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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-20-2019, 06:49 AM Thread Starter
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I purchased a Freud down spiral router bit (76-102) along with two other Freud bits from Amazon. This bit came in a polyethylene tube with no Freud logo anywhere while the other two came in typical Freud red and black package in hard octagonal plastic package. I thought all Freud bit came in Freud package, this down spiral bit in polyethylene tube looks fake or "wannabe Freud". Does anyone have similar experience?
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Welcome to the forum, Kitty! Add your first name to your profile to clear the N/a in the side panel.

All of my Freud bits came in the red/black hard plastic case you mentioned. Does the suspect bit have the Freud logo on the shank? Not that that can't be duplicated but is it the same intensity, color, shape, size, etc. as your other bits?

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No Freud logo on the shank ... looks very suspicious.
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So go back to Amazon and check the order. If it isn't by Freud then send it back. What I see for that bit is:


Freud 1/4" (Dia.) Down Spiral Bit with 1/4" Shank (76-102)
by Freud
4.2 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews
List Price: $27.90
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Of course my shipping may be different as I'm a Prime member


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Welcome to the Router Forums Kitty. If it is Freud it should have the logo on the shank. I do know that on some of their solid carbide bits it is harder to see the logo, normally the logo is a lighter color and I have noticed some are really hard to make out without the light reflecting just right. Might have to do with the power of the laser used to burn the logo.

Still sounds strange because of the packaging.

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Welcome to the forum. I have never gotten any Freud bits on Amazon. All of mine came in Freud cases and have Freud on them.
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Most Freud bits I have bought have come in the typical box, but some have come with other packaging. I looked up this particular bit on the Amazon site and found the following, which makes me think it might be authentic. The product dimensions are the dimensions of the shipping container. Those shipped in the usual container show a Product Dimensions of, for example
2 x 3 x 5 inches.


Part Number 76-102
Item Weight 0.96 ounces
Product Dimensions 3.9 x 0.8 x 0.8 inches
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Item model number 76-102
Size Pack of 1
Style 1/4-Inch Diameter 2-Flute Down Spiral Router Bit with 1/4-Inch Shank
Material Carbide
Item Package Quantity 1

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...methinks your Freud is a Fraud...

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Thanks to everyone responded. I decided to return the bit since I don't see any logo on the package or on the shank. Nickp - I had to smile, "your Freud is a Fraud".
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I returned some Easy Wood Tools carbide cutters that I ordered the wrong size. The two cutters were stapled together and when Amazon got them back they only credited me for one. I have had similar "accounting" errors from Amazon two other times. So if they do not credit you properly let them know.

Personally I am not a fan of "sets'. There are many companies that sell sets of router bits. If you think you will use them all it is a good deal. If you do not use half of the bits then you would be better off to buy just the bits you need.
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