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#1 posted 05-05-2017 11:20 AM

I find the angle isn’t all that critical, lower for softer woods, higher for harder woods. (carving tools, chisels and plane irons) If the tool is cutting sweet, I will match the angle. if not I will bump it up or down a little.

lathe tools run about 40-50 degrees unless it’s a scraper then about 80,

I never take time to measure. it is about getting the work done, not about making the tools perfect

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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