Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: clinton township, michigan
I have tried a easywood tools square carbide roughing chisel with a slight radius and was immediatly sold on the concept. I could not believe how fast it removed material and it did not beat me up or present fear of major catches. It is used flat on the rest and paralell to the floor so all of the energy is transfered to the rest. There is a learning curve to these tools as they work better at a higher rpm or speed. What a lot of people don't know is the insert can be sharpened on a fine diamond hone. After trying one of their tools I started making my own tools as I do not have a large tool budget and I have to stretch my dollars. It is a good thing that you first learned with traditional tools. Another cool thing about the easy wood tools is that you don't have to concentrate on tool angle and rubbing the bevel and you can just concentrate on the project form. They are fast, and easy to learn to use. Hunter makes some carbide tools and may have been one of the originators, But their inserts are cupped and cannot be sharpened and must be replaced when dull. ewt are flat and can be sharpened on the flat. I still use traditional tools, just not as much.
clinton township, mi. without wood their is no woodworking, mill it.