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post #1 of 13 Old 01-03-2012, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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these worth buying?

found these and getting them for 75 bucks. look like a deal to me
whatcha think?
http://chattanooga.craigslist.org/tls/2734477473.html
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I see sets like that a lot. The price seems a bit high, they're nothing real special as far as lathe tools go.

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i picked up an older craftsman spindle gouge at a flea market this summer, it isnt bad, its smaller like mid sized but its not like one youd find at Harbor freight...lol
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I believe those are the non HSS sets. I've purchased sets similar for as little as $25 at the flea mkt. They aren't bad tools they just don't hold an edge as long as HSS and if you blue the edge you take the temper out of it so you have to be really gentle when your grinding them.
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I believe those are the non HSS sets. I've purchased sets similar for as little as $25 at the flea mkt. They aren't bad tools they just don't hold an edge as long as HSS and if you blue the edge you take the temper out of it so you have to be really gentle when your grinding them.
one of the pictures say HSS on them
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I suspect those are carbon steel tools too! Did not see HSS decal or stamp on any of those tools, not saying not there just could not see. Have no problem with carbon tools, but would not give $100 for them, $30-$40 tops.

Few years back saw set of 8 Crown carbon steel tools new in box selling for $78 on E-bay. That set better quality than Craftsman you are looking at.

Think red handle set of 8 almost HSS turning tools from HF selling for $60 new in wood box.

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i apologize to john lucas i was wrong there is no pic saying hss
thanks to all of you for your opinions
ill probably pass on these
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Bob,
you don't necessarily have to pass, just offer the guy less money and see if you can pick them up for 35-40 bucks. At that price you're only at 4-5 dollars each. For that price you can't go wrong. Print out our thread here and show him if that helps.
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I agree with Mike. I have several of the old tools that I use and are quite nice for what I use them for. They just have to be sharpened more often but it's not like you have to stop every 2 minutes and do it. If you can pick them up right you'll use most of them some day. you can regrind some of them and make other tools out of them if necessary.
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found these and getting them for 75 bucks. look like a deal to me
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http://chattanooga.craigslist.org/tls/2734477473.html
If they are like those i tried from sear's i wouldn't have them. They didn't hold a edge. My self i don't own any sears stuff and don't figure to. Good luck You can get some real good stuff better than those . Do a google search for leath tools or go to a turning site and they can get you to the good ones.
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If they are like those i tried from sear's i wouldn't have them. They didn't hold a edge. My self i don't own any sears stuff and don't figure to. Good luck You can get some real good stuff better than those . Do a google search for leath tools or go to a turning site and they can get you to the good ones.
i do have quite a few good ones but i just thought these would be a good addition to what i have
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i do have quite a few good ones but i just thought these would be a good addition to what i have
here is a web page of good tool's . Mine are richard sorby and henry taylor they cost a little but they keep the edge on. the link

http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/st...dle_Tools?Args=

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Robert,
You can't have too many tools!
I think the concensus is that you can find better/cheaper...
I've a bunch of cheap carbon steel turning tools that came as a gift with the lathe...
They are great for specialty grinds and shapes, IMHO.
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