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Not too aggressive and not too fine, a ''just right'' freehand carving attachment for creating details, letters and reaching into tight areas.

Arbortech TurboShaft

Item #
56433
Rating:
80% of 100

While not as aggressive as Arbortech's larger carving blades, the TurboShaft provides a much higher level of detail and control, a perfect middle-of-the-road freehand carving tool before changing over to hand tools or a power chisel. Its long, narrow 13/16'' x 2-3/4'' shaft with round carbide cutters on the tip lets you bore into the wood, or reach deep into recesses. Excellent for details, freehand sign lettering or template work. The tungsten carbide teeth are rotatable and replaceable for an extremely long life. Includes depth stop collar for easily controlling the depth of cut. 8mm (5/16") tooth diameter. Fits most 4'' and 4-1/2'' angle grinders.


Features:

  • Perfect for deep, narrow profiles, detailed sculpting, letterwork, template work and more
  • Use freehand or by running the edge against a template
  • Replaceable, rotatable carbide teeth
  • Adjustable depth gauge makes it easy to set your cutting depth
  • Cutters are located at the perimeter of the cutter—the tool will not plunge straight down, but by moving in a circular pattern, you can bore out deep recesses
(1) Arbortech TurboShaft
(2) Carbide Cutters (pre-installed)
(1) Depth Gauge
(1) Torx Key
(1) Allen Key
More Information
Brand Arbortech
Manufacturer Part Number IND.FG.500.20
Weight 0.4500
Tech Spec
  • Shaft Diameter: 20mm (13/16'')
  • Shaft Length: 70mm (2-3/4'')
  • Minimum Hole Diameter: 22mm (7/8'')
  • Tooth Diameter: 8mm (5/16'')
  • Tooth Material: Tungsten Carbide
Tech Docs No
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This worked great
As a carver - this met my needs exactly. Easy to control - and easy to handle. A nice piece of kit.
April 20, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Fantastic carving tool. It has added to the quality and beauty of my work and has given me more ideas for design!
The best tool for wood carving. Easy to use and to control. I am able to make cuts quickly and precisely that would've taken hours to complete.
June 30, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Wow, an agressive cutter
This cutter is great but takes some time to adjust to as it really cuts and wants to work hard. Pratice is important along with a learning curve. It cuts smooth and does what the video shows, but I never could get a finished product. You will still need some good sanding to smooth out the final cuts. once started and you are below the initial depth of the cutters, it stays within the border you have. It does not wander. I have most success with this as a rough out tool.
March 30, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Undecided
Need more time to get a feel for turbo shaft. So far have only used it to create entry point for ball gouge in hard to reach places. Will keep experimenting.
April 11, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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It’s the right size.
Patrick C on Mar 24, 2018
carve in small places
Sherry V on Feb 21, 2018
It’s the right size.
Patrick C on Mar 24, 2018
Tried chainsaw carving, this looked easier.
BillG on Mar 23, 2018
carve in small places
Sherry V on Feb 21, 2018
I enjoy doing a lot of freehand carving projects. From what I learned through various sources, the TurboShaft sounds like it is the best product for this purpose.
Byron G on Dec 26, 2017
bowl carving
Ray H on Jul 5, 2017
I do wood sculptures
john a on Jul 3, 2017
Saw demo at Fryeburg Fair in Maine earlier this month. WOW, interesting tool(s). Plus saw Rockler sold products and I trust Rockler.
Russell T on Oct 25, 2016
Same project
Don M on Sep 27, 2016
my business
wagon wheel burl on Aug 21, 2016
Tried chainsaw carving, this looked easier.
BillG on Mar 23, 2018
I enjoy doing a lot of freehand carving projects. From what I learned through various sources, the TurboShaft sounds like it is the best product for this purpose.
Byron G on Dec 26, 2017
will this fit on any angle drill?
Bob W on Jan 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi Bob,

The TurboShaft will thread on to any 4 or 4 1/2" angle grinder. It will thread directly on to the spindle.
is there an attachment to fit it onto the arbotech mini grinder?
Jennifer R on Sep 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not to my knowledge. I use is on a Makita grinder head.