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"66 Piece" Router Bit Set
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By RICHARD KUZMA (MEDINA OH US)
Called and told company after I looked at bits which I determined to be outstanding I had a bit that had a burr in it they sent me a new bit if you want someone that respects your input and will not screw you they HONOR their product. AND YOU TALK TO REAL PEOPLE. DO NOT SPELL GREAT BUT MAKE THINGS NO ONE CAN MAKE TRUST ME THESE PEOPLE WILL TREAT YOU LIKE REAL PEOPLE.
By Eric Conklin (Indianapolis IN US)
I received this as an early Father's Day gift. It took less than two weeks to use over half of the bits in the set. I will say that perhaps I overestimated the strength of the 1/4 straight bit. At a depth of approx 3/32 in white oak it hit something in the wood and disappeared. I called the help line and the service was/is top notch! After I explained what had happened, she sent me a replacement within a day! I knew I loved this company for a reason.
The other bits are preforming wonderfully! Smooth, even cuts all the way through.
By MIKE NUNAN (BULLHEAD CITY AR US)
EXCELLENT SET. JUST ABOUT EVERY BIT I'VE NEEDED. HAD MY SET OVER TEN YEARS SO OLD BOX BUT I OPTED TO REMOVE LID OFF OF BOX. BOX/BITS FIT NICELY IN ONE OF THE SHALLOW DRAWERS OF ONE OF MY STEEL CABINETS. I LIKE TO SECURE MY VALUED TOOLS WHEN I'M AWAY FROM MY SHOP. IT LOOKS LIKE NEITHER THE BITS OR PRICE HAVE CHANGED OVER THE YEARS AND THAT IS REMARKABLE. MY ONLY CRITICISM, I WOULD LABEL THE BIT TYPE AS WELL AS SIZE ON THE BOX LABEL FOR CLARITY.
By Kent Purk (Bryan OH US)
Nice set and selection. Have used several on recent projects. Only negative: I was routing a coin slot in 3/4" oak, making several passes, using the 1/4" straight bit, and it snapped of just below the shank. I was moving fairly slowly, but obviously not slow enough.
MLCS NOTE: We are replacing this broken bit in accordance with our Satisfaction Guarantee. We do recommend a depth of cut of about 1/8" per pass when using a 1/4" D straight bit.
By Jeff Olson (Murray NE US)
I purchased the set to replace my cheaper and less expensive bits. I was instantly surprised by the cleanness of the cuts as well as two woodworking friends who purchased their own sets. (I donít share router bits!) The set has met all of my cabinet and custom project needs and continues to perform perfectly. No burning, tear-out or frayed edges. I highly recommend this set to anyone whether a beginner or seasoned professional.
By Phil Anderson (Bonney Lake WA US)
I've had this set for about 10 years. Excellent quality, worth way more than the price. I like having nearly any common bit I might need so I can continue a project without stopping to buy a bit. I've never had any tear-out with these bits. No issues with bearings coming loose as I have heard about other brands. The bits are sharp and have heavy carbide, lasting a very long time. My only complaint is the set I bought way back then came in a horizontal box, not wall-mountable like this set. I'm jealous of all of you that get this new style box, but at least I have the great bits and I'm very happy with them. Will continue to do business with MLCS.
By Nguyen Thanh Ngoc (Vung Tau Vu VN)
By Rory Freeman (Easton CT US)
I spent a lot of time shopping for an excellent quality general assortment of 1/2 inch router bits before ordering the MLCS 66 piece set. I'm thrilled with both its quality and value, and I find this selecting of bits to be quite comprehensive. I'm pleased to find that these bits do not share many of the negative earmarks typically associated with other cheap imports. I highly recommend this set to anyone serious about router woodworking (and I don't find the case's hinges to be much of a problem!).
By Dave Hostetler (League City Te US)
Mine just came in, so long term review of the set itself for me is impossible. BUT, I do have experience with MLCS bits in the past, and they have been first rate all the way.
I was surprised to see the boxed bits like this coated in the same wax protectant that the individual bits come in. Like the individual bits, the carbide is nice and sharp, and quite thick.
I have bits from several MFGs, MLCS are my favorites. I have never had a burn, or fuzzy cut with an MLCS bit.
The size and profile selection is everything you expect for a bit set this size. Not everything I could ever want, but MLCS doesn't offer their entire catalog in a single box yet...
Speaking of the box, locking rabbets for joints seem good and strong, the finish is good, but the hardware is hysterically bad. I fully expect I will have to go grab different hinges and latches before too long. I know they had to cut a corner here and there to keep the prices low, which would explain the hardware selection, but I WILL upgrade mine ASAP.
Wall mounting is made easy by the keyholes in the back of the case. Mine will go on my shop wall closest to my table saw as the router is mounted in a table saw wing table.
By Miles Johnson (BRIER WA US)
Great bits. I bought the 1/2" set and really like the selection and quality. Only disappointment is the quality of the latches on the case. They are flismly.
By John Fevoli (Waxhaw NC US)
I purchased this "1/2" 66 Piece Router Bit Set a few years ago while living in NY. I now live in NC and doing a lot of woodworking. This set is the workhorse of my workshop. I like the nice clean cuts it makes compared to other brands I've used. Never had any problem with this set at all. The quality of the bits are extremely first class. I highly recommend this set to all woodworkers at all levels. To good of a deal to pass up at this price.
By Ardan Huck (Racine Wi US)
This is a super set at a great price!
I am very happy with the selection and variety of bits included in this set. I have not used all of them, but the ones I have used have worked extremely well. I am very happy with this purchase!
By Eddie Bryant (Hughesville Ma US)
I recently purchased the 66 pc set from MLCS and 2 others from
2 defferent mail order companies. The carbide on the MLCS set was twice as thick as the competitors and the shanks were longer on the MLCS bits .
The price on all 3 sets were about the same .
By jerry dummer (los alamos nm US)
Had this set for several years and have no complaints. I've not used them all as yet, but so far great.