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Re: New carving bits

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


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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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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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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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alpineart wrote: May 19th, 2017, 7:38 am After test driving a terrier bit a couple of weeks ago I decided to check out Bonsaisensations range of cutters . I had tried to locate Teins nursery on my last trip to Melb' but with no directions I didn't make it . A quick Phone call after locating his site on Ausbonsai , the selection was made and they were posted off arriving yesterday . P1120784.JPGP1120786.JPG

Being a chippy I have purchased and used plenty of different shaping and carving bits and look forward to putting these puppies to the test next week on a couple of big trunks which are i need of some serious work . My next trip will include a visit to Bonsaisensation and a chat with the man himself . I don't need any more tree's but you never know .

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Hi Alpine,

Can you recommend which ones are essential? I can't justify buying them all but have an old Plum that needs some big carving done. Was thinking maybe the number 6 and the number 3. Do you think this would be suitable for removing bulk wood then detailing with the number 6?

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Hi Luke , mate they all have ideal jobs from bulk material removal to detailing .

The 2 rounded cutter eat softwood with ease the 35mm 8 toothed larger cutter was my favourite for bulk removal at any speed , the smallest cutter is great for detailing and smaller area removal .

Can't fault any of these and I was tough on trunks , take care which ever cutter you choose , safety first .

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I Purchased the smaller one for Dremel and found it to be a very useful and easy to use tool. great for tidying up after rough work and for accessing deeper down into holes or trunks etc.

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Turns out my dremmel won't take 5mm shaft bits.

I cant justify buying a die grinder for the 2 or 3 trees I may use it on so wondering if there is another solution.

Could I use this larger chuck in the dremmel?
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Luke308 wrote: July 15th, 2020, 9:51 pm Turns out my dremmel won't take 5mm shaft bits.

I cant justify buying a die grinder for the 2 or 3 trees I may use it on so wondering if there is another solution.

Could I use this larger chuck in the dremmel?Screenshot_20200715-211751_Chrome.jpg
Nevermind - I bit the bullet and bought a die grinder on ebay for next to nothing.
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Re: New carving bits

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I have the dremel chuck and found it quite useful. There are certain bits that have the smaller shaft which means i don't have to change collets.
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