CMT 841.880.11 = $79.00
Carbitool TC16 B 1/2 = $59.00
Huhao 6201 = $18.00
Carbitools is a good MELBOURNE company and as an Australian Citizens I bought quite a few bits from them. I also bought the 10pc Brass template guide bushings and universal template guide from them.
Carbitools bits and saws can be returned for resharpening and they also can make bits to your specs.
They also resell imported quality T-cut router bits sets for Handyman use.
One of my church member a migrant from China works there and was paid DECENT Australian wages to work on precision CNC lathes and CNC laser cutters.
I have never bought any CMT because I do not like their METRICATED design.
CMT makes saws with 100% 30mm bore (+ washers) and 250mm diameter (instead of 254mm) when I need 5/8" or 1" bore and 10" diameter (254mm) blades. If I buy ITALIAN metricated blade I will instantly have reduced depth of cut.
I had also wanted to buy their COOKTOP jig but it was designed for 30mm guide bush and 12mm router bits YET their do not sell nor supply 30mm guide bush or a 12mm router bits with them in Australia. If I buy one from UK, I can get a 30mm guide bush bundled and use standard 1/2" router bits.
So buying LOCAL has advantages.
I used to buy Vermont American circular blades until Bosch bought their company and destroyed their brand. Bosch also bought Skil and decided to sack all American workers by selling Skil to a China based company and letting the china company do that dirty job for them.
And yet so many American Router Forum members are pushing Bosch. WHY?