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Turning Tools

  1. Sorby Spiraling Cutter, Medium
  2. Add a link to your small or medium Ultima Hollowing tool for even more articulation

    Starting at: From $19.99

  3. Square Radius Carbide Mini Turning Tool
    Mini Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool, Square Radius
    58 Review(s)
    Comfortable rubber handle provides excellent control and reduces fatigue—replaceable square radius carbide tip needs no sharpening.
  4. Includes 1' diameter velcro pad.
  5. 27058 - Round End Swivel Tip
  6. 45649 - Robert Sorby TurnMaster Shank with Round Carbide Cutter

    Starting at: From $124.99

  7. Robert Sorby Bead Tool
  8. Ideal for those specializing in miniature work, bobbin makers and pen turners

    Starting at: From $59.99

  9. Micro Spiraling Tool (head and two cutters)
  10. 44090 - Excelsior Square Cutter

    Starting at: From $19.99

  11. Bullet Cutter with 1/2" Blade for Rapid Stock Removal (RS232C)
  12. 43837 - Robert Sorby Handled TurnMaster with Square Carbide Cutter

    Starting at: From $134.99

  13. Ball End Cutter for Fine Shaping (RS233C)
  14. Robert Sorby Easybeader Woodturning Tools

    Starting at: From $49.99

  15. Robert Sorby Micro Sandmaster Set
  16. Robert Sorby Micro Texturing Cutter
  17. 49356 - Carbide Round Cutter

    Starting at: From $21.99

  18. The head and spiraling cutters are available with or without the aluminum handle.
  19. Robert Sorby Micro Sandmaster Abrasive Discs

    Starting at: From $2.99

  20. Sorby Sandmaster
    Sorby Sandmaster
    13 Review(s)
  21. Robert Sorby Stebcentre with #2 Morse Taper

    Starting at: From $69.99

  22. A simple way to add character to your turnings!
    KC Wire Burners
    15 Review(s)

    Starting at: From $11.59

  23. Square Carbide Pen Turning Tool Replacement Cutter - Sr1
    Sr1 Replacement Cutter for Pen and Mini Carbide Turning Tools, Square Radius
    6 Review(s)
    Replacement Square Radius Cutter for our corresponding Mini and Pen Turning Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tools.

Turning Tools

In wood turning, you have two types of turning tools to choose from: traditional turning tools and carbide-insert turning tools.

Traditional wood turning tools are made from high speed steel (HSS) and require regular sharpening. Common types of traditional turning tools include gouges, skew chisels, parting tools and specialty tools.

Carbide-insert turning tools are available in a range of sizes for various scales and cutting profiles. Popular cutting profiles include round for roughing stock, square for roughing stock and smoothing tenons, square radius for a smooth finishing cut and diamond for cutting grooves, beads and decorative details. Carbide turning tools do not require sharpening as you turn the cutter to expose fresh edges and then replace the carbide cutter when all edges become dull.