Originally Posted by GrandeGixxer
The carbide bits work fine. they just wear out faster and do not cut the comm as nice as a diamond bit.
Mostly correct, though I have gotten cuts with carbide bits just as fine as with diamond, but I could only ever get about 20 cuts or so out of a carbide bit before it wore down & dulled, but I've had a diamond bit on my Cobra lathe for well over 6 years(& have literally done hundreds or even over a thousand cuts with it) & it still cuts as well as it did when brand new....
Tamiya TRF417, TA05v.2, TRF211XM, M-05ver.2R, XRAY X12