Grooving Baffles

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Grooving Baffles

Post by Historian » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:05 am

A interesting article for making a grooving tool
with a broken hacksaw blade. Many potential
uses for smithing. Some uses pop to mind.

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With a milling attachment on lathe 45º slant is made with
mill in headstock.

The key point that should be taken from this article is
the statement:

“If you can’t solve the problem, change the problem.”

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Re: Grooving Baffles

Post by John A. » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:51 am

Not really sure why I hadn't thought of using hacksaw blades as a cutting tool.

Thanks for sharing that.
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Re: Grooving Baffles

Post by ECCO Machine » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:34 am

Don't think hack saw blades will work very well on steel, but a good solution for aluminum.

That said, with the low cost of the holders and inserts, there's not really a good reason to not use MGMN style. 1.5mm on up, and you can certainly grind them thinner for grooving. ... rk:27:pf:0
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Re: Grooving Baffles

Post by Capt. Link. » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:48 pm

I would recommend a power hacksaw blade as the temper and thickness are much better. I've made little carving knifes out of a power hacksaw blades and using them as cutoff tools is totally possible. I never turn away good tool steel.





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Re: Grooving Baffles

Post by dave.223 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:20 pm

I've had a similar idea, but to use old circular saw blades that are carbide tipped to make a cutoff tool.
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Re: Grooving Baffles

Post by Hard_ware » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:43 am

Dewalt brand circular blades tips separated after very little use.
Using 7x lathe, not sure if operator was a bigger part of the problem.
But I am now using carbide insert parting tool and have not had any problems.
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