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Hello!,

I am very eager to hear if anyone has had experience with either of these router sets or individual bits:

https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B000HDT...v_ov_lig_dp_it

https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00KZM2...v_ov_lig_dp_it

I know the Yonico brand is fairly popular but are these new Neiko ones on par with Yonico or inferior?.

Always apreciate anyone chiming in, Kind regards - Eager Beaver
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I have bought a few Yonko bits from -

https://www.precisionbits.com

and I found then good value for what I wanted, however I don't recommend those types of sets, you buy far too many bits that you may never use, just buy the ones you have a use for, buys the best ones you can afford, fewer quality bits that you use, are better than a pile you may never use. N
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I have bought a few Yonko bits from -

https://www.precisionbits.com

and I found then good value for what I wanted, however I don't recommend those types of sets, you buy far too many bits that you may never use, just buy the ones you have a use for, buys the best ones you can afford, fewer quality bits that you use, are better than a pile you may never use. N
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Did you get them off Amazon or direct from PrecisionBits?.
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Hello Sam, I have purchased around 30 Yonico bits off Amazon and they have performed well for me as a casual user. The only sets that I've purchased are the round-overs in both 1/4" and 1/2" shank. Otherwise, I just buy individual bits as I need them. I noticed that one of the sets you posted is 1/4" shank and the other is 1/2" shank. Are you intending on buying both sets? If so, I think you're buying way more bits than you'll use, but that is for you to decide. If you have a router with a 1/2" collet, you may regret it if you buy only the Yonico set with the 1/4" shank.
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I agree withNevillle9999 many bits you will never use. Personal preference is 1/2" shaft instead of 1/4" shaft. You may want to buy a few types of bits you know that you will use (Flush Trim Bit, Straight bit, Rabbeting bits with multiple bearings) and start from there.
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It would be one heck of a deal if they were any good . I buy Freud bits individually,as I’ve had great success with them .
I bought a set of generic router bits at Canadian Tire way back in the day , and on mdf I got about six inches of round off till it began smoking.
Just saying that that was it for me and kits , but I have no experience with the ones your looking at

These guys make a good point regarding shaft size . I prefer the 1/2” shaft also , as I’ve had a 1/4” one bend
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I'm a Freud fan, and prefer individual bits. Have a Yonico mortising bit on 1/4 shaft. It works fine, but gets very little use. For door sets, I have three sets of Sommerfeld matched bits, but think I'd be just as happy with Freud's matched bit sets. I don't think sets are much of a bargain for a casual user.
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I've only purchased a set of 4 trim bits. All of my other bits I purchased as needed. Admittedly, I did buy a few simply because they were on sale. I guess I've tried 5 or 6 manufacturers. I've settled on Whiteside. Their bits aren't cheap but they have performed the best for me of those that I've tried.

I only have one 1/4" bit. It's a 1/8" round over. When I use it I have to change the collet. Not a big deal to do but all of my other bits are 1/2" shank. The 1/2" bits have more mass behind them and, overall, I think they cut better and faster than 1/4". Now, I only have a full size router (Bosch 1617). If I had a trim router then I'd need more 1/4" bits.

If you are just starting out, have little to no experience with routing but expect to do varied woodworking projects in the future, a set with the most of the common bits could be a good way to start. I probably have around 30 or so bits some of which I only used on one project. By buying a large set of bits, over time you will learn which ones you really use often. Once you do you can invest in a higher quality bit. When you do you will most like see the difference between the inexpensive bit from the set and a higher quality bit. Had I started out with an inexpensive set, I believe that my total investment in bits would be less than I spent so far. Just my opinion.
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Lots of good advice given here. I was going to buy a set like you. Luckily i joined this forum and only buy the bits that i need in 1/2", but I have a big router. It all depends on your projects, but i try to buy better quality bits in the profiles that will get used a lot.
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I have a full set of Yanico bits, I have been very pleased with them. Yes there are bits that you most likely not use, but If I need that odd ball bit, it's there. As often as I use my router, I find that they meet my needs.

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