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Old 09-16-2016, 08:41 AM   #31 (permalink)
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the shank on the Magical Skew is Hex shaped not square
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Old 05-11-2018, 10:16 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I will look into those.

It seems like I am hearing that either the square or the round head can be used start to finish?
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Old 05-11-2018, 11:40 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by DennisM View Post
I will look into those.

It seems like I am hearing that either the square or the round head can be used start to finish?
I've been using mine for over a year now, haven't touched my HSS tools since. It really is a pen turning machine, at least for me. The hefty metal handle is top quality--it's a really beefy tool.

I alternate between cutting and scraping as I see fit. With a reasonably sharp cutter I can easily leave a finish on plastic blanks that require little to no sanding.

I'm sure a tool with a round shaft could also be used this way, but as Bob says, the hex shaft gives you an easily indexed and repeatable angle. If you want to scrape, simply hold the tool flat to the work.

I highly recommend the R2 cutter--it is what I use start to finish, but it will also take square and round cutters.

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