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Forum topic by Mark posted 09-06-2013 07:44 PM 576 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark

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09-06-2013 07:44 PM

Afternoon all. What do you folks think of Maxwood Turning tools. I recently picked up a New 6 pcs for $80. The edges definably want attention, but I’m kinda concerned if they’re worth having. As I’m a 100% noob to the world of wood turning i thought they’d at least get me going. I know ya can’t expect much for $80 but if they’re complete crap I’ll return ‘em. Thanks Mark

-- Mark


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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 09-06-2013 07:55 PM

While I don’t know about that specific brand, HSS works well but needs sharpened frequently. I have a set of Benjamin's Best HSS and paid even less than that. They work well.

Just make sure you have a decent sharpening station to sharpen your turning tools. Here is what can be done for a little over $100:

Mine:
http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/3179

Gerry (TheDane):
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/45541

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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TerryDowning

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#2 posted 09-06-2013 08:06 PM

What Mike said.

-- - Terry

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Wildwood

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#3 posted 09-06-2013 08:49 PM

Do not like oval skew chisels but, nice set to learn to turn & hone sharpening skills.

http://www.kmstools.com/maxwood-6pc-hss-wood-turning-tool-kit-3748

Good luck with them!

-- Bill

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Mark

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#4 posted 09-08-2013 12:01 AM

Thank you for the response gents.

H. M. Thanks for the reassurance and the links. That’s a cool lookin’ sharpening setup.
Take care all.

-- Mark

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REO

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#5 posted 09-08-2013 01:00 AM

Here is a link for a pictorial to reverse the sander instead of twisting the belt. I did this for HM a while back.

https://www.google.com/url?q=http://lumberjocks.com/topics/48372&sa=U&ei=bssrUoPwM4rdrQGKpoGYBw&ved=0CAoQFjAB&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNGG2jDSjnRTdeIaKl1TcWEJ4NpZoQ

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