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From: Robert Bastow <"teenut"@>
Newsgroups: rec.crafts.metalworking
Subject: Re: De burring tools - also more on making tool holders.
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 1999 14:08:38 GMT

"Fitch R. Williams" wrote:

> 1.  What is your favorite deburring tool?  Tools?

I have a big Burr King Belt Sander/Knife Grinder with a 2" x 72" belt.
I keep a work rest table set precisely at 90 deg and fin that is the best way to
get a quick but high quality debur on edges that ar straight and accessible.  I
hold the piece so that the belt is travelling the LENGTH of the edge and can
produce either a straight chamfer or a radius at will.

For quick deburring you cannot beat the VARGUS style (Shaviv) swivelling
tools..cutters are available for any deburring operation you can imagine..even
the underside of holes.  When the first came on the market they were VERY
expensive..but worth it!!  Nowadays they are dirt cheap and even better
value....No shop should be without a couple or three.

Final deburring and finishing I always do in the bench vice..using a whole slew
of different files and scrapers to suit the occasion.

Good quality files are a can get them from MSC.  Nicholson are good in
the larger sizes..Vermont are rubbish.  In smaller sizes I always try to get
Genuine Swiss "Swiss" files..Grobet or the like are unbeatable.  In a pinch
"American-Swiss" will serve.

Finally (or Firstly, in many cases) there is the ubiquitous wire wheel on the
bench grinder.  Depending on the hardness of the wire, it can be used to polish
or to remove significant amounts of metal.


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