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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 02-01-2010 04:50 PM 1274 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-01-2010 04:50 PM

Rockler has a 20% off any one item sale going on, And I was thinking of adding a Termite tool my lathe accessories.

I didn’t see any reviews posted here, and I was looking for some first hand experience from my fellow jocks before I lay out the $80 or so. Thoughts?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"


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#1 posted 02-01-2010 04:56 PM

if you feel you need one ,

now is a good time .

thanks for the sale heads up !

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#2 posted 02-01-2010 04:59 PM

Charlie,
Rockler also has free shipping if you use CODE V9433 until 4/10/2010 altho I doubt that it can be combined with the 20% discount offer.

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#3 posted 02-01-2010 05:00 PM

Yeah, I saw that John…but you are probably right about not being able to use both.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 02-01-2010 05:06 PM

Charlie, I have a Termite tool, and it is much easier to use than a bowl gouge, at least it is for me, and easier to sharpen, as they include a tool for that also.

-- Smitty!!!

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#5 posted 02-01-2010 05:14 PM

Charlie I’ve used the Termite for about 4 years now and I’ve come to one conclusion, You can only use it on green wood, otherwise it WILL break. I’ve bought them from two different companies and both resulted in the same results. They may last a while on softer dry woods, but if you use them on dry Maple, Walnut or Oak they will break. I should have written a review on this a long time ago, I did on the Woodcraft site, but they took it off, too real I guess. Mike

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#6 posted 02-01-2010 05:19 PM

Hmmmm…. good to know, Mike. It will be interesting to see what others have to say.

Smitty: Do you use it on dry hardwoods?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 02-01-2010 05:21 PM

I’ve never had mine break, it probably will now that I’ve said that, I may not use it as much as you though Mike.
knock on wood!!!

-- Smitty!!!

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#8 posted 02-01-2010 05:22 PM

that is all I turn, I have never turned green wood.

-- Smitty!!!

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#9 posted 02-01-2010 05:34 PM

Charlie: I’m not a turner, but at the last woodworking show Craft Supplies had people making pens and they had a new turning tool It looks like it uses Carbide inserts that are present in some of the spiral heads on planers etc. They also have a finisher (this is the tool they were using on the pens) They call it a finishing tool.

It’s not your 20% off place but it’s another option. They have free shipping now.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#10 posted 02-01-2010 05:38 PM

Karson, I’ve been thinking about one of these as well. I like the idea of a replaceable cutter since I am not a big fan of sharpening things. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 02-01-2010 05:49 PM

There video sure makes it look easy.. It looks like it would be easy to make and you can buy carbide inserts for about $3.00 a piece and you can get a couple of different shapes.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#12 posted 02-01-2010 05:51 PM

Here’s some feedback on the Termite Tool: http://www.aawforum.org/vbforum/showthread.php?t=4307

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#13 posted 02-01-2010 06:11 PM

Thanks, Meillie. Now I’m leaning more towards a Hunter-type tool wqith the replaceable cutter.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 02-01-2010 06:15 PM

Charlie,

The tool Karson is referring to is the Easy Rougher and Easy finisher. I purchased one last week and have used them on both dry and green stock and I can tell you that the performance was outstanding. They are extremely easy to use and have a nice weight to them with a longer handle for the leverage you need. I will post a review later this evening on the rougher…

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#15 posted 02-01-2010 06:17 PM

Also, you might want to take a look at the video of it… it really is this easy to use.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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