I'm trying to part off some 12mm (1/2") PVC rod and am hoping to not
have to face the resultant parts.
The sides of the cut are terrible, not smooth at all.
I'm using a HSS parting off tool similar to this:
Any pointers on how I should sharpen the tool?
How important is finishing the tool with an oil stone after grinding?
Should I have a dip/notch on the top face behind the cutting edge to
deflect the "chip"?
How critical is the speed?
5 years ago