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Forum topic by Noab posted 12-22-2010 07:59 PM 2678 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Noab

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12-22-2010 07:59 PM

Can carbide tools be sharpened in the hope shop?


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#1 posted 12-22-2010 11:14 PM

I am also curious about sharpening carbide tools. I have always sharpened my carbide saw blades with a diamond wheel on a ‘foredom’ hand piece. I did it under a loupe so that I could see what I was doing. A few years ago when I was looking for carbide lathe tools the ‘wisdom’ was that they wouldn’t be sharp enough. I think that has been proven incorrect. I made a turning tool from a metal lathe carbide cutter and the chipping you mentioned was a problem. What are the techniques used by the ‘professionals’. We didn’t get to where we are in our ‘home shops’ sending everything out to be done by the pros. I think the definition of professional is one who is made for service, not one who has a monopoly on skill. We all like to broaden our skill base through knowledge. Don’t mean to be preachy, just an idea.

-- so much wood, so little time

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#2 posted 12-23-2010 11:35 PM

Your point is well taken, especially on the expensive high tolerance tools. Perhaps the wood turning tools are a bit less demanding.

-- so much wood, so little time

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