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Harry Wilkes13/03/2019 11:52:01
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Wouldn't be without my tangential tool , one of the great benefits for me is the ease the tool bit can be sharpened ! Like at lot of members of this forum I wear exspensive glasses so not to keen on spending much time on the grinder.


Vic13/03/2019 14:11:00
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Another nice thing is the speed and ease of setting it to centre height.


Jon13/03/2019 18:58:31
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With tipped you dont have to keep faffing about setting heights.
Which comes in handy working from a zero, hss wears a lot more rapid than carbide and would need a couple of touch ups just in the roughing stage followed by another for finishing, thats 3 losses.

Havent used a tangential since 1992, great for learning with but limited use.
Lastly i would question the quality of any hss available the last 21 years unless i have been unlucky trying to sift the remotist of quality from any where.
No problem with old Eclipse HSS 5% Cobalt think thats all i have left from Graham Eng having junked the chinese trash which are like butter, slightest touch and too far gone.

Vic13/03/2019 19:18:06
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You’re a professional machinist though Jon, I guess most of us on here are hobbyists so spending a couple of seconds setting a tool is no big deal, we do it for fun not a living.

duncan webster15/03/2019 00:14:24
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Posted by John Haine on 13/03/2019 09:47:10:
Posted by duncan webster on 12/03/2019 23:20:14:

........ I'm going to make one for my little Cowells in the fairly near future


Duncan, this might be interesting if you haven't seen it - for the Unimat rather than Cowells but similar size.

Thanks John, that looks just the thing. I might even have a bit of cast iron lurking under the bench to make it out of, but I'll need to mout an expedition, workshop is a bit of a tip at the moment. The swing over the saddle on the Cowells is 2" (at least mine is), so I think I make it a tad shorter, but otherwise it's all there

Thanks again

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