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coachmancuso

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06-12-2014 01:08 AM

Has anyone bought and or used Capt eddie castelin turning carbide tools? What did you think?

-- Coach Mancuso


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TheDane

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#1 posted 06-12-2014 01:19 AM

Yes … I have purchased both bars and cutters from Captain Eddie, then turned my own handles.

I have been perfectly satisfied with everything I have gotten from Eddie. He is a straight-up businessman, answers the phone if you call with a question or problem, ships promptly, and has great prices.

His tools don’t have the fit/finish that EWT tools have, but the business end is where the rubber meets the road and Eddie’s tools are just fine there.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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bondogaposis

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#2 posted 06-12-2014 01:49 AM

Price is great, you can’t beat it. His tools don’t have the fit and finish of the way more expensive brand names, but they are every bit as functional and I like making my own handles to suit me. I never had any problems ordering from him and he ships fast. I highly recommend.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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socrbent

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#3 posted 06-12-2014 02:01 AM

I have the same feelings about Captain Eddies products. The 4 bars and cutters I purchased are solid performers at a great price.

-- socrbent Ohio

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Gixxerjoe04

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#4 posted 06-12-2014 02:16 AM

I got some last week but just got around to kinda using them tonight. Seem to work good, and considering i got 2, 1/2inch bars and 4 different cutters, 3 of each for the price of one of the regular size EWT, was def worth it.

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tomd

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#5 posted 06-12-2014 02:32 AM

I make my own bars and handles but I’ve bought a lot of his cutters, can’t beat his price.

-- Tom D

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coachmancuso

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#6 posted 06-12-2014 10:42 AM

Tom will you share how to make the bars?

-- Coach Mancuso

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Wildwood

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#7 posted 06-12-2014 11:09 AM

Coach, if watch Capt Eddie’s videos tells you what you need and shows how to make your own tools!

-- Bill

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TheDane

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#8 posted 06-12-2014 01:31 PM

Coach … I bought one bar from Eddie and made the rest myself, using his as a model.

I just used a 1/2” mild steel bar (available at Menards and probably other home centers), drilled a hole in one end and tapped it for a #10-24 machine screw.

On the grinder, I relieved the underside to give me some clearance below the cutter. I ground a ‘seat’ that keeps the square cutter from turning but I have noticed lately that Eddie isn’t grinding a seat on his Blue package. Instead, he puts a drop of CA on top of the bar under the cutter. When he wants to change the cutter, he heats it up a bit and the CA just lets go. I haven’t tried this yet, but I have seen Eddie discuss it in some of his UStream live shows.

I chose to round the handle end of the bar to fit a 1/2” hole, but most guys just knock the corners off the bar, drill a 5/8” hole and seat the bar in the handle with epoxy. Note: Make sure the bottom of the hole is filled with epoxy … a void in the handle can cause vibration/chatter.

Sorry for the picture quality, but I think you can get the idea:

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Bill White

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#9 posted 06-12-2014 01:46 PM

Capt. Eddie is a straight up fellow. Good value. Great service.
I recently finished the Blue 2 package handles. Can’t beat the deal.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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steve_in_ohio

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#10 posted 06-12-2014 05:47 PM

I recently bought 4 of his carbide turning tools and I love them, they work wonderful and there is no sharpening needed. Great tools for the price

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Julian

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#11 posted 06-12-2014 06:34 PM

I have purchased 2 bars and several carbide cutters from Capt. Eddie. Agree with what everyone else stated.
The cost of buying a bar with 3 carbide cutters is so much cheaper than buying an already made tool.

-- Julian

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Don Thur

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#12 posted 08-11-2014 08:54 PM

You could also check out www.knotsburls.com/kiliantools for top quality nanograde carbide cutters.

-- Don

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Bill White

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#13 posted 08-11-2014 09:32 PM

Can’t speak for the kilian tools, but I’m supporting a feller who gives me a value, videos which are a big help, and personal service.
Capt. Eddie ROCKS big time.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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coachmancuso

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#14 posted 08-11-2014 11:08 PM

I have purchased some of Captain Eddies carbide tools . I really like them! Also watch him on ustream.tv wed at 7cst and Sat 2 cst Live it is a great show!

-- Coach Mancuso

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Ron Ford

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#15 posted 08-18-2014 12:28 AM

Cap’n Eddie is a straight-up guy and his products are well worth the money. If you haven’t seen them before, be sure and go to YouTube and subscribe to his many, many helpful videos.

Ron

-- Once in awhile I make something really great. Most days I just make sawdust.

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