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alternatives to carbide cutters 8587

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Re: alternatives to carbide cutters
« Reply #60 on: June 05, 2020, 03:25:00 AM »
Funny thing is, I had just put in an order for parts for my lathe from littlemachineshop. They just got back in stock the live center I want, but I’m waiting for those cutters to come in stock before I place another order :)

In the meantime I did buy a 10 pack of carbide cutters off the bay of e, just because they’re cheap.

Charles.
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Re: alternatives to carbide cutters
« Reply #61 on: June 06, 2020, 01:48:59 AM »
Funny thing is, I had just put in an order for parts for my lathe from littlemachineshop. They just got back in stock the live center I want, but I’m waiting for those cutters to come in stock before I place another order :)

In the meantime I did buy a 10 pack of carbide cutters off the bay of e, just because they’re cheap.

Charles.

Chopper, you mind PMing me the listing you used?
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Re: alternatives to carbide cutters
« Reply #62 on: June 06, 2020, 06:33:28 AM »
Lemme get them in and see if they fit first, and if they do then I'll post the info.

Charles.
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Re: alternatives to carbide cutters
« Reply #63 on: June 07, 2020, 03:02:50 PM »
Definitely an improvement, much better performance in stranded wire. Still not as good as the cutters in my Rebar but at least I’m not afraid to use them now.

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So, there's a chance I'll get a CenterDrive after all... :think: :tu:
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Re: alternatives to carbide cutters
« Reply #64 on: June 08, 2020, 03:16:41 PM »
Everything else about the CD is great. Especially if you swap in an MP600 saw blade holder instead of the goofy serrated blade and ineffective "awl" with no cutting surface. (It's just a punch, suitable for leather and nothing more. It can't ream out a hole and you can't sew with it)

Charles.
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Re: alternatives to carbide cutters
« Reply #65 on: June 09, 2020, 09:30:23 PM »
So far, I've found these carbide inserts, which are significantly thicker and more robust than the stock inserts:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/180670416846

They're still carbide, but being thicker means they're less likely to shatter. I did cut some hard wire with them, and had no chipping. They *feel* beefier and more robust, they're far heavier than the stock cutters as well. Not sure what any of the acronyms mean, but they fit and worked in my Center Drive. I cut coat hanger wire and thin stranded wire with no problems.

Charles.
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Re: alternatives to carbide cutters
« Reply #66 on: July 11, 2020, 12:09:46 AM »
The littlemachineshop has the HSS cutters in stock again. They work great!
Bob
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Re: alternatives to carbide cutters
« Reply #67 on: July 11, 2020, 01:50:02 AM »
The littlemachineshop has the HSS cutters in stock again. They work great!
Bob
I used the HSS inserts to snip some old telephone house wire today. Worked great!


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