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3183Re: [mlathemods] Flat or raked part off tools?

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  • James Early
    Jul 2, 2010
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      If you use the modern "T" style blade you can run them flat front or back.
      If you use the antique style blades that most suppliers sell to the novices
      you need the angle just to make them cut.

      Long Beach, CA

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      From: "squidsrus85" <squidsrus85@...>
      To: <mlathemods@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 2:27 PM
      Subject: [mlathemods] Flat or raked part off tools?

      > Hi All,
      > Many years back I made a few reverse mounted part off tool holders for
      > 1/2" x 3/32" HSS part off blades for the BD920 lathes.
      > Which is the better idea for a small lathe, a flat (zero) back rake or the
      > common 5deg.?
      > The flat one is easier to set up after sharpening, but the raked one will
      > probably cut better.
      > I want to add one to a newer lathe and I only have raked ones left, so I
      > guess I will start there. But, would love to hear suggestions.
      > Thanks
      > Dave
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