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02-06-2018 03:51 PM

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Howdy fellas, New to the hobby and just wondered what the feelings or reviews are on MLCS products? They have some nice pricing for the box sets of router bits and even there router table’s. I have recently been buying Freud.

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#1 posted 02-06-2018 03:58 PM

Most boxed sets usually have a lot of bits that you rarely or never use. Save your money and buy those quality bits that you really need. Highly recommend Freud and Whiteside.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#2 posted 02-06-2018 04:04 PM

MLCS makes a good router bit. Depending on the number of bits and price of the boxed sets they can give you a nice beginning set of bits and you can replace the bits you use the most as they need it with the same or better quality bit. You may also have that bit you only need that one time. That is entirely up to you.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 02-06-2018 05:04 PM

^Agree with above. No reason to spend a lot more $ on something that may only see a few use and when starting out you dont know what you may use a lot. I generally by mine from MLCS and not had any issues. I havent had the need to get anything better since I havent used one bit enough to create a reason to try a supposedly better one.

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#4 posted 02-06-2018 06:12 PM

MCLS has some decent entry level bits that are fine to learn on. I’d stick with the smaller 15 pc set so don’t waste money on lots of low quality bits that you may never use. MLCS has the Katana line that’s a step up. Whiteside, Infinity, Freud, CMT, Amana, Eagle America, etc., are all better quality, but cost more. Infinity and Whiteside both offer a 6-7 piece set of the basic profiles for near $100.

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#5 posted 02-06-2018 09:20 PM

Thanks everyone, answered my question perfectly.

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#6 posted 02-06-2018 09:40 PM

i bought one of their larger kits years ago. i found it really convenient for when i needed a quick bit and had it on hand. since then, i have replaced with better bits the ones i use frequently, straight bits, round overs, etc. the macs kit allows me to put on a quick profile when/if i need and forgot to get a good bit before it as needed.

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