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Posted on DELTA WINs -- RIKON Mini Lathe Model 70-100 or the DELTA 46-460 ????

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#1 posted 12-11-2012 07:19 PM

Mike, for chisels I’d stay with steel over carbide. The advantages are that they sharpen easier even though they need to be sharpened often, all chisels need to be sharpened often though, carbide is just harder on your gear. The only carbide I’d use is for interior of a vase or something that has a limited access hole. Then you need a small tip on an elaborate neck and carbide works well.
HSS uses M2 steel which has a Molybdenum base for high speed, which means it won’t break down under heat by friction as much as A2 steel will.

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