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Blog entry by McLeanVA posted 12-04-2012 08:37 PM 2568 reads 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am a huge fan of the Easy Wood Tool series and have really enjoyed using my full size Ci1 Rougher and Ci0 Finisher on spindle and faceplate projects.

I guess the only real gripe is that the EWT cutter heads (while you never need to sharpen them) cost just under $20 each.

So, I did some measuring with the calipers and some good old Google legwork and found that Byrd Tool makes a cutter head that is near identical to the EWT version at a fraction of the cost ($2.80 each). I’m sure some of you EWT fans already know about this, but on the off chance you don’t they may save you some serious money in the long run.

They (square) only work on the Easy Roughers, but I find that most of my cutting is done on those anyways. I only pull out the Ci0 Finisher at the very end of my project. If anyone finds cheaper circular cutters to use on the Ci0, please let me know.

The link to the Amazon profile is below.

http://amzn.com/B000E9NKKY

Hope this helps someone else out there.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.



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#2 posted 12-05-2012 04:00 AM

I clicked on the link and it was $28 dollars, not $2.80

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#3 posted 12-05-2012 04:15 AM

They are sold in packs of 10.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#4 posted 12-06-2012 01:52 AM

Oh, I didn’t see that. Thanks.

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#5 posted 01-01-2013 03:49 AM

You can even sharpen them, even though they are carbide. Just use a diamond stone. Turn them upside down and you sharpen all four sides at once.

Thanks for posting the cheaper replacements McLean.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#6 posted 01-18-2013 01:57 AM

I have the Mid-Size Easy Rougher, does anyone have any information on where to purchase cheap carbide cutters for this tool?

Sam

-- It is a great day to be in the woodshop!

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#7 posted 07-13-2013 08:20 PM

Captain Eddie has the replacement blades at a decent price – http://eddiecastelin.com/cutters_only

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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