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Bits for power carving

Discussion in 'Carving Forum: Hand, Power, & Chainsaw Carving' started by gman2431, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. gman2431

    gman2431 Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    So I just bought a flex shaft and am now looking at bits .

    For just starting out, what would you all recommend?

    I'm sure some carbide burrs of some sort are in order but also see all these other products .

    Any help is appreciated!!
     
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    Wish I had an answer for you but I am still in the " oh my God there are a lot of choices" stage and I really need to decide what type of carving I am going to do the most of so I get the right stuff.
    Sorry I can't be of any help
    Dave
     
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    gman2431 Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Ive got some ideas but sometimes my ideas turn into expensive mistakes... Lol!
     
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    rocky1 Creator of Shavings and Sawdust! Full Member

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    I picked up a nice little 8 piece set of carbides on Amazon cheap awhile back. I'll try and remember to look them up for you this evening and get a link.
     
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    gman2431 Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Thanks rock .They good size bits or more for detailing work? I'm looking to do more removal and so forth than small intricate stuff but if they are cheap I will add them to the arsenal . Thinking of ordering 2 kutzall and 2 saburr also to get rolling since everything I'm reading points their direction but they arw pricy buggers .
     
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    rocky1 Creator of Shavings and Sawdust! Full Member

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    Dremel sized assortment pack 1/8" shaft as best I recall. Bought that one and a set for the die grinder.. There's a little of everything, round ones, pointy ones, bigger ones would move a good amount of material, little ones for detail.
     
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    rocky1 Creator of Shavings and Sawdust! Full Member

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    Die Grinder Bits 1/8" Shaft - I believe I have the first set on the page Cody, original page I purchased from says they're no longer available but these are same price I paid, look to be same set.

    Die Grinder Bits 1/4" Shaft
    - First set on the page is the one I purchased. Again, no longer available on original page. These weren't quite as cheap!
     
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    barry richardson Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    I only have a couple of these, but plan to get more in the future. Really like the way they work. http://www.saburrtooth.com pricey, but they last a long time if they are not abused..... I have some similar to what Rocky has, they leave a nice finish but cut kinda slow, which can be a good thing if you're doing delicate work....
     
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    I don’t use a flex shaft much but I use fluted carbides and saburr bits when I do. Most of my carving is with electric micro-motors( Ram Power) . I use a lot of carbides, diamonds and green stones. Round carbides from 1/4 all the way to #8, round diamonds from 2 to 8. Large and small diamond footballs. Inverted carbide cones. Pointed and round green stones. Most of these are 1/16 FG bits I order from GraphicTransfer.net. Small mom&pop with great customer service.
     
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    gman2431 Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys!! I got it mounted to wall and ready to go this weekend. Had some cheap bits for my old dremel in a combo pack and tried it out. I am looking forward to getting some good bits and really testing it out on some turning! Hopefully sooner than later I'll have something to show y'all!
     
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