I have a ring made of tungsten carbide and it shines like a new penny.
After a week or wearing it the thought hit me:--if I injure the
finger and they need to cut the ring off, how will they do it? I'm
serious. A standard ring cutter uses a wheel with teeth like hacksaw
teeth. Would a big bolt cutter break it? Inquiring minds want to know.
Very easily. The same as any carbide breaks, as a mason does it. Put a small
anvil on the back of it and smack it with a hardened tool tip. It shatters
with impact. This is why you protect you router bits so well.
I don't use "only" Forrest blades but I certainly have some in the
The picture "squat" shows there's little light reflection from the
carbide tips relative to the blade body and teeth...else't if they were
"shiny" they would be the brights, not the darks.
Even a diamond is not going to sparkle or shine with out proper light.
Try this on, it is my never been cleaned or resharpened 8 month old
WWII. The clean resharpened ones reflect even more. Notice the tooth
near the bottom. That is a reflection of the fluorescent lamp over
head. While the camera picture does not show it with the bare eye you
can see the direction that the lamps run in the reflection. Because
the teeth have flat surfaces the light has to be just right to see the
And, which reinforces the point--it takes a specific set of lighting
conditions hence it's not at all unusual that the other poster to whom I
responded also doesn't notice that there's much "shiny" on a carbide tip.
It's the same type of lighting selection that is used to make ordinary
steam from stacks or cooling towers frighten the gullible--in general
the blade looks much like the marketing picture I linked to rather than
Ok you realize that the shiny that I am talking about does not produce
rather it reflects light. I had no special lighting conditions, but to
get the reflection you have to be a the proper angle from the surface. A
rotating saw blade give you s shine spot many times during a single
If you don't understand this I give up.
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