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Old 01-05-2009, 05:55 PM
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Default Re: Carbalt for bulino?

Thanks Phil and Brian, I was thinking the carbalt may be too brittle for the narrow bulino points. The 60 degree face Phil is using would sure help make the point stronger. I do have some newer carbalt Brian, but it shouldn't be any different than the earlier ones. In general, if making a narrower point the carbalt isn't going to be as durable from chipping compared to the M42.

M42 will probably go dull rather than break and the carbalt will probably break before it goes dull. Therefore with a stronger ground point (wider V and/or steeper face) the carbalt would be the better choice for lasting longer between sharpening. If you keep breaking points then M42 would be the next choice.

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