wisdom.
Hi Warren, congratulations on your acquisition
You might take a look at this one.
30 pc 1/4" Shank Router Bit Set - eBay (item 130370484632 end time Mar-28-10 20:33:29 PDT)
Will run about 50 bucks with the shipping and I don't know what, or if, you want any profiles but the guy is pretty good to deal with and I have had pretty good luck with his stuff.
If you just want to buy piecemeal, try MLCS. With no shipping involved, that is the way I'd go.
http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops...bit.html:yes4:

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Wow John. Thats an awesome set for the money.
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Wow John. Thats an awesome set for the money.
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John, that does look like a nice set off of ebay. Have you purchased from that seller before?
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John, that does look like a nice set off of ebay. Have you purchased from that seller before?
Several times, as have seral other members. You can ask around but I haven't heard anything bad about Super Carbide Tools, much less experienced anything. I've even emailed him after ordering to add to or change orders with no problems at all.
In a sense, you still get what you pay for, they are not Whitesides or CMT's but they seem to wear well and are accurate.

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Thank you gents, that's just the help I needed. Before I go to the Ebay guy I am going to run to the HFreight store just to take a look. This winter I am near one (have never been around one before) and it is fun to go look at the stuff. I bought some clamps and other small items and a compound sliding miter saw for $99! Thats right...$99 and it was dead ON when I unpacked it and set it up! I'll do a report on it one of these days. For $99 I don't know how you can beat it.
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