Ask the Staff
I have purchased several tools that require carbide tips for turning. They continue to escalate in price.
I was wondering if there is any way of sharpening these carbide tips when they get dull?
You can use a diamond stone (or a set of EZE-LAP Diamond paddles) to hone carbide edges. Diamond is hard enough to work on carbide and many turners will use a diamond stone to keep edges honed.
You can also try silicon carbide sandpaper for a low tech way to touch up an edge in good shape.
If you need to grind lots of carbide for an edge in bad condition, a silicon carbide grinding wheel would speed things along.
Take a look at our EZE-LAP Diamond Paddle Set of 5
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