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I took the 'plunge' and ended up getting the Bosch 1617EVSPK combo from Amazon. Now I'm looking at bit kits. I have a bid in for a cheap starter set on Ebay. I figure these will give me a variety of bits to check out. My first project is to chamfer or round the corners on all my deck posts. I might buy a separate better quality bit for this since there is a lot of footage to be routed (400 feet) and it is treated wood. See ya!
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That will be a heck of a way to break it in , You will be makin sawdust, just be careful not to take to huge a bite since it sounds like this will be freehand type of work .....

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I took the 'plunge' and ended up getting the Bosch 1617EVSPK combo from Amazon. Now I'm looking at bit kits. I have a bid in for a cheap starter set on Ebay. I figure these will give me a variety of bits to check out. My first project is to chamfer or round the corners on all my deck posts. I might buy a separate better quality bit for this since there is a lot of footage to be routed (400 feet) and it is treated wood. See ya!
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I took the 'plunge' and ended up getting the Bosch 1617EVSPK combo from Amazon. Now I'm looking at bit kits. I have a bid in for a cheap starter set on Ebay. I figure these will give me a variety of bits to check out. My first project is to chamfer or round the corners on all my deck posts. I might buy a separate better quality bit for this since there is a lot of footage to be routed (400 feet) and it is treated wood. See ya!
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At times during the year, MLCS has sold damaged cases of their 66 bits. It has been recommended to me, but I started out with some others, and have just been replacing bits (or adding specialties not normally in a kit) as needed.
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I took the 'plunge' and ended up getting the Bosch 1617EVSPK combo from Amazon. Now I'm looking at bit kits. I have a bid in for a cheap starter set on Ebay. I figure these will give me a variety of bits to check out. My first project is to chamfer or round the corners on all my deck posts. I might buy a separate better quality bit for this since there is a lot of footage to be routed (400 feet) and it is treated wood. See ya!
I can see you're getting and taking the "plunge" , by taking the router and getting on the router forum, welcome and happy to meet you.
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Thanks for the tips and advice everyone. And the warm welcome. Looking forward to hanging out here.
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I ended up getting this 1/2 shank bit set off Ebay.
from UnlimitedTools

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...K%3AMEWNX%3AIT

I figured I'd take the advice of some on the forum and start with a cheap variety set, then upgrade the ones I use more frequently one at a time. $30-40 for 1 good quality bit is a lot of money for a hobbyist. Anyhow, I hope these get me going.

Thanks, have a good day!
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I ended up getting an assorted set of router bits on Ebay from UnlimitedTools. This is a cheap starter set of 50 1/2" shank bits for $63. I plan on taking the advice of a few forum members and using these to get familar with the different bits, see which ones I use the most, and eventually replace the most used ones with better quality bits. At this time, $30-40 for a single good quality bit is expensive for a hobbyist.

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