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#1 posted 404 days ago

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..."


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