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Old 09-13-2017, 09:19 PM
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what is generally regarded as the best burin for engraving this metal pleased? I have ton of it and don't want spend 3 days sharpening and 1/2 a day cutting.
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Hi Papart 1,
I can suggest m42 point with 116V / 55 degree face,but it would also depend on what you wish to engrave.
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:03 AM
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thanks, for the quick response, tight turns,fine details, is there s.s. with less point breakage? I have not found it.
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:12 AM
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316 isn't as easy cutting as 416. I would first try a carbalt with the normal 116 degree V. If the point is breaking try dubbing slightly to see if that helps. There is info at the bottom of this page link about dubbing.
http://www.engravingschool.com/priva...0Sharpener.htm
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:31 AM
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thanks Steve........I will advance to that after power washing the house. Rob
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Power washing the house! Are you working on your honey-do list.
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:39 PM
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actually trying to get this stuff done before the farm journey, then to Lk. Wales fl. to check the house, neighbor said he say nothing but did not check the roof for missing shingles
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by the by.........are most s.s. knives/scales and bolsters 416 s.s? Guns too?
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by the by.........are most s.s. knives/scales and bolsters 416 s.s? Guns too?
Yes, a lot of the high end knife makers use 416 stainless for bolsters. But for the stainless guns the answer is no. They are usually a type of stainless that is no fun at all to engrave.
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Yes, a lot of the high end knife makers use 416 stainless for bolsters. But for the stainless guns the answer is no. They are usually a type of stainless that is no fun at all to engrave.
You are not kidding!

I finally started dubbing my points a few years ago. Only way to engrave some stuff. I almost always dub the point now, unless very soft metal or a very delicate job.
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