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these any good?

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/tls/2547666145.html

The guy didnt know if they were HSS or not. I cant find any info out there other then knowing HD carrys their carving tools.

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It appears that it should be an 8 pc set sale price 104.00 http://www.rockler.com/findit.cfm?page=682

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Personally, I wouldn't waste my money. Unless you're just looking for some cheap tools to practice sharpening on.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Home Depot once carried a set of Buck brothers tools for $30. Rockler and few others sell them for $104. Craigslist and E-bay carry them from time to time. Watch out for words like vintage and antique tool sets. We are talking about carbon steel tools.

Better off paying few more dollars buying almost HSS tools from Harbor freight and Penn State. HF has a carbon tool set that normally sell for about $9.

Good quality carbon steel tools sell for same price as HSS tools. Not sure there is a vendor here in US that carries any from the main suppliers of turning tools like Ashley Iles, Henry Taylor, Crown, Cherry Tree, and Diefenbacker.

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Those are excellent tools. My best friend turned with them for 40 years and still does. He has HSS tools and used them but still uses a lot of the Buck Bros. tools. Sure they are carbon steel and you need to sharpen them more often but they are decent tools.
I would not pay much for them because you can buy HSS tools pretty cheap. Some of the cheap HSS tools won't an edge any longer than the Buck Bros. I think they would be worth $35 to $50.
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