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No more dust. I have chucked both the 2" and 1! rotary models in my drill press and power grated away. Phenomenal action. I started with a pine guitar strut and started to shape the end in a shallow flowing curve. Done in no time. Smooth and polished, No dust, just chips on the table. I tried a piece of mahogany. Same, perfect. Brilliant tools.Fast, quick and accurate. No skill needed. You can attach a following wheel to the base to act as a pattern follower.
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Great news. I haven't tried mine yet. It's good to hear it worked well for you.
The little Microplane, rasps are sweet, also.
What was you work's thickness?
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Are these a lot different from a drum Surform Mike ?

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They are a lot sharper, that's for sure. Also, either of the two (1" and 2") are smaller in dia. than the surform drum I have.
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Hi Mike

I have two of them in my junk tool drawer

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No more dust. I have chucked both the 2" and 1! rotary models in my drill press and power grated away. Phenomenal action. I started with a pine guitar strut and started to shape the end in a shallow flowing curve. Done in no time. Smooth and polished, No dust, just chips on the table. I tried a piece of mahogany. Same, perfect. Brilliant tools.Fast, quick and accurate. No skill needed. You can attach a following wheel to the base to act as a pattern follower.



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Very sharp. Much better than surforms. Do not put in the router. The pine struts were about 3/16", the mahog was 3/8" and 1". I used to bandsaw the curves then use my Carroll Sanding drums to get a result, not any more.
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