Iíve been wanting to add a carbide cutter to my hollowing rig ever since they came out. They are listed in the major catalogs but I have always been put off by the price.
Monster Tool just came out with their version and is it ever sweet! Itís a dished carbide cutter on a hex shaft that allows you to use the cutter for shear cuts or rotate and use as a scraper! I just finished using the cutter for the first time and I am really happy with it!
First photo shows the tool and also the inside of the lip of the hollow form. That area (the inside of the lip) was shear cut with the new cutter and I honestly do not have to sand Ė but if I wanted to, I could start at 320 or 400 grit!
Second photo shows what kind of curlies you can get when shear cutting the inside! The only problem I had was not with the tool Ė the size of the opening of the form limited the reach of the 45* holder.
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If you are into hollowing Ė I highly recommend you check out Monsterís new cutter.
Photo of the cutter on Monsterís website is here: http://www.monster-wood-tool.com/wst_page6.html
It is the bottom right photo of the MHF/MAP II Combo.