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Default A great starter kit

and the U.S. price is only $36.99


https://www.banggood.com/35pcs-14-In...r_warehouse=CN
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no thanks...
look to be knock offs ans magnified bits show crappy brazing...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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@Stick486 ,
For the benefit of my untrained eyes (and primary user of comparable Chinese bits), could you post an image indicating where the brazing is shoddy? I have no standard of comparison, but would like to be better informed.
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no thanks...
look to be knock offs ans magnified bits show crappy brazing...
Funny you said that, stick. After I went to the site and I couldn't read any of the reviews (language barrier) something told me it wasn't for me and closed that tab. I wanted to know who made them, and there was no details on who/where they were made from.

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For the benefit of my untrained eyes (and primary user of comparable Chinese bits), could you post an image indicating where the brazing is shoddy? I have no standard of comparison, but would like to be better informed.
Thanks.
the shanks are pitted too...
one carbide appears to be chipped..
the brazing appears to be done by hand..
isn't Freud's color red??
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Stick, I reckon that you are nit-picking. The thread is about a STARTER kit for beginners who don't yet know what bits to buy. This kit gives a great selection and when the purchaser realises which bits he/she is using on a regular basis, then quality replacements can be purchased. Included in my more than 100 router bits are many el-cheapo's, bought with the above intention but with few exceptions they have proved to work well
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Stick, I reckon that you are nit-picking.
nope..
safety hazard...
I went through a failed brazing on an MCLS bit...
IIRC, reconstructive surgery was around 8,000$...
so why gamble..
it could have been an eye or a juggler instead of an ear...
that 8K sure could have bought a lot of quality bits...
EOS...

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I don't have a single cheapo bit in my kit. Something spinning at 22,000 RPM needs to be of unquestioned quality. I've pretty much bought bits and purpose-built (door) sets as I needed them.

The more I do, the less I accomplish.
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Oddly they are $61 Canadian and they ship from a Canadian Warehouse. Someone needs to point out to Banggood what the exchange rate is. $36 US should be about $45-50 Canadian. Any bit can fall apart but the cheap ones may be more likely to.

Stick, as far as the brazing being done by hand, have a look at the 3 minute mark of this tour of the Whiteside factory making their bits.

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I have never bought a set of bits, most of them would wind up never used. Have bought one or two cheap Chines bits off of evilBay, just to see if they were the type I wanted, then bought a good one (I'd rather spend $2 on a throwaway, then spend a bunch more on a decent bit I would never use). I buy bits when I need them, so now I have a grand total of 5 bits - 3 flush trim bits in different sizes, a round over bit, and a 45 degree bit - and normally only use the 1/2" flush trim bit. No, wait, I think I have a new 1/2" in reserve, for if my present one goes kablooey, saves me from a quick trip to buy one.

Not many, compared to most of you guys, but it meets my needs, for what I do, and how I do it.
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