Dovetail Bit Sharpening

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Dovetail Bit Sharpening

Postby Zach Froble » Wed, Oct 17 2012, 2:09PM

Do you guys get your dovetail bits sharpened or do you just replace them when they get dull?

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Re: Dovetail Bit Sharpening

Postby Georgi Baltov » Thu, Oct 25 2012, 8:46AM

Zach, we use diamond dovetail bit and it takes forever to get dull. We cut our dovetail drawer boxes out of 1/2" Russian birch. When it gets dull I just send it for rebuild(re-tipping). I think I send it back once a year or something like that. All our drawer boxes are dovetail and we cut a ton of them. Works really good for us.

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Re: Dovetail Bit Sharpening

Postby Zach Froble » Thu, Oct 25 2012, 9:55AM

Where do you get the diamond bit? I also use a 1/2" Birch. If it isn't a Thermwood bit do you have to make any major adjustments to your ecab and control nesting settings?

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Re: Dovetail Bit Sharpening

Postby Brad McIntosh » Thu, Oct 25 2012, 2:45PM

Georgi...

Hopefully it was from our on line store! :?: :D <smile>

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Re: Dovetail Bit Sharpening

Postby Georgi Baltov » Thu, Oct 25 2012, 3:55PM

Brad,

the first one probably was. I remember Bob brought it over.

If CNC Automation has it then probably you can get from them or Thermwood. Royce Ayr makes them in Canada. I think Onsrud makes them in the States but make sure you get the right one because they have two types. Rebuilding it costs me $135 I think so I don't waste time adjusting resharpened tools.


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