HSS-Co8 parting blade 3/32 (P2)

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Thinner cutting edge & thicker top edge design give these rectangular blades a T-shape profile that guides chips away from the cut & reduces friction for fast cutting.

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Size (inches)

3/32 x 1/2 x 4 1/2


Parting off on the lathe used to be a painful operation for me. The purchase of this blade triggered me to make a tool holder for it (spring type) and then spend a good number of hours practicing.

The combination of the blade and the tool holder was excellent, and all the practicing gave me the confidence needed for the operation. Today I use this tool mostly to part off soft materials (aluminum, brass, mild steel) which helps the tip to remain sharp for a longer period of time.

In case you want to check the tool holder build and the first successful operations, here's the video.