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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-20-2019, 11:56 PM
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I'm a buy the good stuff as you need it guy. Freud sells in Home Depot and many of the common bits are there waiting for you to rescue them and put them to work. The more complex bits, such as door making kits, I prefer to buy either direct from Freud online, or to get from another maker--my favorite alternative is Sommerfeldtools.com. I also suggest you look up Marc Sommerfeld's videos on YouTube. He is a pretty skilled cabinet maker and his how to videos show really good technique using fairly simple methods. I think there are about a doqen of them now. You can get a video downloader app and save them to your computer for rpeat viewing. I often review them when making something because it's easy to forget the details.

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Got the official word from Freud:

We do sell our solid carbide spiral bits in round plastic tubes, but it should have a label on the tube identifying it as a Freud product. There also should be an etching on the shank with our item number. If you don’t see a label on the tube, please send me a photo and I will let you know if it looks like the correct package – it is possible the label was removed.

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Cliff - Thank you for the info. I sent the bit back for refund, I didn't take a picture before I did. There was no Freud logo or item number on the shank.

The Wall Street Journal reported last week Amazon has been lax monitoring the items sold on their website. Perhaps I was just the lucky one to receive one of the non-authentic product.
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In many cases Amazon is simply providing the venue for people to sell things, somewhat like ebay does except ebay does it in an auction format. It therefore often takes the seller's word for authenticity and only reacts once complaints come in. Most of the sellers are reliable companies that have been in business for a while but there are scammers on there too.

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