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Offline Pykie

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Router bit
« on: August 17, 2017, 06:04 PM »
Is there a top bearing version of these router bits you could use in a trimmer?

http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/117-0606-superior-solid-carbide-spiral-flush-trim-router-bits-bottom-bearing-/282613707336?hash=item41cd16f248%3Ag%3AmHcAAOSwlTNZlN65&_trkparms=pageci%253Ac0cb525a-8397-11e7-bd23-74dbd1801e06%257Cparentrq%253Af2380b9915d0a8664680587bfff7e746%257Ciid%253A21


I envisage them to be really handy doing striker plates, especially in aluminium jambs, you can just screw the strike on and run it around the inside of the strike.

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Offline Rollin22Petes

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Re: Router bit
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 08:34 PM »
Yes there is it's a Whiteside ultimate flush trim bit they are not cheap though.

Offline ear3

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Re: Router bit
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 07:51 AM »
Here's the amazon link for the Whiteside bit.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009102EPY?tag=amz-mkt-chr-us-20&ascsubtag=1ba00-01000-a0049-win70-other-nomod-us000-pcomp-feature-scomp-wm-4

Eagle America makes a knock-off version that's a bit cheaper, but I've never tried their bits, so I don't know if they're up sto the consistently excellent standards that Whiteside has for their products:

https://www.amazon.com/Eagle-America-117-0607-Superior-Carbide/dp/B01EHG8WQ6/ref=sr_1_2?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1503056960&sr=1-2&keywords=Eagle+America+spiral+flush+trim+spiral+bit+top+bearing
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Router bit
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2017, 06:09 PM »
Go with the Whiteside version for a bit more.
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Offline Dovetail65

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Re: Router bit
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 07:27 PM »
Now I can not comment on this exact bit, but I can comment on Eagle America bits in general.

I have used all the version of the Eagle and they are very good. Their top line is every bit as good as Whiteside and they are made in the USA.

Actually, some of the Whiteside bits of late aren't near as good as they were in the 2000's, not sure why. So just the name Whiteside doesn't mean what it used to for me. I have to rate bit by bit now as some Whiteside have really let me down.

I would not be surprised if this Eagle America version was fantastic, they are definitely good bits.

The reviews on Amazon listed for this Whiteside bit state some issues I have had with other bits by them. This particularity Whiteside bit gets far from perfect ratings on Amazon and  some of the guys on the router forum that have used it over the last couple years havn't raved about it either. I have chalked up some of the negative comments to using under powered routers, I would love to toss one on my OF2200 and give it a try. The two reviewers going against the grain on Amason  reviews state the bit not lasting long enough before it Dulls. That is the experience I have had with some of my newest Whiteside bits as well. The comparable Freud bits actually last me twice as long in my shop and I really am a Whiteside advocate.

I am thinking long and hard about it, this bit has my name written all over it and is basically designed for my type of work.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2017, 07:42 PM by Dovetail65 »
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Offline antss

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Re: Router bit
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2017, 08:39 PM »
Might be worth a call to one of the Whitesides themselves.   I bet they'd be interested in what you have to say , especially if you have empirical data to support what your saying.

Then again, with another source that's as good and comparably priced , it's prob. not.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Router bit
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2017, 10:18 PM »
I would not be surprised if this Eagle America version was fantastic, they are definitely good bits.

In a previous post I asked the following question.

"Just curious if anyone knows who makes Eagle America, made in USA router bits? They look an awful lot like Whiteside router bits. [unsure]"

I'll ask the same question again...

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-jigs-tool-enhancements/router-bits-what-do-you-actually-use/msg506036/#msg506036

Offline ear3

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Re: Router bit
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2017, 12:01 PM »
I remember reading those reviews as well.  I have the ultimate combination flush trim model of this bit from Whiteside, and it does well either in the 1400 or the 2200 (and my Triton table router).  I haven't put that many miles on the bit yet, but enough to where I can say it has remained sharp after those other reviewers are claiming theirs dulled.

Now I can not comment on this exact bit, but I can comment on Eagle America bits in general.

I have used all the version of the Eagle and they are very good. Their top line is every bit as good as Whiteside and they are made in the USA.

Actually, some of the Whiteside bits of late aren't near as good as they were in the 2000's, not sure why. So just the name Whiteside doesn't mean what it used to for me. I have to rate bit by bit now as some Whiteside have really let me down.

I would not be surprised if this Eagle America version was fantastic, they are definitely good bits.

The reviews on Amazon listed for this Whiteside bit state some issues I have had with other bits by them. This particularity Whiteside bit gets far from perfect ratings on Amazon and  some of the guys on the router forum that have used it over the last couple years havn't raved about it either. I have chalked up some of the negative comments to using under powered routers, I would love to toss one on my OF2200 and give it a try. The two reviewers going against the grain on Amason  reviews state the bit not lasting long enough before it Dulls. That is the experience I have had with some of my newest Whiteside bits as well. The comparable Freud bits actually last me twice as long in my shop and I really am a Whiteside advocate.

I am thinking long and hard about it, this bit has my name written all over it and is basically designed for my type of work.
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Offline RDMuller

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Re: Router bit
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2017, 12:28 PM »
Forum  -- "ear3" and "dovetail65" make reference to router forums they are using.  I have not come across any of these in the past.  Which ones do people find useful?   Any links would be most appreciated.   Thank you