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Forum topic by bigblockyeti posted 10-08-2014 05:35 PM 1469 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-08-2014 05:35 PM

I’ve been experimenting with power sculpting using my 4 1/2” angle grinder and a 6 tooth “Bad Blade” I purchased from amazon. I like the triple chip grind of the teeth and heft of the plate which allows decent stock removal plunging and sweeping from side to side as pictured in the walnut end grain below. I was considering one of the Arbortech blades, but given the cost I wanted to get some opinions first. Has anyone tried one of the Arbortech blades and one of the Bad Blades?

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#1 posted 10-08-2014 05:47 PM

I have never tried the “Bad Blades”. I use Kutzall wheels on a Dewalt angle grinder. It works awesome for me. I am in the process of making 35 barstools. I tried the King Arthur heads. They worked fine but I didn’t like them as well as the Kutzall heads.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-08-2014 05:59 PM

Kutzall dish wheels are great. Expensive though.


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#4 posted 10-08-2014 06:54 PM

That article makes the Arbortech sound dangerous, but that was quite some time ago too.

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#5 posted 10-09-2014 02:41 PM

The Arbortech are better than the Bad Blade. The round carbide tips give a nice clean cut. It’s certainly more agressive than the Kutzall but each one has it’s place once you use them. The Kutzall leaves a rasp type finish wheras the Arbortech leaves a milled smooth finish. There’s also I’ve also done carving directly on my table saw but I have 45 years of woodworking in commercial shops so there’s tools I’ve used no one would even know about. My philosophy is to maximize the tools you have and not buy more tools you don’t need.

-- Working smarter with less tools is a true crafts person...

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