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Old 05-25-2018, 06:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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How do I hold the carbide cutter straight while I tighten the screw down without damaging the edges of the cutter? Every time I try to tighten the screw the cutter wants to twist sideways.



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I simply hold an edge down on my bench while I tighten the screw. I don't think one touch on a wooden surface is going to dull the cutter.
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Your cutter may be too small for your tool. You can use a small drop of CA to hold the cutter straight.
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I simply hold an edge down on my bench while I tighten the screw. I don't think one touch on a wooden surface is going to dull the cutter.


Never thought of turning the tool sideways on the bench to tighten the screw. That should solve the issue. Thanks!


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I would recommend getting a screw that fits the cutter. The head on the screw in your picture is much too large.
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I just hold a pen blank parrallel with the tool shaft. If you grip, it within an inch or so from the insert, you can control it easily.
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THE BENCH IDEA WORKS OR i TILT IT TO THE LEFT THEN WHEN IT MOVES IT CORRECTS ITSELF.
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I use a round cutter so it's always aligned. (Sorry, couldn't resist.) For a square cutter I use the edge of the bench, too.
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That cutter looks to small for the tool and the screw looks to big.
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I agree with the size thing. I think that may be a pen tool blade on a full sized tool. You probably can use it this way with the tips to get it straight. Once you run out of those blades, get the size to fit your tool and you shouldn't have this problem.


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