Easy to master, these turning tools are scaled for smaller work, yielding remarkably smooth forms that require minimal sanding.
Unlike regular gouges, which require a complex sweeping motion to maintain a smooth cut, these work by simply advancing or retracting the tip as you move them across the tool rest. The tips are durable carbide for excellent edge retention; when they eventually show signs of wear, simply loosen the screw mount and rotate the tip to expose a fresh edge.
The rougher comes with a 7/16" square tip for rapid material removal and accepts an optional 7/16" cutter with edges rounded to a 2" radius for work on curves. The detailer has a 1-1/16" double-ended diamond-shaped tip that excels at cutting narrow beads and coves, as well as dovetail recesses for chuck jaws. The finisher has a 7/16" diameter round tip for shaping and smoothing inside vessels or cutting coves on spindles.
Measuring 12-1/2" overall, each tool has a solid maple handle, black-oxide steel shaft and nickel-plated steel ferrule. Excellent tools, made in USA.