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bues0022

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1108 days ago

I’m making a rocking chair, and the plans call for a carbide burr carving donut-shaped disc for a 4” angle grinder made by kutzall. The problem is that I can’t really seem to find it. I can only find it to order straight from the company at full retail, and I was hoping someone might know of a better location to pick one up. For example, are there any “off” brands that will work equally well that I should be looking at? Currently, only 2” ones have been popping up on my google searches. Would a Rocker or Woodcraft sell this tool? If it’s going to be $60 anyway, I’d rather pick it up (I’m in Minneapolis area) than have to get it shipped. Thanks for any insight.

Also, from Kutzall, they have a 4”, or 4.5” – which one should I be looking at getting and why?

-- Ryan -- Maple Grove, MN


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#1 posted 1108 days ago

Hi Ryan,
Dura Grit and Kutzall both make what you want. Look at Lee Valley under power carving, I didn’t look at the prices, but that’s where I got my Kutzall. You can also type in Dura Grit or Kutzall in the E-Bay search bar and see all kinds of offers. The one I bought is very agressive, great tool. If you have a 4” angle grinder the obvious choice would be a 4” tool. My 4” does a good job, but there is still sanding work to be done when you get the basic shape you want.
Jack

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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Lee Barker

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#2 posted 1108 days ago

Hi Ryan—I got mine and Highland Woodworking and it’s a wonderful tool, high quality, and because the teeth are conical and vertical it’s fairly easy to control. $55 to $60 plus shpng. I’m not much help in the bargain search.

I also bought two of the short fellas (2 different grits) with a 1/4 shaft to put in my air die grinder and those were really helpful in the shaping of the arm to leg and leg to rocker joints where the doughnut just wouldn’t work.

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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bues0022

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#3 posted 1108 days ago

I’ll look into both suggestions. Thanks guys! Lee-good tip on the smaller shapers, I didn’t think about that (and haven’t even read that far to know what I’m up against). Which one did you find most useful?

-- Ryan -- Maple Grove, MN

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#4 posted 1106 days ago

I’m about to order, but I have another question. I’m about 90% confident my angle grinder is a 4 1/2”, but it seems as though most of these donut conical-burr wheels are 4”. I can get the 4.5”, but it’s an extra $10. Is there a downside to running a smaller/larger disc? I’m leaning towards the smaller one to save a few bucks, but I don’t mind spending $10 as long as there’s a reason for it.

-- Ryan -- Maple Grove, MN

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