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Bill Moschler
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Easy Wood Tools versus the imitations..
Sep 17th, 2023 at 9:30am
 
I bought a Easy Wood Pro finishing tool a few years ago and find myself using it more and more lately.  I would like to add some more of the carbide type tools.  My question is do the cheaper carbide tools sold on Amazon work nearly as well as the Easy Wood tools?   I would like a diamond d detail tool and maybe a parting tool.
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Re: Easy Wood Tools versus the imitations..
Reply #1 - Sep 17th, 2023 at 11:47am
 
The difference is in the quality of the carbide. EWT has a smaller grain structure. IE last longer/sharper.

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Re: Easy Wood Tools versus the imitations..
Reply #2 - Sep 17th, 2023 at 12:20pm
 
I can't remember the name, but there is a carbide place in Arizona that sells all sorts of cutters. They are supposed to be excellent quality. You can make your own handles and shafts if you want.

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Reply #3 - Sep 17th, 2023 at 6:40pm
 
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Re: Easy Wood Tools versus the imitations..
Reply #4 - Sep 18th, 2023 at 10:23am
 
These days, there are nano-grain carbide cutters available, which have a much finer structure than the micro-grain.
Milli>micro>nano>pico
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Reply #5 - Sep 18th, 2023 at 10:30am
 
Ed, I had thought 'micro grain' and 'nano grain' were marketing names for almost the same thing. Now there are 4 variations of these cutters???

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Re: Easy Wood Tools versus the imitations..
Reply #6 - Sep 18th, 2023 at 3:32pm
 
It's by particle size,
Milli is the largest, .001 or 1 thousandth of one inch.
Then it's micro, .000,001
Then Nano, .000,000,001
Then Pico, .000,000,000,001

It does keep getting smaller and smaller. We are at the stage now where nano carbide is available. I think it will be some time before we get close to pico in particle size.

There is also a company trying to firther confuse people by using the term 'nano" as part of the name of their coating, it has nothing to do with the carbide particle size, just a marketing misdirection.
It's called blue nano coating.
You need to do your homework so you don't get taken these days.
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Re: Easy Wood Tools versus the imitations..
Reply #7 - Nov 7th, 2023 at 3:01pm
 
Just noticed this thread.  I have the Easy Wood Parting tool so I can speak a little to that.  If you get it, get at least one replacement cutting carbide for it.  It cuts well but it has thrown the carbide a couple of times, once I found it and once I didn't.  It was inserted correctly and seated properly so it is unknown what that happens.  Hope that helps.
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Re: Easy Wood Tools versus the imitations..
Reply #8 - Nov 12th, 2023 at 1:53pm
 
robo_hippy wrote on Sep 17th, 2023 at 12:20pm:
I can't remember the name, but there is a carbide place in Arizona that sells all sorts of cutters. They are supposed to be excellent quality. You can make your own handles and shafts if you want.

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I have made my own tools as you say, and they work great.
Most of my tools are ones that I have made, this is a benefit of working with metal most of my life.
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Re: Easy Wood Tools versus the imitations..
Reply #9 - Jul 4th, 2024 at 12:06pm
 
Came into some spending money and increased my collection of turning tools.  I decided to just go with the Easy Wood because they are made in Kentucky and because I really liked the one I have.  Might buy cutters from Arizona Carbide, Bought them unhandled and made the handles.  Maybe not for really good woodturners but for me they are a good addition that helps get the project finished.  Still do a lot of it with gouges and maybe getting better with them too.
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