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Old 10-08-2018, 05:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I just bought the Rikon carbide tool set from Woodcraft. I was wondering if anyone has used these tools and/or any comments about them.


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I have a set that I use exclusively on wood. So far they are holding their edge just fine and doing as well as can be expected from a newbie turner.

I tried them on acrylic and got consistently bad results. That's probably due to me, but nevertheless I don't use them on acrylic any more.
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Stan, what were your results? I had trouble with dimples on acrylic but discovered that I needed to go sloooow on moving the tool across the blank.
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Interesting that they are all round shank. I made one with a round shank and I seldom use it. Having a flat surface on the tool rest just seems to give me better control. The round shank has a tendency to twist sometimes.
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The set I have have a flat section on the bottom to rest on the tool rest but the edges are beveled to allow for different cuts


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OK, I should have looked at the description in more detail.
It looks as though there are 3 sides of a hexagon milled into the bottom. This would give a 30 degree angle on the cutter in both directions. Interesting concept.
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