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DPOA
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V Bits

Postby DPOA » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:04 pm

Where is everyone buying there V bits? and what brands? Im looking for budget friendly hobby use.
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Re: V Bits

Postby Keystone Chuck » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:30 pm

I just posted a pic in the gallery of two bits I've been using. The Home Depot (Diablo) works like a dream @$30. The other I bought at Sears Hardware for $18, piece of garbage. I have done just wood with the Sears one and the Home Depot one I have done many MDF signs and the pic is of a wood one I just did last night. 5/4 Pine from Home Depot (Pine). About to buy downcuts for doing some MDF and PVC cut outs so will post reviews later.

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Re: V Bits

Postby pearcrl » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:52 pm

I've had decent results using all varieties of Harbor Freight router bits. Decent price and they last about as long as the expensive ones. You might want to invest in collets for your particular brand of router. For about $100 I bought a variety of collets for my DeWalt giving me the option to use bits from 1/8" to 5/16" shanks. I get solid carbide tools from ebay and amazon starting at about $2 each.
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Skelly
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Re: V Bits

Postby Skelly » Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:51 pm

I bought a starter set of 8 Amana CNC router bits from Highland Woodworking that are very high quality for about $172. For replacement V bits I've bought Whiteside 60 and 90 degree bits from Amazon for about $19 each. Very happy with them.

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Re: V Bits

Postby beltramidave » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:30 pm

Precise Bits. I have bought a lot of bits from these guys.
http://www.precisebits.com/

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Re: V Bits

Postby DustyGeek » Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:24 am

I've been using Whiteside router bits for my v-carving. My go-to is their 1541 1/4" 60-degree 3-flute solid carbide bit. This one works really well for fine work. They're just under $16 on Amazon right now, but I'm sure you can get them in other places, too. I think Woodcraft carries Whiteside as well.

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Re: V Bits

Postby politicaldog » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:47 pm

I just ordered 2 Whiteside RU2100 Spiral Up Cut Solid Carbide Router Bit With 1/4-inch Shank off of EBay for $16.85 each included shipping.

Already shipped in 3 hours and should be in Ohio by Tuesday next.

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Impyman18
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Re: V Bits

Postby Impyman18 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:36 am

My favorite spot for bits for my router currently is Drillman1 on eBay. He is about 1.5hr north of me and they normally only take a day to get here. I use a lot of the 1/8in vbits for my scales. The 1/8in 2 flute work well on MDF as well. I cut a lot of 1/2in MDF for random projects. I've even used the 2 flute on Aluminum on my mill. At $3-4 a pop I don't mind pushing the limits on them to see how fast they can cut either.

I've yet to buy any larger V bits for signs and such but have them on my shopping list.

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Re: V Bits

Postby HANNAH024 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:32 am

I just saw the Whiteside 1540 and 1541 on Amazon for a little over $ 13 and $ 15.
Same solid carbide 60 Deg V bits except the 1541 at 2" long is 1/2" longer than the 1540.
The 1541 is a couple of dollars more expensive than the 1540 on Amazon.
I use the 1541
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