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Mini Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tools, 3-Piece Set

Comfortable rubber handles provide excellent control and reduce fatigue—replaceable carbide tips require no sharpening.
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Shave costs with this 3-Piece Carbide Turning Tool Set. Each tool features a replaceable, rotatable cutter that eliminates the hassle and downtime of sharpening. Simply rotate the carbide cutter for a fresh, sharp edge, and replace it once all available edges have grown dull. The solid carbide cutting edges stay sharper, longer when compared to steel. The handles are turned from fine, solid ash, and are ergonomic with molded rubber that enhances your grip and reduces fatigue.

Diamond Carbide Mini Turning Tool is ideal for use as a parting tool, and for tight profiles. Overall length of the diamond cutter is 1-1/8''. Angle of diamond cutter is approximately 35 degrees.
Square Carbide Mini Turning Tool is ideal for flat or convex areas on spindles and pen turnings. Square cutter is 3/8'' square.
Round Carbide Mini Turning Tool is ideal for producing a smooth finish on curved, concave surfaces and for general turning applications. Diameter of the circular cutter is just under 1/2''.

(1) Mini Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool, Round (#48162)
(1) Mini Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool, Square (#44622)
(1) Mini Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool, Diamond (#47459)
(1) Wrench
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 2.8000
Tech Spec
  • Overall Tool Length: 13-1/2''
  • Handle Length: 9-1/2''
  • Shaft Length: 4''
  • Handle Material: Solid ash with rubber overmold
  • Shank Material: Stainless steel
  • Cutter Material: Carbide
  • Cutter Sizes: Approximately 0.45'' diameter; 3/8'' square, 1-1/8'' long x 35° angle
  • Replacement Cutter #s: R1 (#47907), S1 (#42282), D1 (#47661)
Tool Type Carbide
4.8 / 5.0
279 Reviews
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I'm impressed!
I had never used carbide tools before I purchased this set. Right off the bat, I could see why carbide is so popular. I don't have room in my shop for a grinder at this time, so the carbide tools are very convenient. They do a good job. At the normal price they are a good value. At the discounted sales price, they are a real bargain. I would recommend these to anyone who wanted to start woodturning.
October 5, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Carbide Tools!!!
I use these almost exclusively on my lathe for turning. I find them particularly good at turning acrylic, stone or plastic blanks as they keep a razor sharp edge much longer than HSS tools and they are far less prone to tear out or pulling material rather than shearing it that I used to have with HSS tools (especially if I worked too long and an edge got a little dull). Also they are great as I tend to shake too much so I just turn the edge and continue on. Highly recommend these!
October 1, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Worked wonderfully made a very smooth cut would recommended them
September 30, 2019
1 month ago
Quality Product
All three tools are well balanced. Their small size allows one to create small details while turning. The sharp edges are great for shearing with less sanding in the end.
September 30, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Ray. Pennsylvania
I have a couple sets of standard turning tools. This was my first set of carbide tip set. Absolutely the Best Buy lately. They cut smooth and fast. Will be buy more for sure.
September 26, 2019
2 months ago
Mini ergonomic Carbide Turning Tools, 3-piece Set
Great little set of tools. I use them most of the time when I turn small objects like pens. I have replaced the carbide tips only once in five years of turning. Great value and long lasting,
September 23, 2019
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Night and day
This is might first set of carbide tools. There is no comparing these to my first set I bought at the budget tool store. I have only turned one project so far and it took less than half the time. This is definitely a good investment for me.
September 23, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Perfect for a beginner!!
September 22, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great tools at a decent price.
Great for small bowls and pen turning. Able to sharpen the carbide tips before replacing.
September 20, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Buy these immidiately
I dont ever want to use non carbide tools after using these. They are a joy to use. If I had to complain about something I'd say I wish they were longer, but they are indeed "mini".

I love them.
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September 19, 2019
1 month ago
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Why did you choose this?
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Joyce C on Oct 20, 2019
I'm changing over from bowl making to pen turning and needed smaller turning tools. I decided to give this set a chance and see how it feels and cuts.
Derrick T on Oct 4, 2019
Joyce C on Oct 20, 2019
Reviews were good
Edward V on Oct 11, 2019
I'm changing over from bowl making to pen turning and needed smaller turning tools. I decided to give this set a chance and see how it feels and cuts.
Derrick T on Oct 4, 2019
because it is my first time to use a lathe
Ronald M on Sep 19, 2019
Needed a smaller set for small handles
Michael A on Sep 16, 2019
Christopher M on Sep 15, 2019
Perfect size for my models
Bruce C on Sep 15, 2019
Save time on sharpening and looks good for my small projects.
PAUL M on Sep 13, 2019
was on sale and was a bit longer then the pen turning tools.
Andrew F on Sep 10, 2019
It was a matter of cost/value, the larger sets were out of my range ($) but the carbides make the job so easy. There will be time for the traditional tools or why turn?
Kevin L on Sep 9, 2019
I've wanted a set of carbide tools and I couldn't pass up the great sale price!
David K on Sep 9, 2019
recommended to buy by a friend
Irwin V on Sep 8, 2019
Recently purchased a lathe and need tools. And they were on sale!
Stephen B on Sep 1, 2019
Just got a lathe and need tools. Another turner recommended carbide tools and Rockler had a great sale.
John R on Aug 28, 2019
Wanted smaller, with more precession chisels and try out the carbide style
George G on Aug 28, 2019
Good review and good price for set
Jeff L on Aug 25, 2019
Great reviews.
troy c on Aug 23, 2019
Good price. The small size is easy to use on small projects.
Joseph Y on Aug 21, 2019
MARTIN K on Aug 20, 2019
great price and reviews sold me
Meindert T on Aug 18, 2019
Will be turning smaller items. Price.
Jerry W on Aug 14, 2019
You always have good products and often on sale.
Jim S on Aug 9, 2019
Handy size for smaller projects and at a great price.
William H on Jul 27, 2019
wanted a better set of turning tools
Dan H. on Jul 21, 2019
I want to start making pens and these should be the right size for pen making and the price was great.
BOB G on Jul 21, 2019
A friend loaned me his set, and I liked them. Rockler has a strong name and he recommended these cutters.
Loyd M on Jul 15, 2019
I use my uncles set and really enjoyed it. I had to get a set for myself
JOE R on Jul 9, 2019
Quality and price
Steve C on Jul 9, 2019
I've spent close to a year thinking about turning wood. Bought a lathe and have spent hours looking at which tools would suit what I am turning. These fit in my budget and I don't have to spend time learning to sharpen tools while I am learning to firstly, just turn wood.
brigette z on Jul 7, 2019
It's what my husband wanted
Sue F on May 31, 2019
need new tools. I have 4 lathes, 3 are metal and one wood. lately been using the metal for wood. use a router. these turnings are 2 in. bowls with tops 48 segments and usually no t thicker then 3/64". need new TOOLS!
Edward G on Apr 26, 2019
This set was recommended by a fellow woodworker.
Helen M on Mar 28, 2019
I've always wanted a carbide turning tool set hopefully these will suit my needs.
Gary F on Mar 27, 2019
I currently own and extensively use the full size versions of these tools.<br />I wouldn't even consider another brand for the smaller set,!
Bob P on Mar 26, 2019
Quality set at a good price!
Larry Lopez A on Mar 21, 2019
Good sale price
PHILIP S on Mar 20, 2019
Try something new for turning small items. If I like them, I might buy the full size.
Chris F on Mar 19, 2019
Right size for smaller projects and great reviews for the carbide
Jeffery K on Mar 15, 2019
It's nice not to always have to sharpen tools when doing small projects, and this price is the best I have seen in a while
Andrew D M on Mar 13, 2019
Heard good thing about this set and the price finally fit my budget
Bob on Mar 12, 2019
Just started turning wood and needed knives to turn wood!
Whitney A on Mar 10, 2019
All of the specifics that I was looking for.
Toney B on Mar 7, 2019
I needed quality tools for making quality projects and these were too good of a deal to pass up. I'm excited to start turning with these!
Jason K on Mar 5, 2019
on sale, great price! great reviews! first set of turning tools for me.
Carmen Cambria E on Nov 27, 2018
Choose this as an addition to my lathe turning tools so I have the flexibility of the carbides and do not have to worry abut sharpening regular tools.
Everette B on Nov 26, 2018
I like the carbide tips that can be replaced. Good sale price.
Tim on Nov 26, 2018
Christmas gift
Kathleen A on Nov 25, 2018
Want to up try carbide turning. Good value entry.
frank e on Nov 23, 2018
I saw Brad from FixThisBuildThat on YouTube using these tools!
Parker W on Nov 23, 2018
Wanted to try carbide cutters for pens
John S on Nov 17, 2018
Reviews were good
Edward V on Oct 11, 2019
because it is my first time to use a lathe
Ronald M on Sep 19, 2019
I bought this set and wondered if the 1/2" square radius cutter will fit either the square or round handle? Or do I have to buy another handle for the radius cutter?
Stephen O on Jan 8, 2016
Mini Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tools, 3-Piece Set
Mini Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tools, 3-Piece Set
Sr1 Replacement Cutter for Pen and Mini Carbide Turning Tools, Square Radius
Sr1 Replacement Cutter for Pen and Mini Carbide Turning Tools, Square Radius
BEST ANSWER: The description in the catalog says it will fit the mini carbide square or the pen carbide square and NOT the full sized one. I didn't want to change out all the time, so I just bought the complete handle and cutter combo. I already had the mini carbide set which I use most of the time
What is the difference between these and the mini turning 3 piece kit?
Daniel W on Dec 6, 2015
Mini Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tools, 3-Piece Set
Mini Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tools, 3-Piece Set
Pen-Turning Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tools, 3-Piece Set
Pen-Turning Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tools, 3-Piece Set
BEST ANSWER: pen tools are shorter than the mini tools and have a parting tool instead of a detail tool
can you sharpen?
Jimmy K on Nov 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can easily sharpen them. I use a diamond dust sharpening plate. Take blade off tool turn upside down and rub in a circular motion . I'll do about 4 circles on the course then four on the fine. Keeps them nice and sharp.
Can you use the SR1 cutter in place of the S1 cutter?
John L on Sep 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. It's an easy swap-out.
what are the different tools in the carbide kit used for?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Lathe Chisels for turning. I use the round one for roughing wood, plastics, acrylics such as pen kits as well as making nice rounded cuts in the center or on the turnings instead of a V shape mark. The square one I use to smooth out straight items turning on the lathe makes a very nice smooth finish and straight line. The diamond shaped tool is used to do intricate cuts such as bands or rings or ornate designs on turnings.
Are these the same tips used on the larger tools or are they different ?
Toby C on Nov 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The tips are smaller than on full sized tools.
What is the difference between this diamond tip and the parting tool from the pen turning kit?
Robert K on Mar 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There are a couple of differences. One is that the parting tool in the pen turning kit is not a carbide tool. It is high speed steel. This means that you will have to sharpen it from time to time -- not a big deal, actually. The other is that the diamond tip tool is really used for detailing. It's a tapered tool, which means that the farther into the piece you go, the wider the end of the opening in the wood will be. You might think this would be the case with the parting tool, since it is a pointed tool, as well. However, the parting tool goes into the piece like the tip of a knife blade, so the size of the cut is the same at the entry and exit point. Watch a couple of videos on how to use a parting tool, and you will get the drift.
Just a little confused on what is included. Do I get the blades with the hand tools or do I need to purchase the blades separately?
R R on Dec 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Each tool comes with a blade, at least when bought at the store and I don't think the on-line buy would be different. They are designed to rotate as well, so it should be some time before there's a need to buy replacement blades, if ever.

hope this helps!

Whats the deepest bowl or cylinder you can turn with these tools?
Raymond on Nov 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I use them for turning pens or fine work on larger items. They are only a little over 3 inches in length. So depending the diameter of the bowl 3" would be a stretch. I would not want to use them for much more than a 2" depth. Hope this helps.
what lenght is the tool?
Butch F on Mar 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Not sure what “Tool” means to you so I’ll give all dimensions. The handles are all 9-3/8” to the end of the Ferrule. The shafts are all 3-7/8” and the 3 inserts stick out a bit past the shank, more so on the diamond point. So aprox 13-1/2” overall. I have lots of other name brand lathe tools but these have become my go to chisels lately. Hope that helps Kc
I dropped a screw and it's disappeared. What size do I need? Thanks!
Dave F on Mar 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sorry Dave, I have the same turning set but no way to measure the size of the tiny screws. My suggestion: remove a screw from one of the other chisels in the set and take it to your local big-box hardware or home center. Most of them have a card that can immediately measure the screw size. If you cannot find a replacement call customer service at Rockler. They are usually able to help.
What size are the tips for replacement?
John N on Nov 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 1 cm for the square and the Radius cutters
Do the square and round tools work for bowl turning too?
MarkSJohnson on Dec 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: round is better for finishing, square works great for roughing. I love these tools. works great for small bowls. Deeper bowls will probably need the larger carbide tools.
What is the shank diameter?
Tim F on Nov 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The shank diameter is just over 7/16 of an inch.
Has anyone found replacement blades from other places other than Rockler?
Lee S on May 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I think I had your problem. ordered wrong ones. they were little bigger and screw didn't fit. I don't know where I got them from but Ci2 fit from easy wood tools. hope that helps.
Is there an SR1 for the Mini set?
Gary K on Mar 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. You can probably find it at your neighborhood Rockler store.
What is the difference between the square blade and the square radius blade.
Pat P on Nov 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Square cutter is actually square with sharp corners. Square radius has very minor curve on all four edges, but also sharp corners. The radius blade is a little more forgiving if you happen to catch a corner when movinig the tool sideways along a workpiece.
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