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Comfortable rubber handles provide excellent control and reduce fatigue—replaceable carbide tips require no sharpening.

Mini Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tools, 3-Piece Set

Item #
45142
Rating:
96% of 100

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
Manufacturer Part Number No
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)
Tech Docs No
Tool Type Carbide
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Great set of turning chisels!
These are some of the best tools in my garage /shop. I would recommend these to any professional tradesmen, or diy'er.
September 17, 2018
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great
Really nice tools. Not much else I can say. Perfect for all the small projects I do on my mini 8"×12" lathe.
September 16, 2018
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great tools
September 11, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Stays sharp for a long time
First time using Carbide Turning Tools, but like the idea of not sharping them, lots more time turning.
September 9, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
great value
I bought them on sale and am very satisfied with their quality and performance.
September 4, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
These are absolutely the best tools I have ever used for wood-turning. The only thing I could say about them is I wish the handles were a little longer. But other then that, they are great tools.
July 27, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
very sharp and smooth cutting
This set was a gift and I really enjoy using them, I have turned both soft and hard woods as well as some plastics they are AMAZING....
June 3, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great little tool for small projects.
April 29, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Nice cutting set
Great set of cutting tools. Stay sharp. Like the rubber grip handles feel great to hold.
April 21, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Very nice
Definitely recommend, I'm still learning but these tools were a 180 upgrade
April 19, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
to use with the mini lathe I ordered and waiting to receive
Jeff V on Sep 22, 2018
Could not pass up a set of carbide turning tools for only $130.00.
Nick A on Sep 12, 2018
to use with the mini lathe I ordered and waiting to receive
Jeff V on Sep 22, 2018
I want to add to the collection of carbide tools in order to cut down on sharpening time. I have just one now and it works great.
Robert C on Sep 18, 2018
Could not pass up a set of carbide turning tools for only $130.00.
Nick A on Sep 12, 2018
For use with the Excelsior Mini Lathe purchased today
Carl P on Aug 28, 2018
Very happy with the mini lathe I just bought from you folks, now I need a great price on turning tools.
Kenneth Cole on Aug 22, 2018
The price
Edris M on Aug 18, 2018
I have been waiting for them to go on sale, and they did.
James D on Aug 18, 2018
Was a requested birthday gift.
Wayne V on Aug 13, 2018
Good price and good reviews
Ronald H on Aug 11, 2018
Great beginner set that does not require a sharpening system.
David M on Aug 6, 2018
tired of sharpening and wanted to try
james I on Aug 4, 2018
Will work great for small pieces.
earl s on Aug 4, 2018
Because I baugh a lathe and need tools for it
Bruce B on Aug 3, 2018
Never used these before. Wanted to try it. Watched the videos and it looked easy.
Glendon N on Jun 25, 2018
Fathers Day Gift
G R on Jun 10, 2018
just got a used lathe was told where to start
turner j on Apr 3, 2018
good reviews, no sharpening
Brian G on Mar 26, 2018
Quality tool for the price
Samuel L on Mar 24, 2018
To cut down on the time spent sharpening tools
Charles F on Mar 16, 2018
Price and no sharpening needed
Timothy P on Mar 16, 2018
Love this set. I have one and am sending this to a friend who is new to woodturning. A great starter set.
Dennis H on Mar 7, 2018
In-store sales rep recommended it. Also, presently at a great sale price.
Tony H on Mar 6, 2018
Want the carbide cutters to reduce sharpening while turning.
Gary K on Mar 5, 2018
Price and don't want to buy sharpening tools.
Steve G on Mar 4, 2018
Upgrading from my HSS set because I'm tired of sharpening them a lot when turning hardwoods.
Alexander L on Jan 26, 2018
Carbides are nice tools
WALTER P on Jan 25, 2018
Wanted turning tools that do not need sharpening as often as regular turning tools plus the size will be perfect for the size of items I like to turn.
REG P on Dec 29, 2017
took a class using this tools
Tim B on Dec 26, 2017
This is to turn small things and also to finish the shoe horn.
Ganesh S on Dec 15, 2017
husband asked for it...and I want him to turn
Michelle A on Dec 10, 2017
Pen turning and other small turning projects
Rodney T. F on Dec 10, 2017
This is the one my son picked for Christmas.
Alice P on Dec 5, 2017
I used a set of these tools in a turning class and I really liked the way they cut so I thought I would purchase a set for myself.
Donna Z on Nov 27, 2017
I trust in Rockler quality.
Walter G on Nov 27, 2017
Christmas gift for my husband. He wants to make pens.
Peggy K on Nov 24, 2017
Requested gift
Donna H on Nov 23, 2017
I chose these because of price and what looks to be a comfortable set of tools. I hope they turn out as useful as I'm imagining. Plus, they'll be my first set of carbide tipped turning tools and I wanted some short carbide tools for small turning projects.
dafixer on Nov 19, 2017
i wanted carbide tools and these wren in my price range
Cameron B on Nov 15, 2017
I have never learned to sharpen lathe tools well, so decided to try carbide tools.
Mark R on Nov 13, 2017
It's on sale!
Thomas S on Nov 10, 2017
to turn small items
Bjorn T on Nov 4, 2017
Husband said this is a great set of tools for the price!
Brenda B on Sep 15, 2017
needed a professional set
Tracey K on Sep 14, 2017
A Great Value at this price.
Vincent S on Sep 14, 2017
Price
Corey F on Sep 8, 2017
these got good reviews
Joseph B on Sep 6, 2017
Handles it well in my hands
Lisa Joan F on Aug 19, 2017
Quality
Clarus P on Aug 17, 2017
They are on sale
William M on Aug 13, 2017
on sale and good reputation for quality
Austin C on Aug 11, 2017
I want to add to the collection of carbide tools in order to cut down on sharpening time. I have just one now and it works great.
Robert C on Sep 18, 2018
For use with the Excelsior Mini Lathe purchased today
Carl P on Aug 28, 2018
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: I have the pen carbide turning set and the difference between the two sets is the shaft size.
Also the cutoff in the pen turning kit is the stainless steel whereas the larger set in carbide.
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: I switched mine out and it works fine
Rick C
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: The tools in the mini carbide set are 13.5 inches long. The pen turning tools are more compact - only about 9.5" overall. The actual carbide cutting tips are the same for both.
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!

john
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.
Has anyone found replacement blades from other places other than Rockler?
Lee S on May 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Captain Eddy (has videos on youtube) sells replacement blades. I have not bought any but my brother in Ohio has purchased from Captain Eddy and he likes them
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 is the shank diameter?
Tim F on Nov 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The shank diameter is just over 7/16 of an inch.
Whats the deepest bowl or cylinder you can turn with these tools?
Raymond on Nov 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I’ve never turned a bowl. I only use my lathe to make small items like pulls. But these tools work great for this.
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.
What size are the tips for replacement?
John N on Nov 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 1 cm for the square and the Radius cutters
Is there an SR1 for the Mini set?
Gary K on Mar 5, 2018
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