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#1 posted 08-30-2016 09:08 AM

These guys pretty well covered it. Carbide is harder and will keep it’s edge longer. There’s always a trade-off though and in the case of carbide, it’s sharpness. Because it’s so hard, it’s also brittle and the grain structure prevents getting as close to a zero-radius edge as HSS.

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