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Default Freud Diablo Raised panel set.

In two weeks time I will be visiting the International Woodworking exhibition at Alexander Palace, in London, for about the 17th. year running.
Last year on the Freud stand they had a raised panel and stile set named Diablo on offer for 35:00 I looked at it at least six times, not beleiving it could be any good, anyhow, in the end I bought it.
Later last year I got a contract to make a full set of doors for a largish kitchen, 20 odd doors and 7 drawer fronts, here is the set on my very old home built table and some of the doors being finished, I used Rusting Plastic Coating.
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You know Derek I am using some of their saw blades one 12" and one 10" and I like them very much. OK I am no better at the $ (don't even have the other symbol) conversions than I was back when I visited your great country courtesy of the US Navy, than I am now. Ball park, what would it set me back? BTW would love to see a pic of the doors you have made.

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Yes we want to see the doors. You have big doors over there.
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Derek, I agree with you Freud bits really have good quality. They have also very good circular saw. I also like the Infinity bits and saws and specially the the knives they developed for DW735 Planner.
Does anybody have the opportunity to compare the Freud and Infinity bit quality?
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HI derek

You may want to think long and hard about that set of bit's, Freud makes great bits, but that set is a real tricky to setup,,for the R & P parts..unless you like to sand all day long to get the parts down to be flat with each other.

You may want to look at a matched set of bits,will make your job a lot essayer ...

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In two weeks time I will be visiting the International Woodworking exhibition at Alexander Palace, in London, for about the 17th. year running.
Last year on the Freud stand they had a raised panel and stile set named Diablo on offer for 35:00 I looked at it at least six times, not beleiving it could be any good, anyhow, in the end I bought it.
Later last year I got a contract to make a full set of doors for a largish kitchen, 20 odd doors and 7 drawer fronts, here is the set on my very old home built table and some of the doors being finished, I used Rusting Plastic Coating.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3335/...0b7891e1fc.jpg



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..unless you like to sand all day long to get the parts down to be flat with each other.
Bob,

Why do you say that? Once the bit height is set, what would cause the surfaces to not be coplanar?
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HI Charles

I have use that type of bit,,once you cut the cope, you must reset the bit to do the bead

That's when the error comes into place..

If you are off just little bit you are in for a lot work, or if you like making firewood... it's a great bit for that job...

The easy way is to use a matched set of bits, and not move the router up or down when you replace the bit......

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Why do you say that? Once the bit height is set, what would cause the surfaces to not be coplanar?



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I won't use anything but a matched set. And be careful just becasue a set may have two bits they may not be a matched set.

Bob is 100% correct once you have to change the bit height you are scre***.

Put a rubber grommet in the bottom of the router and drop in bit one and cut, then drop in bit two and cut. Perfect every time.

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Charles,
I have had no trouble with the setting up, and the finish is excellent, at my first setup I kept set up pieces so that each time I would have the same,
As for picutures, I am new here and have not got to grips with it, you will see a url that should have been a picture.
My price of 35 would be about $42, I think, at todays rate.
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Here goes another try to put in the pictures.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3218213890/" title="Picture 001 by derekwillis16 Enigma, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3335/3218213890_0b7891e1fc.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Picture 001" /></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3218216806/" title="Picture 002 by derekwillis16 Enigma, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3454/3218216806_9e87364645.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Picture 002" /></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3217368011/" title="Picture 001 by derekwillis16 Enigma, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3126/3217368011_de829231b9.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Picture 001" /></a>
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