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I recently got introduced to 1/2" Freud router bits...unknowingly I had been using some of there Diablo brand from HD but they are 1/4 shank. I recently tried my hand at making cabinets and upgraded my router to one that accepts 1/2" shank. After an epic fail with some cheap no brand bits I tried Freud rail and stile bit. I placed an order with Amazon earlier this week when one of my bits arrived it was not the red I am use to seeing. Is this bit legit? It came in a white box with with a white sticker on the outside that says the item number (85-362) but no plastic packaging. The bit has Freud on the shank but the cutting edge is not red.

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That is a good question, Henry. I would like to know the answer my self.

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does it say where it was made???
Freud is red... Italy..
Gold is Gerber... china..

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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does it say where it was made???
Freud is red...
Gold is Gerber...
Stick486 - Will it say on the bit somewhere? I think I may have gotten scammed...lol. I looked in my catalog and it does not look right and what is the plastic piece? Attached is what I received. I cant see how this is legit.
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That is a good question, Henry. I would like to know the answer my self.
hawkeye10 - I am new to their bits but the packaging alone makes me think I have an issue . Only think I can think is they have not always been red...lol.
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hawkeye10 - I am new to their bits but the packaging alone makes me think I have an issue . Only think I can think is they have not always been red...lol.

Henry, this is where I buy most of my bits. They carry Whiteside made in the USA and shipping is free. If you want just one bit that is okay.

https://www.hartvilletool.com/

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I have never bought a freud bit with that protective coating on it, have other brands that had it.
If it was me I would call freud and ask them, just cause i would want to know. It is possible they are package that way, for a bulk shipment.
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time to call Freud...
I have bought 1,000's of their bits and have never seen them come packaged that way nor coated...

Freud 85-362 3/8" Radius Solid Surface Round Over Router Bit (1/2" Shank)
https://www.acetool.com/Freud-85-362...fre-85-362.htm
https://www.amazon.com/Freud-Radius-.../dp/B001J9I7CE

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Henry, this is where I buy most of my bits. They carry Whiteside made in the USA and shipping is free. If you want just one bit that is okay.

https://www.hartvilletool.com/
hawkeye10 - Thanks I recently found them as well. I ordered from Amazon because it was Prime shipping and I wanted to finish the cabinets doors this weekend. I have a few more bits I plan on purchasing so I will keep them in mind when I place my next order. I think I saw a new router fence on there I might want to buy when I was searching the other day. Free shipping is always great!

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I have never bought a freud bit with that protective coating on it, have other brands that had it.
If it was me I would call freud and ask them, just cause i would want to know. It is possible they are package that way, for a bulk shipment.
Semipro - I will just send it back tomorrow.

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time to call Freud...
I have bought 1,000's of their bits and have never seen them come packaged that way nor coated...

Freud 85-362 3/8" Radius Solid Surface Round Over Router Bit (1/2" Shank)
https://www.acetool.com/Freud-85-362...fre-85-362.htm
https://www.amazon.com/Freud-Radius-.../dp/B001J9I7CE
Stick486 - I think this may be a case where the picture is not what they are selling...lol. The Amazon link you sent is the exact same place I purchased from on Valentines Day...lol. This will be going back pronto! I want to see the plastic box and the red color...lol. The other two bits I brought from a third party seller on Amazon arrived just fine. They sold me the rail and stile set. I may just stick with them or the Hartvilltool site that has the free shipping .

Thanks everyone for the input! So much for finishing the cabinet doors and drawer fronts tomorrow. I may just use the finger pull door bit and call it a day. I will try to call Freud tomorrow and keep you guys posted on what they say.
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FWIW..
there are threads on counterfeit goods here and on other forums that came through Amazon...
seems some of their 3rd party sellers are a bit shady..

http://www.routerforums.com/tools-wo...scanner-v.html

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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"SNORK Mountain Congressional Library and Taxidermy”

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