Awesome find! Awesome price #3 - Rikon Carbide Lathe Tools

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Blog entry by Doug posted 03-09-2021 02:07 AM 781 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

HOOOWDY! As Minnie Pearl used to say.

This time the awesome find was a set of Rikon carbide lathe tools.

Here is how much they cost when they were new.

The awesome price I paid was $60.00. This was great because I’ve been in need of some turning tools ever since I bought my Grizzly lathe (T25926 – I bought it on sale and it came with a free extension). You can see it being assemble here.

If you own a set of these I’d like to know what you think of them. Do you think I got a good deal?

Thanks for looking! Take care.

-- Doug

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#1 posted 04-09-2021 12:06 PM


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#2 posted 04-18-2021 03:48 AM

I bought a set of Rikon 70-800 on sale for $149. Really nice set of carbide turning tools. Like them a lot. Easy to change shafts. I went and got the 6” extension handle, steel counter weight and a extra shaft (so I can have four different tips readily available). I do plan on getting the paisley and finger nail tips. The shafts seem to glide across the tool rest smoother than the other turning tools I have.

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#3 posted 04-18-2021 01:45 PM

Mads – Wooow is right! Thanks for looking. Take care.

WoodenDreams – I’m thankful that I was able to get them at such a good price. Thanks for you input and feedback. Take Care.

-- Doug

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#4 posted 04-18-2021 09:48 PM


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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