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that the same junk set you posted a while back???

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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that the same junk set you posted a while back???
yup..
https://www.banggood.com/35pcs-14-In...r_warehouse=CN

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How in the world can you make such a statement without actually having a set? Amongst my more than a hundred bits are some of those and they have all given perfect results, but apart from that, as I have often stated, start with a low cost set of bits and any that get used often,if not giving good results can be replaced with an expensive one.
Please realise that I started routing in 1974 and since retiring in 2000 'till about three years ago I spent most of my days in the shed, routers being my main tool.
For a beginner, a wide selection of bits is a good idea but for most it would be too expensive to buy so many expensive ones. I'm not attempting to be controversial, I'm just telling it from actual experience.

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Right now I have 6 router bits. Three flush trim bits in different sizes, plus one spare 1/2" fluh trim bit. Then 2 other bits, roundover, and something else - very seldom use either of these. When I think I need a new style of bit my usual practice is to get the cheapest version of that bit off of eBay. Then, if I like the bit, go find a higher quality version. I don't spend money on a lot of bits I won't use, or need. The bits I have now I have had a long time, all American made, and work well. The eBay bits get tossed when they bite the dust, which sometimes is awhile, but others not so long. Works for me.

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I have to agree with Harry asking how do you know they're junk Stick without having tried them? They certainly won't be first quality but that doesn't mean they aren't serviceable. I bought a set of cheapo bits from Canadian Tire and I've gotten pretty good service from them. I bought them years ago and I still haven't thrown the first one out yet. They do only see occasional use but if they were really poor quality several would have been thrown out by now. You have to remember that there is a difference between what is the best value in a production environment and what is okay in a young DIYer's situation.
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I'd never use the majority of those but even if I only used 15 of them, at $60Cdn, not a huge risk, economically speaking.
The thing that would stop me is that they're 1/4" shank. Already have a DIMAR set of 1/4" shanks.
https://www.kmstools.com/woodpeckers...r-bit-set-5362
I think I paid about $64Cdn...on sale.
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When I go to Harry's link it shows the bits as being 1/2" shank...

I suppose at an average cost of $1.68 each, it's a heck of a bargain compared to some of the Freud or Amana or some of the others...assuming similar quality...

There's also a Yonico 15-piece, 1/2" set for same money...wonder how that would compare...
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Still have my 12 pce starter kit from Bunnings..

As I find I am using one cutter more often, I upgrade to quality...

PS I do tend to amuse cutters....LOL
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Perhaps I am the odd one here but I have a minimal number of router bits each purchased for a specific purpose. As a result I go for the quality as I tend to build related projects. That is until I tire of that process and embark on another series, which generally leads to buying another bit. Then voila, one has enough bits to embark on something a bit more obtuse. Pun intended.
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