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Subject:
Re: How thick a shaving
Response To:
Re: How thick a shaving ()

Steve D, CT
Derek said
Rob's main/only method for controlling tearout is to take ultra thin shavings. He does occasionally use a scraper or a backbevel for a high cutting angle, but rejects a closed up chipbreaker.

I was trying to clarify that since it suggests that heavy shavings with a close chipbreaker without tearout are an option. I agree that the chipbreaker limits depth. I can probably go up to .004-.006 shavings with a tight breaker but that is a push.

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