Topic: modifying a profiler's blade
I have an old Pfeifer single profiler and a Rieger tip profiler, and I've been thinking alot lately about the blades on them, especially after trying a tip profiler made by Michael Kunibert. I think they're too wide.
The feature that I liked on the Kunibert tip profiler was the rounded blade. This took cane off in very thin strips at a time, instead of a wider piece. I think this treatment might work better on a profiler, too.
Any one ever modify the blade of a either type of profiler, making it either rounded or less wide? I think this would make the spine more pronounced, assuming there are flats on the pins, on a regular profiler. And on a tip profiler, it should transfer a more detailed copy of the template.
Could be an easy and simple upgrade. You'd have to be careful that the blade is stays strong enough to cut and that narrowing the cutting edge doesn't make it bend when cutting. Hmmmm. Where's my extra blade??
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