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Default 1/2 or 1/4 shank on freud incra set?

To you incra people out there I have decided on the freud incra bit set and now should I get the 1/4 or 1/2 shank size and why?
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Generally 1/2" shanks are stronger than 1/4" shanks due to the extra thickness. They also tend to vibrate less due to the extra mass. I usually try to buy the 1/2" shanks if given a choice, but each size shank has it's place. After awhile you will end up with a mixture of 1/4" & 1/2" sized bits in your collection. If it's something like a 1/8" round over I will use a 1/4" shank bit & use it in my laminate trimmer.

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