Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
A hard one...

steve antonucci
>I make my own tools, and I thought it would be cool to get a 1/4" x 2" carbide rod to make cutting bits.

I didn't think it would be this impossible to cut the stuff!

I want to cut it in half, then grind cutting edges. Easier said than done. My Dremel with a cutoff bit was comical, and a hacksaw blade didn't even scratch it. Grinding on my belt sander was also a fruitless waste of my time.

So what do I use to cut carbide?

Steve

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