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Re: New carving bits

Postby alpineart » May 26th, 2017, 8:11 am

While the verdicts in on these I haven't actually done any serious carving , however I did test these using a 500watt variable speed die grinder and 140watt multi tool .

Unlike previous carvers I have used , the extra teeth on these work far superior in both directions through knots , with the grain and against it , all where used on dried juniper trunks . More control and no chatter even at low speeds which gave me more control over the tool and less risk of any mistakes or possible injuries . I like the fact that low speed work is as easy as high speeds .

I give these a 10/10 , look forward to finding the time for some serious carving .

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Re: New carving bits

Postby Jhalkhoree » May 29th, 2017, 8:55 pm

For those looking for well priced carving tools, try the Kutzall burrs from excaliburtools.com.au
I have not tried them myself but I have got their carving disc which I use for wood carving and believe me they work wonders.

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Re: New carving bits

Postby alpineart » May 30th, 2017, 6:02 am

Hi Jhalkhoree , Mate burrs pale in comparison to cutter/carvers , they are designed for smoothing and finishing work be it timber , steel or whatever . These toothed types of cutters are designed for removing large amounts of material in a short period .

Yes you can use burrs for carving but I would be there for a month of Sundays carving the trunks I have here , don't have that much spare time .

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Re: New carving bits

Postby davidhsyd » May 30th, 2017, 6:39 am

I'm stocking the nibbler bits here in Oz if anyone wants one


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Re: New carving bits

Postby Sammy D » May 30th, 2017, 6:48 pm

I have wanted a die grinder and some decent carving bits for a while. I have used the dremel with a router bit although its ok it does not remove enough wood. After seeing this post i orded some toys. Well today was my second birthday for the year :tu: i have to say works very well. Moves a lot of wood fast.


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Re: New carving bits

Postby SteveL » June 11th, 2017, 7:58 pm

Hi Alpineart, thanks for the info. I only have a bit of carving to do so I don't want to buy a die grinder - do you know if these bits work in an electric drill?
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Re: New carving bits

Postby alpineart » June 18th, 2017, 10:07 am

Hi Steve , sorry about the late reply , mate i have used them in a drill and they are a bit tricky to handle . A drill is not well balance for the job but on high speed if you dont push the cutters too hard they certainly will handle the task . The minimum speed on the variable die grinder is 9000 rpm my drill is 2800 rpm , the mini cutter would be the better option in a drill .

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