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Old Craftsman Tool question
Sep 13th, 2021 at 8:32am
 
I picked up some old Craftsman turning tools at a garage sale. Three of the tools have an insert on the tips, the two gouges shown in the picture and the skew. My question is are the inserts carbide or just an upgraded HSS?
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Re: Old Craftsman Tool question
Reply #1 - Sep 13th, 2021 at 10:26am
 
One way to check is with a magnet. Carbide is only slightly attracted to a magnet. I realize you have steel in close proximity to your cutting tips. However a small magnet should give you an accurate answer to your question. By small I mean similar to the ones in the box pictured.
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Re: Old Craftsman Tool question
Reply #2 - Sep 13th, 2021 at 12:08pm
 
Wouldn't it spark differently on the grinder?
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