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Carbide insert for raised panel cutter1/17
I have a insert cutter head for making raised panels. It has a back cutter and end cutter with it as well. I have been trying to identify the manufacturer so I can purchase some new inserts. On the insert it has the following RT1014i stamped on it. I have attached a picture of it. ANybody have any ideas?
Its a possibility that you do not have to get the exact maker. the hole pattern in the cutter could be a more universal pattern. measure center to center and from bottom and call around and find someone using that same blank. I bet there is not that many people making blanks
My tool sharpener is making inserts and trying to compete with the tool manufacturer prices. Send me a note if you would like their information.
My tool maker Great Lakes tooling I am sure could duplicate them for you. The issue would be you would need to buy 12 to get a decent price. If it is a standard tool you could likely get lower volumes cheaper.
You can also get them sharpened. There are down sides to it but it is an option.
I have sent it to great lakes already, I do believe that they were the ones to make the body but I am afraid that it is way out of date. If it is going to cost more to have them made (not to mention the time) then it is to replace them with tooling that is readily availible then it really won't be worth it. Typically it cost about $100 to replace inserts on cope and stick, a little bit more for the raised panel cutters with the edge and back cutter, but I have had success sharpening the panel cutters because they are not as critical as the cope and stick.