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Forum topic by mel52 posted 11-25-2018 06:21 PM 910 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-25-2018 06:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question lathe turning

When I started turning I bought a set of the middle sized carbide turning tools from Rockler. Have since mainly evolved to traditional tools. I still do use carbide at times. My granddaughter would like to try turning and the carbide tools are easier to use as a starting point. My question is that I have sharpened them a few times and was going to buy new inserts. Noticed that they are up around 30 bucks when everyone else’s are in the mid teens for there’s. Does anyone out there know of any manufactures out there that might fit mine or will I need to tweak my handle set-up to get a different one to fit. I can still sharpen mine a couple more times. Just curious in case I ever need to replace them. Thanks

-- MEL, Kansas

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#1 posted 11-25-2018 11:50 PM

I’m not an expert on carbide but from my uses AZCarbide is as good as any others I have used.
They have a chart showing cross reference to most carbide tool maker inserts.
I didn’t see any no where close to $30 except for the 10 packs.

If you don’t see yours listed give them a call or email.

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#2 posted 11-26-2018 12:41 AM

+1 for AZ Carbide I dont use the carbide tools too much, but Ive got replacements from AZ Carbide for very reasonable price. Square cutters for about 8 bucks and round for about 11. You just have to measure your cutters and match up the ones from AZ Carbide.

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#3 posted 11-26-2018 02:24 AM

Thanks Lee and LeeMills. I will give this company a look and see what comes up. Thanks again.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#4 posted 11-26-2018 11:45 AM

I don’t know what sizes you need but I get my inserts from
Best prices and good quality. I made a set of 3 full size tools using handles I turned for under $100.00

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#5 posted 11-26-2018 03:43 PM

Let’s not forget the Cap’n:


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#6 posted 11-28-2018 04:01 AM

Thanks everyone for all the info. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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