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Old 11-29-2017, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I need advice on purchasing carbide turning tools. I have seen posts previously but cant seem to find them. I would like to purchase from a member. I have my first large order and need more quality tools, I don't want to be constantly sharpening!
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Old 11-29-2017, 06:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Old 11-29-2017, 07:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Another member sells carbide tools also .... hanau is his member name, I believe.
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You may see a trend here. I use hanauís carbide tool as well.

Could not be happier.
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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T. Shadow T. Shadow & Co. LLC is a member here who has carbide tools in a variety of shapes and sizes. My favorite is his Magical Skew DELUXE MAGICAL SKEW - T. Shadow & Co. LLC that allows you to use the tool like a scraper or like a skew. Great folks to deal with.
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I've been pleased with my tools from hanau (John Austin), good value. I am, however, intrigued by Bob's Magical Skew.

My current preference is to rough with John's "finisher" (round), and finish with a HHS skew in scraping mode--haven't sanded any wooden blanks since I got the hang of that. But I can't seem to get the hang of using a skew as a skew!!

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Old 11-30-2017, 01:36 AM   #8 (permalink)
 
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Another vote for Hanau (John)

I asked a LOT of questions before I bought anything.
I did a lot of research before I invested my money too.
I'd put John's tools up against any of the big boys like EWT.

I am not paid for saying this, although it would be nice to.
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:55 AM   #9 (permalink)
 
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Donít forget to get a diamond sharpening stone if you donít already have one. Carbide inserts are easy to sharpen and can be done several times before you need to buy a new insert.
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Another vote for Hanau (John)

I own 5 of his tools, one is a fully custom cutter. Love them all.
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