This HSS 3/16" diamond parting tool will keep a sharpened edge about six times longer than carbon steel and resist "blued" softening from overheating during grinding or from heavy turning. Ash...
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- High speed steel resists "blued" softening from overheating
- Sharpened edge lasts 6 times longer than carbon steel
- Ash handle
- Brass ferrule
Excellent high strength chuck!
I use this chuck for turning bowls tiny and huge, up to 12 inches diameter. Its holding power is intense, even for end grain turning, provided that you have cut a large and strong enough tenon for your work. It also works excellently in the expansion as well as the contraction mode.