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#1 posted 06-12-2012 11:40 PM

For brass and aluminium I wouldn’t bother – have a go at making a tip up from a piece of scrap steel. A couple of minutes on the grinder and the right size hole and you’ll have all you want :-)
Properly tempered and honed you should be able to get a superb finish straight from the tool, and a better cutting edge than from carbide. You can also have one with no rake for the brass, and another with a suitable rake for aluminium.


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