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#1 posted 01-11-2014 10:05 PM

MLCS is fine. I have bits by a lot of makers and most of
the time an MLCS type bit will do the job just as well
and at a lower cost. One thing about them is they
have less mass in the larger diameter bits because they
are machined out of flat stock. For things like panel
raising I think the Freud style panel raising bits will
give a cleaner cut (less sanding).

Lee Valley bits are good too and they have some
unusual ones for solving joinery problems and
things like that.

I never bought bits in sets because when I was
starting out 1/2” shank carbide bits were so
spendy I could only afford to buy them as I
needed them.

I think sets of straight bits and a set of round
over bits are worth investing in these days
as you’ll use them all in common furniture
type things.

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