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Old 05-26-2018, 11:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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That is just about the angle that I like mine. I do not like holding cutting tools (chisels) straight on, particularly in finishing.

Over the years when I have had to align something without a jig or seat for something to "sit in", I would back the item (in this case the insert) counter clockwise about 15 and then tighten. It would tighten at the spot needed; if not re-try with a + or - of a degree or two.

However, laying against the bench for this situation is probably the best. This forum is full of people with insight into problem solving!
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Old 05-26-2018, 01:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The cutter and the screw are correct.
That bar will accept 15mm square and radiused cutters as well as 16 & 18 mm round
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Old 05-26-2018, 02:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Magicbob View Post
The cutter and the screw are correct.
That bar will accept 15mm square and radiused cutters as well as 16 & 18 mm round
Magicbod is correct. I have no issue with the screw at all. The screw size is fine. I simply laid the tool on its side then tightened the screw down. Work out just fine.
BOB..... I used the tool for the first time last night and and again this cuts GREAT!
I did not mention the tool brand in my first posting because it was not important to my question.
I would HIGHLY recommend the T SHADOW line of tools to anyone.
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Old 05-26-2018, 03:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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In the long run if you wish to persist with this smaller cutter size make another tool that fits all round. Or buy one.

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Old 05-26-2018, 08:48 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by tbfoto View Post
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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