Reply by HorizontalMike

  • Advertise with us

Posted on PSI products at our local Woodcraft

View HorizontalMike's profile


7749 posts in 2882 days

#1 posted 03-09-2013 01:05 PM

I wonder if WC will also be carrying “Benjamin’s Best” Line of HSS Turning tools as well…

As a noobie turner, I went with these and have no complaints, especially for the price. I am still learning and had planned on eventually moving to ‘better’ tool brands, however, I am not so sure anymore (unless I need a special shaped tool). Learning how to sharpen seems to open up the window to making your own tool head shapes. Getting HSS at a fraction of the price of the big boys sure seems like the way to go. Obviously I am not talking about the carbon tipped tools…

For example:

While I can see that the Sorby cutoff tool is the diamond shape, the other Sorby tools in the set just do not seem that special to me. If someone would care to explain just what the ‘greater-than’ $420 difference is, I am all ears. Honestly.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics