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Re: Carbide Tools
Reply #30 - Oct 16th, 2018 at 8:15am
 
As well as HSS tools I use both flat and “cupped” carbide cutters. The cupped ones can be used flat as intended on metalwork machines but can be a bit aggressive when used on wood in a hand held tool. The little 6mm ones aren’t too bad and can be used flat or at an angle but the larger ones are best used at an angle as shown in the tool linked earlier. The 30° down angle works particularly well. You don’t get as good a finish as with HSS but they are great for roughing out. Final cuts can then be taken with a conventional gouge. As an example, one of the demonstrators that came to our club said he made a bowl from plywood for his wife. He said it was a PITA and he visited the grinder with his gouge about 30 times! If he’d known he could have roughed with carbide then finished with HSS. I guess it’s all about using the best tools for the job you have to hand.  Wink
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Re: Carbide Tools
Reply #31 - Oct 16th, 2018 at 8:27am
 
Wil Russell wrote on Oct 16th, 2018 at 8:15am:
I guess it’s all about using the best tools for the job you have to hand.  Wink


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