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#1 posted 08-30-2016 04:32 AM

carbide tools, or get a CBN

- eflanders

Given an either or … CBN. I like carbide for roughing and for very hard, abrasive, woods like ipe, cumaru; they are also good for brass and aluminum. But you’ll get a better finish with steel tools and gouges are faster at roughing than carbide, imo.

-- Rick M,

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