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Dinosaur Engineer

Oct 21, 2014
You can get good bargains on the larger 2nd hand HSS bits as the professionals don't want them ( they use inserts) and they are considered too large for most of the hobby users. I agree that 1/2" bits take longer to grind from scratch but once they are ground to the correct shape they can be be sharpened quire quickly.
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