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post #1 of 7 Old 11-30-2011, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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Carbide Tipped Chisel Sharpening

I recently picked up a few older Craftsman carbide tipped lathe tools for a couple bucks. I have a spindle gouge, skew and scraper. I'm wonder do you sharpen these tools as you would any HSS tool? Or?
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Use a diamond hone for touching up carbide. Even the cheap Chinese diamond hones are flat.

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any certain grit? or work through the grits if you buy a set of hones?
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Other than the flat hones, and the ones that look like tongue depressors, some gunsmithing tools have round and half round tools.
http://www.riflemagazine.com/catalog...bcategoryid=68








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You need something like this, touch up stones are just that for touch ups. Eventually you will need to grind the carbide tips.

http://www.warburtons.com.au/p-604-g...n-carbide.aspx

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Here's some good deals on carbide wheels. Those wheels used to cost a bunch when they came out, but now they're down to $20 in some cases.:


http://www.bing.com/shopping/search?...FORM=HURE#x0y0


I use diamond wheels mostly, using the green wheels for hogging. I usually use 60-100 grit for roughing, shaping, and finish up with 300-1000 grit. Depends on what the tool is used for.

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Wow I've never seen craftsman tools with carbide tips. Are you sure they aren't High Speed steel.
Anyway it requires a special carbide grinding wheel. Mine is green I don't know if they all are. Or you can use diamond hones that you can get at a lot of hardware stores. I use the E-Z lap paddles. You can also get them at Knife stores or Woodcraft.
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