Yonico Router Bit Reviews
Our review is based on actual use, we used 4 different bits 2 small and 2 larger bits all 4 are 1/2" shank. Lets start with the price, on a scale of 1 - 5 (5 being the best) we give them a 3. On quality we would have to give them a 2. on the larger bits and a 3 on the smaller bits. Now let me explain the rating on the price, they are a lot cheaper than name brand, but we rated price verses quality, we don't think the cost is worth the over all quality of the bits. We are not pleased at all with them and will not buy them again. The money spent on all four would have paid for one or two quality bits from other name brands. This review is based on the bits we ordered and may have been a bad batch. If the company wants us to do another review they can send the bits they want reviewed and we will try them.
Jewelry Box Side #18134
The first thing I saw when open the package was the bearing on top was bad and could not be used. Not a problem I will be using the fence for this bit, so I removed the bearing. Once installed and the fence set , I turned on the router. The vibration was very bad, tried different speeds and nothing help. I tried it anyway, after the third pass the chatter was bad and the piece was scrap. Other than the bearing being bad I saw no defect that would cause this much vibration, just a bad bit. I would not recommend the larger bits at all.
23/32 Radius Convex # 13102 /Jewelry Box Foot # 18135
After inspecting the bearing and seen all was OK I set up and start cutting. Both bits cut good not as smooth as some of the name brands but workable . Had a little clean up on the pieces I cut but not to bad. Very little vibration. If your on a budget you can get by with the smaller bits, just make sure you inspect the bearings before use.
Large Furniture Foot Molding #18136
After inspecting the bearing and seen that it was good, I set up and started to cut. Had some vibration but not as bad as the jewelry box side bit after three passes the work piece had a lot of chatter but still usable after some clean up. Not as good as I was hoping for. For now I think I will stay away from the larger bits, they are to hard to work with.
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