Originally Posted by mxzhonkey
Where do youu guys come from. First I had to register to tell you guys this after years of just looking. Second, You can get a good cut out of a carbide bit and it is possible to get a better cut than a diamond bit. I have an Integy Super Auto Lathe. Possibly the best lathe for the money, only 180 bucks. it is not quite as cool as the Hudy auto lathes but is half the price too. it comes with a carbide bit. i used that bit for 3 years before the carbide was gone. and a new bit is only 12 bucks. it takes less than 10 seconds to sharpen the bit with a 6 dollar diamond knife sharpener i bought from Wal-Mart. it took me awhile but i figured out how to sharpen it to get a better cut that i ever got with a diamond bit on several other lathes. if you don't believe me read this http://www.bigjimracing.com/tuningtips.php
the part i want u to read is in the middle some where as why a carbide bit is better than a diamond. and the carbide bit on my lathe cut comms for more than 8 people many running multiple classes and it still lasted 3 years and i only sharpen it once a month and thats when the cuts START to get worn,
if you say so and you like how your motor performs thats all that matters
but i did use the carbide bit and thot it was good(and it looked good like a diamond) but on a closer look it was not.