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UnicycleBloke

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I was recently bought a Robert Sorby RS2000KT, which gives me the chance to try something a bit different.
The thing is, I'm not sure how to sharpen it. I'm reluctant to grind, as the tip might soon vanish, so I got one
of those credit card diamond steel hones. But should I hone the flat top of the cutter, or the ground edges?

I tried both, and found that the tip didn't cut too well either way unless I tilted the handle so that the flat part
was not lying on the tool rest. I seem to get dust rather than shavings coming off. I must have been doing
something wrong.

Thanks for any advice.


Al
 

Chris1965

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Look in the post list for a post ... multi tips ... I posted in there how to sharpen them, it works the same for HSS tips as it does for carbides.
 
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