Top 10 Unhandled Woodturning Tools – Lathe Turning Tools

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1. Robert Sorby

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1/2" Robert Sorby #842G Gold Bowl Gouge Blade

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Robert Sorby #ad - This tool is titanium nitride coated for increased performance and resistance to edge wear. Robert sorby offers the many of their tools in unhandled versions allowing turners the flexibility to fashion their own custom wood handles.

The cutting edge on these tools will outlast Sorby HSS by a minimum of three fold. This high speed steel hss blade is the exact same as the one offered in the Sorby handled tools. This blade is compatible with the Sorby Sovereign System Modular handles. Spend less time sharpening and more time turning. Robert sorby 1/2 inch excelsior bowl gouge, HSS, Titanium coated, Sovereign Compatible, Unhandled, Usable length 9 inches.
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ManufacturerRobert Sorby #ad
Part NumberB842G130
ModelB842G130

2. Simple Woodturning Tools

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USA Made, Simple Woodturning Tools Carbide Rougher Lathe Tool With 9/16" Perfectly Square Carbide Cutter, Unhandled

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Simple Woodturning Tools #ad - 9/16 square carbide cutter with square corners and sides. In addition to roughing you'll notice the Simple Rougher is a great tool for shaping the outside radius of a bowl and for turning beads on spindle turnings.

When roughing with this carbide tool and technique you'll notice right away most of the shock created by interrupted cuts during roughing is now absorbed in the tool rest instead of your hands and arms. American made in ramsey minnesota by Harrison Specialties a family owned and operated CNC Machine shop. Handle tang - ½ diameter x 2½ length. T20 torx wrench included. Tool shaft – solid steel ½ square beautifully nickel plated. Fits our interchangeable Foam Grip Handle sold separately. Overall tool length – 12.
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ManufacturerHarrison Specialties LLC #ad
Height0.5 Inches
Length12 Inches
Width0.5 Inches
Part NumberSimple Rougher 90º

3. Simple Woodturning Tools

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Simple Woodturning Tools 90 Detailer Carbide Wood Lathe Turning Tool, Full Size, USA Made, Stainless Steel, Unhandled

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Simple Woodturning Tools #ad - This tool is also great for cutting perfectly square tenons and inside corners. American made by harrison Specialties, a family owned CNC machine shop in Ramsey, MN. Spindle and detail turning now begins as soon as your tool arrives. As soon as the razor sharp tip hits the wood you will be amazed how fast this tool cuts and how quickly you'll form details on your spindles and bowls. In addition to detail work the sharp point of the Simple 90° Detailer makes it an amazing tool for hollowing out bowls turned from really hard wood, or any other wood for that matter.
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ManufacturerHarrison Specialties #ad
Height1 Inches
Length12 Inches
Width1 Inches
ModelSimple 90° Detailer

4. Simple Woodturning Tools

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Simple Shear Cutting Finisher Carbide Wood Turning Lathe Tool With 12mm Round Carbide Cutter, a Screw and star wrench, Unhandled,USA Made, Simple Woodturning Tools

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Simple Woodturning Tools #ad - Flat topped carbide cutters can leave tear out when used on really soft wood. Handle tang - ½" diameter x 2½" length. The result is a far superior surface finish.

American made in ramsey, minnesota by Harrison Specialties, a family operated CNC machining and manufacturing company. Overall tool Length is 12". However, the saucer shaped carbide cutter used on this wood finisher cleanly slices the soft fibers off the vessel due to the shear cutting action, similar to conventional bowl and spindle gouges. Tool shaft – solid stainless steel 5/8” diameter. The simple shear cutting Finisher provides the very best surface finish possible with a carbide tipped wood turning tool.
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ManufacturerHarrison Specialties LLC #ad
Part NumberSSCF 12
ModelSSCF 12

5. Simple Woodturning Tools

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Made in America, Simple Woodturning Tools Lathe Tool Handle for 3/8" Mid Size Unhandled Carbide Tools, Super Mirror Black

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Simple Woodturning Tools #ad - 100% usa made in Ramsey, Minnesota. Solid aluminum cnc machined woodturning handle is given a highly durable beautiful super mirror black coat to make it virtually indestructible. Ergonomic design makes it comfortable to hold. Make precision woodturing simple with this well-balanced handle. Selecting the correct tool is simple with beautiful super mirror black woodturning handles.
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ManufacturerHarrison Specialties #ad
Height1.13 Inches
Length12 Inches
Weight1 Pounds
Width1.13 Inches
Part NumberHandle 85BLK

6. Simple Woodturning Tools

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Unhandled, Simple Woodturning Tools Mid Size 3/8 Carbide Simple Shear Cutting Finisher Wood Lathe Tool, USA Made

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Simple Woodturning Tools #ad - The result is a far superior surface finish. Benefits of carbide lathe tools: simple to use for all skill levels making woodturning fast and more enjoyable. You can begin turning as soon as your box arrives because each tool comes with a very sharp, rotatable carbide cutter.

Flat topped carbide cutters can leave tear out when used on really soft wood. Mid size tool details: premium quality, american-made, making it strong & stiff. Provides best surface finish possible with carbide woodturning tools because of the shearing action. This mid size carbide tool features an overall length of 9", CNC machined from 3/8” round stainless steel, with a handle tang of 3/8" diameter x 2" length.

You can focus on your project and not on techniques or sharpening. However, the saucer shaped carbide cutter used on the Simple Shear Cutting Finisher cleanly slices the soft fibers off the vessel due to the shear cutting action, similar to conventional bowl and spindle gouges. Just rotate the cutter head ¼ turn for a clean, sharp edge and you are back to turning wood. No expensive sharpening equipment.
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ManufacturerHarrison Specialties LLC #ad
Height3 Inches
Length12 Inches
Width12 Inches
Part NumberMid SSCF
ModelMid SSCF

7. Harrison Specialties

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USA made, Unhandled, Stainless Steel, Simple Woodturning Tools 55 Detailer Carbide Wood Lathe Tool

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Harrison Specialties #ad - Plus with carbide tools your time spent turning is never interrupted by the need to sharpen dull tools. Spindle and detail turning now begins as soon as your wood lathe tool arrives.

The simple 55° detailer is a wonderful carbide detailing tool that provides a much higher level of wood turning creativity. Made in usa by harrison specialties, a family owned CNC machining and manufacturing company in Ramsey, Minnesota. The special shape of the diamond cutter allows access to tight places where the cutter on other tools simple can't be used. The design of this tool lends itself perfectly to small intricate detail work such as turning beads, cover finials, boxes and other final details on spindle and bowl turnings. Designed with a square shaft making it easy to keep the tool flat on the tool rest.
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ManufacturerSimple Woodturning Tools #ad
Height0.5 Inches
Length12 Inches
Width0.5 Inches
Part NumberS55D
ModelS55D

8. Robert Sorby

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3/4" Robert Sorby #810 Skew Chisel Blade

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Robert Sorby #ad - This high speed steel hss blade is the exact same as the one offered in the Sorby handled tools. Robert sorby offers the many of their tools in unhandled versions allowing turners the flexibility to fashion their own custom wood handles. This hss tool will keep a sharpened edge about six times longer than carbon steel and resist "blued" softening from overheating during grinding or from heavy use. Robert sorby 3/4 inch rectangular shew chisel, HSS, Unhandled, Sovereign Compatible, Usable length 6-1/4 inches. This blade is compatible with the Sorby Sovereign System Modular handles.
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ManufacturerRobert Sorby #ad
Part NumberB810190
Model810-3/4

9. Carter and Son Toolworks

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Carter and Son Toolworks 5/8" Bowl Gouge Unhandled

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Carter and Son Toolworks #ad - Hand polished, sharpened and inspected. 100% american manufacturing. Powerful gouge optimal for your largest bowl work. Less time grinding, cleaner cuts at the lathe - M42 provides superior wear resistance and sharpness.
BrandCarter and Son Toolworks #ad
ManufacturerCarter and Son Toolworks #ad
Part NumberBG58-16
ModelBG34-16

10. Simple Woodturning Tools

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USA Made, Simple Woodturning Tools Carbide Parting and Grooving Tool for Wood Turning Lathe No Handle

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Simple Woodturning Tools #ad - American made in minnesota - by Harrison Specialties a family owned CNC machining and manufacturing company. Blade with 1/8", cutter width 5/32" nominal. Tip can be sharpened or blade is easy to replace. Solid steel 3/4" main tool shaft with 1/2" dia x 2. 5" length handle tang. Secure brazed carbide tip - will not come loose or fall off while in use. Max cutting depth 3. 5".
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ManufacturerHarrison Specialties #ad
Height1 Inches
Length12 Inches
Width1 Inches
Part NumberSPT