and you don't even feel guilty.. eh...
Those look like an old set of Craftsman HSS bits that I had at one time there is a separate 1/4" shaft that has a threaded end and a hex hub. the cutters are interchangeable ,and the cutters are threaded on top for that pilot with the screwdriver slot in it in the far right of the back row. there are different pilot diam that go with the set. The instructions on the lid show exactly what I am talking about. The whole set is HSS,no carbide. I hope you didn't pay too much for them, It is not worth much for todays use those buts dull pretty fast and burn the wood from the heat.
If it wasn't included, this one might work, the cutter screws onto the threaded nub and the pilot screws into the cutter.
Well aware of the difference between carbide and HSS materials - the clamps were the real buy here, especially the two Besseys. But I will use the nearly new bits at some point, maybe on softwoods only.Agree on the HSS. I have two sets of those; one I purchased when I started wood working in the 80s, and one was my fathers. Today I only use carbide bits and think I continue to hold onto these HSS versions thinking ‘maybe someday one of these will come in handy’.
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Thanks Charley - it was a good find and I have two Bessey clamps I would otherwise never likely own.Never mind the router bits. Look at the great clamps that he got too. They alone are worth way more than $20. If only one use is made of the router bits, he got a great deal anyway.
They’re pretty rare here too - gotta keep a Regular check on CL to catch ‘em when they come up. Bought used saws (TS, bandsaw), including three 50’s/60’s DeWalt radial arm saws, on the local CL - really rare to see around here but got great deals on them all. Just find items in good condition is hard enough. Plenty of junk being offered...Nicely done. For some reason those types of sales never happen when I'm around. ��
I have that set! Herb is correct-- I bought those in the '70's and still have them. I actually used one a month or so ago and -- boy, did it burn! Luckily, it was just a fun project. I guess I'm just sentimental...Those look like an old set of Craftsman HSS bits that I had at one time
I have the exact same set. I bought them with my first router. I know they're still around somewhere, buried in the mist of time past. How things have changed.I have that set! Herb is correct-- I bought those in the '70's and still have them. I actually used one a month or so ago and -- boy, did it burn! Luckily, it was just a fun project. I guess I'm just sentimental...