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Best Checkering Tools

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jbisinger, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. jbisinger

    jbisinger Member

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    Since J & R has gone out of business does anyone know of a mfg.'r of good checkering tools- other than Dem Bart or Gunline? Thanks,
    Jack
     
  2. Steve Fischer

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    Are you looking for hand tools or an electric tool?
     
  3. mike campbell

    mike campbell Active Member

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    I've checkered for 40 years with DemBarts and never heard of "DR."

    I'll be interested to hear who makes better tools.
     
  4. kiv-c

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    I believe he is referring to the D3 power checkering tool made by Jon Doiron.

    The only other competitor was MMC, a power checkering unit that utilized the Foredom Flex Shaft motor.

    I think both are now unavailable.

    I had an MMC unit years ago, but being lefthanded I soon discovered I could not get the hang of it. My checkering looked like it was done by an angry beaver on meth!

    Kiv
     
  5. larryjk

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    For the hand tool work I use W.E.Brownell tools (handles and cutters). I tried DemBart and Gunline also but like the W.E. Brownell tools the best.

    Google thenaame for information.
     
  6. b12

    b12 Well-Known Member

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    What about carbide tools. Anyone make them?
     
  7. jbisinger

    jbisinger Member

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    Oops! My bad. I meant J & R Engineering's carbide hand checkering tools. Thanks for any further responses.
    Jack
     
  8. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    Click above link. I found this post from Mike Campbell a while back. I thought it was very informative, and also shows very even checkering lines. While the pattern is not extensive as some can be, I thought the checkering itself is very well done.

    I hope you don't mind Mike. Jon
     
  9. b12

    b12 Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone tell me how to get that soft luster finish on the stock. I have tried everything from pumice to satin finishes an still don't get the even deep clear luster I'm looking for. Bill
     
  10. fearnot

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    Too anyone reading this post. I would like to buy a power checkering tool. A mmc or a D3 or even a old bembart tool. thanks Del
     
  11. fearnot

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