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Old 07-14-2017, 05:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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PSI has a disc system that mounts on your lathe.
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I bought the PSI sharpener. It works great for sanding but is not very good for sharpening. It's hard to hold a tool to get a proper Edge. My advice is spend the money and get a quality sharpening system.
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so you are saying you NEVER have to sharpen carbide? Or do you just replace the tips?
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You can use a diamond hone to sharpen somewhat. or just replace.
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so you are saying you NEVER have to sharpen carbide? Or do you just replace the tips?
When it starts to dull you first rotate the cutter to a fresh edge. When all sides are dulling you then either sharpen them with a diamond hone or you buy and replace the cutter. My experience has been sharpening them is OK.

I started with HSS 9 years ago. A few years ago I bought a set of EWT carbide at an estate sale. I used them for a while but went back to my HSS. I still have the carbide but rarely use them.
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