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Offline bill-e

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Goon price on router bits on Amazon
« on: September 10, 2007, 10:05 AM »
I recently bought these Woodline bits.  Decent quality, less than half the price on the Woodline site and a very good price IMO....plus free shipping

Tongue and Groove set
Lock Miter set
Bullnose set
Beading set
Carbide tipped Forstner set incl 35mm bit

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Offline LaserGecko

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Re: Goon price on router bits on Amazon
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2007, 01:50 PM »
Do you like 'em, Bill?

I bought one of their "Master Dado Sets" in 1/2" shank at the AWFS show and only recently used the 25/32" bit. Even with the OF1400 and edge guide, it was wandering all over the place. The dadoes were seriously bad, so I bought a Whiteside to replace it.

Of course, that bit gave a perfect cut without any extra effort on my part.

I'm going to call Woodline and have them replace the bit to see if there's any difference. I was very pleased at paying $40 for the set, but after using it...not so much. Hopefully the new bit will make a difference.
Jason Creager
Las Vegas, NV

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Re: Goon price on router bits on Amazon
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2007, 11:27 PM »
My view is you get what you pay for. I am not sure that I would use any cut rate bit on wood that I use. Think about this: "The most expensive bit it the one that doesnt work."
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Offline Eli

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Re: Goon price on router bits on Amazon
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2007, 06:52 AM »
I'm liking the 13 pc. 1/2" Freud bit set I bought from Amazon US. Your jaw would drop if I told you the price difference between there and AU.
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Offline LaserGecko

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Re: Goon price on router bits on Amazon
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2007, 02:03 PM »
Well, Woodline replaced the bit, no questions asked and no shipping charged. So, it appears to have either A) been a bum bit or B) possibly have been thrown out of whack by me attempting to plunge with it.

It was very convenient for me since I needed to order a pattern bit anyway and the tech rep picked out a great top bearing dado bit for what I was doing. That bit works beautifully and was shipped free since they were sending a warranty replacement anyway.
Jason Creager
Las Vegas, NV