I came across a tool deal mention of this Diablo 5pc carbide-tipped general purpose router bit set on a deals forum, and it seems like a pretty good sale, priced at $59.34. It is sold and shipped by Walmart.
I’m having a difficult time find comparison pricing at my usual go-tool tool retailers, but a quick Google search shows a common price of $90 and up at the other sellers that carry this set.
Here’s what this Diablo router bit set, model DR89100, comes with:
- 1/4″ up-spiral bit
- 1/2″ flush trim bit
- 3/4″ mortising bit
- 1-1/4″ rabbeting bit
- 1-1/2″ rounding over bit
- Storage case
From the product imagery and model numbers, it looks like 4 of the bits have 1/4″ shanks, and 1 has a 1/2″ shank.
~$60 for 5 Diablo (or Freud) router bits is a very good deal, coming out to be ~$12 apiece, and that doesn’t even take into account the value of what looks to be a wood case. This is down from $18 per router bit if you consider the $90 set pricing at other retailers.
Sale Price: $59.34 w/ free shipping
Following is a screenshot of the listing, showing that it’s sold and shipped by Walmart. Browsing around a bit more, Walmart looks to be selling a broad selection of Diablo power tool accessories, and so this isn’t just a one-off listing.
Diablo (and Freud) make very good router bits. I tend to buy other brands these days, namely Whiteside and Southeast Tool, but Diablo’s router bits are good quality and readily available.
You can get more bang for your buck with other brands, but Diablo router bit sets tend to focus on quality over quantity.
If you’re looking for 1/2″ shank router bits but aren’t sure about which sizes or styles you might need, consider this set by MLCS Woodworking:
This MLCS set comes with 15 carbide-tipped router bits and a convenient wood storage box.