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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful.
Works like it should
As a hobbiest wood worker I have a difficult time trying to talk my wife into letting me drop 150 bucks on a set of Whiteside router bits for one project so specialty bits like these work fine for me. Run the bit in small passes and quick to prevent burn and they perform fine with crisp results. I am sure they will get dull fast but as mentioned I don't make many cabinets so frankly I don't care. They do produce a proud panel to the frame but with height adjustments you should be able to get it close to flat as you may want however I think proud panels look nicer in furniture projects but whatever. Bottom line: if you are a hobbiest looking to learn or just have the occasional raised panel door to build then go for it and if you are a professional cabinet shop carpenter then you should know better and you deserve to waste your money.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful.
By Oscar Ortega
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Ignore the Price Ignore the bias to more $$$ = better this set is amazing and at the price... it really is a bargain
OK so first off I am not a professional woodworker and just do it for hobby.
I will say this these things are great and I have had no issues with these and to be honest with any of the Yonico Bits I have purchased through Precision Bits.
So I have used these on a few types of wood that to be honest is a bit uncommon; but I am working on a special project.
I will just say this I have used it on Blood-wood and Purple-heart both are very hard woods. So did the bits hold up yes they did.
On my first go at it with Purple Heart I had minimal burning (but to point out that was my fault along with Purple Heart is pretty easy to burn) On my second go at it once i adjusted the feed rate and speed on the router i had just a little burning (tiny pause is my feed rate); but once again my fault I don't blame the bits for it.
The fit and cuts came out pretty much flawless (other than my first go at it; which as i said was my fault for going to slow and pausing a bit in a few spots if i remember correctly but i don't remember the reason i did) That said I will also say that the joints fit perfect and there was no splintering.
I have attached a picture of what it did to purple heart and blood wood. This still has the burn marks on it; but once again mind you that was my fault as you can see on the other side there is only one spot where i slowed the feed to much. (It was my first time with routing Purple Heart). (Yes its also a rough out and have to cut some stock etc.)
I have also used it on pine and red oak and results have been great.
So I cannot attest to how long they will last and hold and edge but I mean come on I ran it through some of the hardest woods and got great results (other than the user error part). If they are like some of my other Yonico Bits I believe they will last for as long as I need them too. Some of the bits I have used by Yonico are on point with other major brands. I really believe they will beat the normal store brand bits hands down. As a whole are they as good as Freud bits... I cannot fully answer that question given I only have a few Freud bits. I will say this though of the bits i have that are the same from Yonico and Freud... I honestly don't see a difference in the cuts they make.
I would highly recommend these for a hobbyist woodworker and at the same time I would even recommend it to a pro and I say that because of the price point. As a pro you really don't have much to lose giving these a shot to see how they compair and if you find them up to snuff well you found a bit / brand of bits that is 1/4 the cost.
I honestly have faith in Precision Bits and their quality and would not merely avoid them because of the price point. They get the job done... Period.
One last note NO I AM NOT EMPLOYED BY OR RECEIVE ANY COMPENSATION OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT FROM PRECISION BITS. I have just had no issue with Yonico (which are their bits) and have read on some woodworking sites to avoid them by people who have never used them SIMPLY based on the price of them. If you ask me that is bad advice. Just because you spent 200-300 on a set that does the same thing does not mean everyone else has to... and if you have never used them how can you say they are not good... simply based off you spent 200+ on yours and these are $50ish... BLUF these get the job done and that is what we are all looking for right?