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Old 03-08-2015, 06:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
Frog Morton
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Originally Posted by edohmann View Post
Switching to carbide certainly made the hobby much more enjoyable for me.

This is a key statement, in my opinion. I think carbide tools are perfect for those just getting started, as they allow someone to focus on the actual turning, as opposed to also worrying about proper individual tool technique and sharpening skills.

It's wonderful if someone would like to take on all of that at once, but being able to jump straight into turning with carbide tools is also wonderful, and allows more people to enjoy the hobby.
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