5 Stars By Sean Morell on 2016-03-05
so I decided I'd get my hands dirty and do the cabinet doors myself
Doing a kitchen makeover can get expensive, so I decided I'd get my hands dirty and do the cabinet doors myself. With unfinished raised panel doors running between $25-50 a piece this would certainly be an easy way to save a few bucks.
My wife and I decided on doing a white with glaze finish. This was perfect as I could save some money doing the panel in MDF, which would save a great amount of money.
Tonight while in my shop I decided to crack open the box to these bits and give them a try on some scrap I had laying around. I am quite pleased with how well they cut. Considering the cost, I was a bit nervous. I would say they cut as well as some bits I've purchased from Rockler. Tear out was avoided by using a back block, which worked well. I am at an advantage with the panel bit as I am using MDF.
Overall I am happy. About 20 doors to do, so I'll chime back with how they hold up.
5 Stars By Tim on 2016-02-23
Ignore the Price Ignore the bias to more $$$ = better this set is amazing and at the price... it really is a bargain
OK so first off I am not a professional woodworker and just do it for hobby.
I will say this these things are great and I have had no issues with these and to be honest with any of the Yonico Bits I have purchased through Precision Bits.
So I have used these on a few types of wood that to be honest is a bit uncommon; but I am working on a special project.
I will just say this I have used it on Blood-wood and Purple-heart both are very hard woods. So did the bits hold up yes they did.
On my first go at it with Purple Heart I had minimal burning (but to point out that was my fault along with Purple Heart is pretty easy to burn) On my second go at it once i adjusted the feed rate and speed on the router i had just a little burning (tiny pause is my feed rate); but once again my fault I don't blame the bits for it.
The fit and cuts came out pretty much flawless (other than my first go at it; which as i said was my fault for going to slow and pausing a bit in a few spots if i remember correctly but i don't remember the reason i did) That said I will also say that the joints fit perfect and there was no splintering.
I have attached a picture of what it did to purple heart and blood wood. This still has the burn marks on it; but once again mind you that was my fault as you can see on the other side there is only one spot where i slowed the feed to much. (It was my first time with routing Purple Heart). (Yes its also a rough out and have to cut some stock etc.)
I have also used it on pine and red oak and results have been great.
So I cannot attest to how long they will last and hold and edge but I mean come on I ran it through some of the hardest woods and got great results (other than the user error part). If they are like some of my other Yonico Bits I believe they will last for as long as I need them too. Some of the bits I have used by Yonico are on point with other major brands. I really believe they will beat the normal store brand bits hands down. As a whole are they as good as Freud bits... I cannot fully answer that question given I only have a few Freud bits. I will say this though of the bits i have that are the same from Yonico and Freud... I honestly don't see a difference in the cuts they make.
I would highly recommend these for a hobbyist woodworker and at the same time I would even recommend it to a pro and I say that because of the price point. As a pro you really don't have much to lose giving these a shot to see how they compair and if you find them up to snuff well you found a bit / brand of bits that is 1/4 the cost.
I honestly have faith in Precision Bits and their quality and would not merely avoid them because of the price point. They get the job done... Period.
One last note NO I AM NOT EMPLOYED BY OR RECEIVE ANY COMPENSATION OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT FROM PRECISION BITS. I have just had no issue with Yonico (which are their bits) and have read on some woodworking sites to avoid them by people who have never used them SIMPLY based on the price of them. If you ask me that is bad advice. Just because you spent 200-300 on a set that does the same thing does not mean everyone else has to... and if you have never used them how can you say they are not good... simply based off you spent 200+ on yours and these are $50ish... BLUF these get the job done and that is what we are all looking for right?
5 Stars By pcusimano on 2016-11-29
Awesome set at this price point
Okay, Yonico my not be the best. That being said ... this raised panel door set exceeded my expectations gives beautiful clean cuts from all three cuts. I love it! Have made a few doors already with no issues what so ever. I have a variable speed router if you set the speed to the correct setting you'll get nice clean cuts without being disappointed. I would recommend to the weekend warrior woodworking hobbyist.
5 Stars By M Young on 2017-04-30
I wish they would have come with some setup directions as I have never made cabinets before, that said this bit set did produce professional quality doors and drawer fronts.
4 Stars By Mywildflower on 2017-08-24
Raisewd Panel Door Router Bit Set
Very nice product; works well, is nicely assembled out of the box, and is as advertised. I'm not an experienced woodworker as far as raised panels go, so it took a bit of time to see how all the pieces work together. Four stars because there's no manual or instruction sheet that gives the first time user a guide to "how to." Thanks You Tube for hosting people who told me how to use the set.
5 Stars By Jeff on 2017-03-05
Im a customer for life.
Great price for the quality! I remodeled my kitchen using this and I saved so much money doing it myself. This bit is far superior to that in a any big box store and for a lot less money.
5 Stars By james gaskill on 2016-02-22
This is a great product and a good price for cabinet bit
This is a great product and a good price for cabinet bit. I've built 18 doors so far and everything has lined up very well. I would suggest this product to someone doing both big and small project.
4 Stars By Richiebee47 on 2016-08-17
Great Inexpensive Option for Raised Panel Door Bits
Very happy with these bits. Used them for the first time last weekend and they did a very nice job. The setup was a little tricky, I think this could be improved if Yonico had a bit set-up tool that came with these, but after some trial and error, I was able to produce very nice doors for a router cabinet I made. I understand that these are brand new so I know they are very sharp initially but for the price, if I get a couple dozen doors out of them, I will be happy. I've not seen anyone comment about the possibility of sharpening these but I have others I have sharpened so I would think these could be too. Pretty happy with them, the only thing that kept them from being a 5-star was the time it took me to set them up. I'm sure that was probably more me than anything.
5 Stars By Savy shopper on 2017-01-29
Looks like new to me!
Great bits, great value from WD's! Saved a bunch because the outside box was damaged! Yet another great deal from WD's!
5 Stars By James W. on 2017-07-16
If you are making cabinet doors these are the bits you need. Great service