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post #1 of 10 Old 05-30-2010, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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I'm looking to buy a narrow parting tool

I've made one out of an old saw blade which can only get about 1/4" into the cut and is still too flexible so I'm looking at buying one. If anyone has any preferences or favorites, pros or cons let me know.

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I can't you there. I've never bought one. I have made 4. My favorite is made from a keyhole saw that I bought from the flea mkt for $1. It does flex so you have to guide it carefully. It is very thin. I can cut to the middle of a 2 to 2 1/2" box with it.
My second favoite is a little thicker and a lot stiffer. It came from a Large Hacksaw blade. It's about 1" wide and 1/16 or more thick. It doesn't flex.
I have a small paring knife that I reground. The blade is only 3 1/2" so it won't go deep. I use it for small stuff.
I have a butcher knife that I reground. It will go much deeper but the kerf is closer to 1/8" wide.
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I'm looking to buy a narrow parting tool

I have the one by Henry Taylor from Craft supply for around 22.00.It is 1 1/2 x 1/16" and works great.Actually I have two of em,but don't ask why. Thats what happens when you split the yr living in two different states and two shops an fergit what you allready have.

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That Henry Taylor one is one I've been looking at and the price certainly is right. John's ideas also got me thinking about an old drywall saw I have which won't even cut drywall anymore. Maybe I've been keeping it around for a reason after all.

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Tim,
Regrind a medium sized stake knife. Very thin kerf and stiff enough to get in deep. One thing, when you use it to part something off, as you start getting deeper in the piece, I would enlarge the kerf just slightly to the waste side to keep from binding the blade.
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I have one by Sorby. Great tool.
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I made one from an old saws all blade.It is over 1/16 thick and does not flex.It's just as good as one bought from a store but about 1/10th the cost.
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I've made one out of an old saw blade which can only get about 1/4" into the cut and is still too flexible so I'm looking at buying one. If anyone has any preferences or favorites, pros or cons let me know.
I make mine out of old file Just cut a V on the edge of the file so that you have a sharp edge That works for me It will not flex
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I've made one out of an old saw blade which can only get about 1/4" into the cut and is still too flexible so I'm looking at buying one. If anyone has any preferences or favorites, pros or cons let me know.
tim hae yon thought about making one out of an old power hacksaw blade i made one 30 years ago and it is still in use
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I also use old sawzall blades. The "axe" sawzall blade makes for a very nice parting tool. A butter knife re-ground works nicely too. I have never bought a thin parting tool, but I have used mine for years without issues.
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