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King Arthur Tools Carbide Abrasive Sphere Burr, 1/4"shank x 1" dia. P/N 11007

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Review by Greg posted 12-01-2011 07:23 PM 2695 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I would like to give my 2 cents on a burr that I JUST started using to shape the concaved surfaced of my custom fly fishing nets. I was looking for a faster/easier way than using scrapers, rasps, and sanders. It’s a Carbide Abrasive 1” Sphere Burr by King Arthur. This Sphere Burr fit flex shafts, mini die grinders and air grinders and has a 1/4” shank x 1” diameter. It’s also available in European 6mm shanks.
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I use it on the lowest setting of my Rotozip which is 15K rpm. This speeds up my handle shaping time by at least 15-20 minutes each! This was EXACTLY what I was hoping for. The diameter was even perfect. All Hail King Arthur! LOL!

I was really skeptical that it would load up burn, but I was very impressed with its ability to remove wood and FAST! It has not loaded up on me yet and I have roughed out two handles with it: Claro walnut & Maple Burl.

Here is a link to the part. At $24.99 + 8 something for shipping, this was a heckuva deal for me.

http://www.katools.com/shop/carbide-abrasive-sphere-burr-p-57.html

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net? http://www.Sierra-Nets.com




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#1 posted 12-01-2011 08:43 PM

Greg, this sounds like it filled the bill perfectly for you. And it has pretty much already paid for itself in the time it saves you.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#2 posted 12-03-2011 01:47 AM

Thanks for the review. My wife wants me to make some spoons and such for gifts, and this should take care of the hollowing out part.

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#3 posted 12-03-2011 08:43 AM

I use those bits all the time. They are excellent.. If they get gummed up just burn it off with your blow torch. It does not hurt them at all..

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#4 posted 12-03-2011 04:11 PM

That’s a good tip, David. Thanks for sharing it.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#5 posted 12-05-2011 02:17 PM

After each bit I use to carve gunstocks gets gummed up, I just soak a bunch of them in oven cleaner and after 30 minutes or so, just wash them off with boiling water so the heat will dry them in seconds. After a coat of gun cleaning liquid, they are oiled for protection from rust, but the Hoppies gun cleaning fluid I use won’t make them slip in the router chuck.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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