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    Default Carba-Tec 36 piece router bit set

    I have only just bought a router and have won a set of 36 1/4 bits on a FleaBay auction for $114. They are in a box with removeable wooden holders. Under the lid and on the shank of the bits is engraved Carba-Tec. They look like a nice set and in new condition. Only one or two bits look like they have been used. Carba Tec don't seem to sell these any more so I don't know if I got a good buy or not.

    I don't know much about routing or bits, but someone recommended I steer clear of the cheapie bits. Does anyone know anything about these?

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    Well Bruce,
    You have picked up this set for about $3 a router bit.
    The current prices for CarbaTec individual 1/4 inch bits start at $25 and go up to around $70 each Let's say average price of $45.
    Now $45 x 36 = $1620

    Yes I'd say that $114 was probably good value.
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    Absolutely well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodeneye View Post
    Awesome, I'm happy with that then!

    Thanks...
    Show your wife how much money you saved!
    You still have $1506 up your sleeve that you can spend on timber and tools.
    Wooo hooo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scribbly Gum View Post
    Show your wife how much money you saved!
    You still have $1506 up your sleeve that you can spend on timber and tools.
    Wooo hooo!
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    Good buy. But still take it easy with them and they will serve you well.

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    Hmmmmmmm, use them and post back review if you can .
    I did regret to buy budget router bit 'set' as they usually low quality, and I ended up only use few of them.
    Carba-tec is a reliable brand, I hope you don't fall in the same situation that I had.

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