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Can you believe on 5 more days left in August! As @Charles Nicholls posted in another forum, we hope everyone along the Gulf coast stays safe from the impending hurricane. Our Patriot Turners- @Jim from Easy Wood Tools alerted me to a couple of very good articles on carbide tools and carbide cutters. The post and the PDF files of the articles are located here- That post tied in well with a question raised by @PostalTom. Tom was asking us what/why the difference between a carbide hollowing tool and a carbide finishing tool. Several of our turners offe
When Rockler came out with their version of these tools, I'd never seen one before, I like the idea. I waited until they were on sale and got the set of 3 for small for mini lathes. I do use them a lot and like them. They have a lot of great qualities and can be rotated for another cutting surface. I also resharpen mine on a diamond hone. I do not have a parting tool with a carbide head. That may be my next purchase. I still use some of my HSS tool, but not much. If you were to rate the carbide cutting tools on a 1 to 10 scale (10 is tops) what would your rating be?