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#1 posted 02-14-2017 12:34 PM

I have been considering carbide tools what are the minimum tools I would need to get started. I looked at the grinder, it is a nice one. can you use the sharpening jigs with it

- Karda

If you want to try carbide tools look at rockler. They have a set of three “mini” carbides which they sell for $189 however if you are patient they go on sale for $99. I watched this happen twice and the second time i jumped on it. Later i added a fourth tool the SR1 which is a small portion of a 2 in radius. So far i have learned i can do a lot with the carbides and i love them but i still use my other tools frequently. I probably need more technique and prractice but i still find it easuer to rough with a roughing gouge and roll beads with gouge. The carbides are really good for scraping cuts. I sometimes do my final passes with them to smooth things out.

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