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Forum topic by BinghamtonEd posted 08-31-2012 12:50 PM 3686 views 1 time favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-31-2012 12:50 PM

I was at Home Depot yesterday, and they have several router bits on what appears to be closeout. The majority are still regular-priced, but a few 1/2” shank bits were good finds :

Lock Miter Bit – Normally $79.97, on sale for $19.03

1/2 inch Mortising Bit – Normally $18.97, on sale for $6.70

23/32 Plywood Mortising Bit – Normally $26.22, on sale for $8.20

1/2 x 1/2 14 Degree Dovetail Bit – Normally $24.97, on sale for $8.20

3/4 x 1 Downshear Flush Trim Bit – Normally $35.97, on sale for $12.00

I spent $54.13 pre-tax for these bits, normally would be about $186. This may be a store by store thing, but it might be worth checking out. I had wanted the lock miter bit for a while but it was cost-prohibitive for me, so this worked out well. There were a few other bits on sale that I didn’t need, too. Figured I’d pass along the information in case anyone else wants to see what they can find.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#1 posted 08-31-2012 12:52 PM

I’ll go check it out today. Thanks!

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#2 posted 08-31-2012 01:39 PM

Saw the same sale at the Home Depot where I live down here in Georgia. I was drooling a bit, but couldn’t afford anything. I cried three tears.

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#3 posted 09-01-2012 09:16 AM

I’m heading that way this morning. Thanks

-- Mack

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#4 posted 09-08-2012 06:52 PM

Can’t find that lock miter bit in any of the HDs around here. :(

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#5 posted 09-08-2012 09:57 PM

My local HD only had a few bits on closeout. Most were round over bits, but they had 1/2” straight bits for $7, marked down from $21. I got all they had. I make a lot of cuts using 1/2” straight bits and sharpening one costs $6. Thanks for letting me know about the closeout!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#6 posted 09-09-2012 12:22 AM

Thanks for the info. I picked up a round over quadra cut and a flush trim bit. $23 for both. I did notice they had the Dewalt planer 734 for $339. Not a bad price. I’m going to try to check at another one tomorrow. Our store is pretty small.
Thanks again Ed.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#7 posted 09-09-2012 08:43 PM

Thanks. Went out this morning and picked up a few. Unfortunately, they did not carry the locking bit. I would have liked to play with one.

-- Nicky

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#8 posted 09-09-2012 08:49 PM

But i live in Canada.
Argh… come on HD canada!
Oh well.

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#9 posted 09-09-2012 09:31 PM

ya i have the same deal goin on here up in canada. theres a home depot across the street from me and when i was there they had raised panel bits reg: $80, i got it for $26. I also grabbed a 1/2” dovetail bit for $6 and some flush trim bits for 10, and a couple profile bits for 10. I felt so dirty buying so many bits all at once. I felt like it was a glitch or something. I was a very happy man that day. lol

-- M.K.

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#10 posted 09-09-2012 09:33 PM

alexandre, i don’t know where you live abouts but go check out a few home depots because here in windsor we have 2 home depots and I noticed one of them was selling them dirt cheap but the other one never dropped the prices. I have no clue why.

-- M.K.

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#11 posted 09-10-2012 12:46 AM

Picked up 3 more at another store today. The plywood bit, a 1/4” round nose solid carbide and an ogee. They also had Bosh jigsaw blades dirt cheap so I picked up a couple of packs. All for about 30 bucks. No locking miter but still a good haul. Thanks again for the valuable tip. Communications like this is pretty cool. BinghamtonEd, you’re the man!

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#12 posted 09-10-2012 01:00 PM

Yeah the locking miter bit went fast, I think. When I first spotted them, they had 4, and I didn’t have my money with me. I went back the next morning and there were 2 left. I’m going to swing by again today and see if any new bits have gone on closeout. I’d like to find a bowl bit and a pattern bit. Fingers crossed.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#13 posted 09-11-2012 02:24 AM

I noticed them on sale yesterday. Any nearly every one was already sold out. Bought a couple oddball ones I probably won’t use, but hey, $7 for a bit is a good deal.

Lowes had few Bosch bits marked down quite a bit too. I think they were mostly round over and chamfer bits. I want to say they were half priced, but I don’t remember for sure. Not that I’d recommend them. Every time I’ve used my bosch round over it burns the wood no matter how fast I feed or what RPMs I run it at.

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#14 posted 09-11-2012 12:53 PM

Well, a combination of a late day at work and an early evening start of fussy 3-week-old baby put a damper on my HD trip. Today may yield more success.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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