The short answer to that one is yes ! Anything that I can't put in the 6X4 bandsaw, such as shortening screws or making slotted screw heads.Do people actually use hacksaws in this enlightened age?
I always felt that they were a useful source of parting blades
Inserted carbides are not superior to a properly sharpened HSS tool but they come from the supplier sharp and of the correct shape. They often have chip breakers built in that are difficult to match with grinding HSS tools. When damaged it only takes a minute to turn the insert to a new face or replace it and that new one will be exactly the same as the original, plus the OK ones are very cheap. Really good ones cost more but then most superior tools do.I dont own any carbide tools so have no idea if they are truly better or just that they are ground correctly in the first place
Yes John, I agree but at my experiences- from the time that I was just old enough to watch my father working, I found the so called advice unnecessarily disparaging.The short answer to that one is yes ! Anything that I can't put in the 6X4 bandsaw, such as shortening screws or making slotted screw heads.
However I would agree about using old and broken ones, power hacksaw blades are useful as parting blades and knives. I've even got a forked screwdriver made from a broken one.