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Old 05-22-2004, 10:24 AM   #1
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Does anyone were I could get a carbide lathe bit sharpened?
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Does anyone were I could get a carbide lathe bit sharpened?
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a machine shop would do it for free probably. just take the whole lathe and show them what its for and they'll probably be digging on the size of it.
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I use a diamond file/sharpener with a 220 grit. A couple of passes should sharpen it just fine.
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TC3er;

A Diamond file will work with some effort.

I have a "Green" wheel for my Grinder that is designed to sharpen Carbide tool bits. To get the best cut possible, they should also be honed on a Diamond wheel.

Best yet is to buy some extras from a tooling company (McMaster Carr is one). You will need to determine which style of bit is used in your Lathe when ordering.
A standard 1/4" Carbide bit (brazed tip) is about $5 usd.
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A Diamond file will work with some effort.

I have a "Green" wheel for my Grinder that is designed to sharpen Carbide tool bits. To get the best cut possible, they should also be honed on a Diamond wheel.

Best yet is to buy some extras from a tooling company (McMaster Carr is one). You will need to determine which style of bit is used in your Lathe when ordering.
A standard 1/4" Carbide bit (brazed tip) is about $5 usd.
I use a diamond file too. It is about $19 from Mcmaster. It would be nice to have a grinder just like pops, but I don't.


The lathe bits you can get from Mcmaster has the stock "rounded" point too.
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Since we're on the subject, does anyone know good places to get my diamond bit sharpened?
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If you dull an diamond bit you can use a dimanond powder treated tool i guess to sharpen it but I think once you chip a diamond bit you can't get it sharpened
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You might check this place out.... They do a good job....

http://www.carterdiamond.com
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Here is a list of some places in Orlando to try. Try a phone book also. Telephones still work ya know. I cant remember what for tho anymore.

ACTION BOLT & TOOL CO
2113 SOUTH DIVISION AVE
ORLANDO, FL 32805

CAMERON & BARKLEY CO
3024 SHADER ROAD
ORLANDO, FL 32808

MSC IND SUPPLY ORLANDO
8249 PARKLINE BLVD
ORLANDO, FL 32809
407-851-8089 TEL
407-855-3676 FAX

SMITH HAMILTON - SAW SERVICE
4930 OLD WINTER GARDEN RD
ORLANDO, FL 32811
407-295-2172 TEL

PREFERRED INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS
5364 TRIBUNE DR
ORLANDO, FL 32812
407-273-0084 TEL
407-249-9217 FAX
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To get my carbide bits sharpened, I have to walk ALL the way across the street to my neighbor's house. UHHHHH! What a pain! And he even does them for free!
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Make sure you sharpen the right angles or you will need to have some spare bits. Not that it costs you an arm and a leg anyway.
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