12" Guage Wheel Standard

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Re: 12" Guage Wheel Standard

Post by rkcarguy » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:27 am

^^^ It probably cuts really nice. They make 1/4" round carbide inserts and holders, I've been watching ebay for one to come up.
My thought was to rough the wheels within about .030" and then finish cut them with that in one pass. Carbide likes to be "loaded".

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