This may be an obvious question to some, but not to me.
I see that Grizzly sells parting tools (cutoff blades) in various sizes at what appears to be a good price. However, they are for tapered holders. That is, there is a taper to the cutting end of the parting tool.
Is there any reason a person couldn't use these and simply square the end if their lathe holds parting tools flat and not at an angle? Or maybe even turn them around and use the square end after sharpening if needed? They're High Speed Steel.
Thanks in advance.