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Has anyone tried Trend bits??????????? I received this add from Peachtree today and the prices look very tempting.

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Has anyone tried Trend bits??????????? I received this add from Peachtree today and the prices look very tempting.

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"Act fast, limited quantities . If an item becomes oversold and no longer available,the item will be removed from your order at time of processing. Sorry no rain checks or backorders."

Sounds like a good deal, Dick. If you need any of those particular bits, don't think you can go to far wrong at that price. Don't think to long on it!

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I've got a lot of Trend router bits. Some I have bought but I picked up a whole load when I bought up the contents of a workshop from an old guy who was giving up due to infirmity - most had never been used. I have been really pleased with them all and would not hesitiate to buy them if I'm looking for quality. On the odd time I needed a bit for a one-off job I've bought cheaper bits and they have done the job.
Trend is a big supplier in the UK and all the major outlets stock them.
If the price is right for you I don't think you will be dissapointed.
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I've got a lot of Trend router bits. Some I have bought but I picked up a whole load when I bought up the contents of a workshop from an old guy who was giving up due to infirmity - most had never been used. I have been really pleased with them all and would not hesitiate to buy them if I'm looking for quality. On the odd time I needed a bit for a one-off job I've bought cheaper bits and they have done the job.
Trend is a big supplier in the UK and all the major outlets stock them.
If the price is right for you I don't think you will be dissapointed.
I have heard that so many times, that someone has bought items from someone who can not work any longer so they are selling off all of their tools and the buyer finds that many items have not been used at all, this is one of the reasons that I say 'do not buy cutters that you have no use for as it is easy to look at an item in a shop or a catalog and say that you would like to own it but if you don't have a plan for the tool then it is just one more paper weight laying around the workshop' N
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I have heard that so many times, that someone has bought items from someone who can not work any longer so they are selling off all of their tools and the buyer finds that many items have not been used at all, this is one of the reasons that I say 'do not buy cutters that you have no use for as it is easy to look at an item in a shop or a catalog and say that you would like to own it but if you don't have a plan for the tool then it is just one more paper weight laying around the workshop' N
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Are you suggesting that being practical in our tool purchases should be part of our decision making process. Just kidding of course and you right, but it just so easy to see something that looks neat and probably is to some extent and we buy it and park it and as you say it becomes just another paper weight. But that itch to buy a new tool sometimes can become irresistible, does that sound familiar to anybody?

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I have heard that so many times, that someone has bought items from someone who can not work any longer so they are selling off all of their tools and the buyer finds that many items have not been used at all, this is one of the reasons that I say 'do not buy cutters that you have no use for as it is easy to look at an item in a shop or a catalog and say that you would like to own it but if you don't have a plan for the tool then it is just one more paper weight laying around the workshop' N
I think you have raised a worthwhile point. One of the problems is buying router cutters in a set - it is very likely there will be ones you never get to use. Personally I tend to think long and hard about tool purchase and try not to impulse buy and this works fairly well. However as I get a little older and my tool collection has grown I have on a couple of occasions forgotten I've already got something and bought it again (fortunately nothing expensive) - I'm putting this down to age and memory loss!
I'm a member of a woodturning club and every now and then, when one of the members passes away, their tools are brought along to the club, at the request of the widow, to sell to members. At first I thought this was such a sad thing but now I realise at least someone will get good use out of them and the widow gets some (often needed) cash rather than them being left to rust.
I discussed this with my neighbour who is a very skilled engineer and builds model steam locomotives. He has a very well equiped workshop. When he asked his wife what she would do with all his machinery and tools if he died she said she wouldn't bother with the hassle of selling - it could all go to the tip! Ouch!
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Are you suggesting that being practical in our tool purchases should be part of our decision making process. Just kidding of course and you right, but it just so easy to see something that looks neat and probably is to some extent and we buy it and park it and as you say it becomes just another paper weight. But that itch to buy a new tool sometimes can become irresistible, does that sound familiar to anybody?

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Sorry Jerry I was talking about the other guy, the one that had bought the cutters and then never used them, if I got/get the chance to pick up unused cutters second hand then I would also buy them but the guy who bought them and then never used them, what did he buy them for in the first place? N
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but the guy who bought them and then never used them, what did he buy them for in the first place? N
collector/hoarder....
or like the really really poor housekeeper that that has more cleaning supplies than can be believed...

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