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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
309 Reviews
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Cuts beautifully, feels good in my hands, perfect size for turning pens and smaller items.
March 29, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Love these tools
Good quality, cut very nice and smooth. rubber grip is perfect.
March 26, 2020
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Love these tools
I bought these for pen turning and small projects. I really like the way they feel in my hands. Total control and Ryan nice comfortable grips. As far as the advertising that says no more sharpening, you just spin the carbide tip to a nw area. Then remove and rub on a diamond plate to sharpen in 10 seconds, very easy to do. Then you are good for a long while with a newly sharpened tip. I will never go back to HSS tools.
March 5, 2020
Woodworking Experience:
Best Tools for the Money
I use these for everything from acrylics to wood, best money ive ever spent
February 4, 2020
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Love ‘em!
Love these! Comfortable grips and they stay sharp! No complaints whatsoever.
February 1, 2020
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Fantastic tools
I love these turning tools! since receiving them, I have turned several bottle stoppers and other small projects. They are great!
January 27, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Feels good
Perfect fit for my daughters first time tools for her lathe. She is producing a lot of things for not having much experience with these carbide tipped tools.
January 18, 2020
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Bought these for my husband at Christmas. He could not believe how nice these are to work with - absolutely loves this set !!!
January 5, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Most excellent turning instruments
Most excellent product. Is improving my turning ability and technique. No sharpening again, just replace cutting heads.
Highly recommend, would but it again if needed for any reason.
December 31, 2019
3 months ago
Nice tools
December 28, 2019
4 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
best price and good product
Mark D on Mar 29, 2020
Newbie to woodturning want to try these carbide tools. Heard they were easier to use.
Becky F on Mar 18, 2020
best price and good product
Mark D on Mar 29, 2020
Try them out
Anthony M on Mar 25, 2020
Newbie to woodturning want to try these carbide tools. Heard they were easier to use.
Becky F on Mar 18, 2020
just learning and want tools that can be kept sharp.good price
james m on Mar 9, 2020
Replaceable carbide tips are the deciding point.
Tom B on Mar 6, 2020
Great sale price and beginner set
melinda s on Mar 6, 2020
Just starting in the hobby of pen turning. First set of tools.
Joseph M on Mar 1, 2020
Have full size want to try and seem to be good price
john h on Mar 1, 2020
nice to have smaller tools for some turning projects - and at a good price
D Y on Feb 29, 2020
Because there is no sharpening and I am a begener
Dale Roberts A on Dec 22, 2019
Gift for son, he loves working in the shop creating things, needs some starter tools for his new shopsmith.
Jonnine S on Dec 10, 2019
Need with my new lathe
Eric L on Dec 9, 2019
Have wanted to get into lathe work for some time. The sale put me over the edge to state now.
Peter M on Dec 5, 2019
Seems like carbide turning tools are easy and stay sharp a long time
SCBill on Dec 4, 2019
Going to use for repairs on pool cues.
Sharon C on Dec 4, 2019
Kenneth S on Dec 4, 2019
Christmas gift
Alexandra M on Dec 4, 2019
Something small to start turning.
David W on Dec 4, 2019
Best reviews
Verna Z on Dec 3, 2019
It looked like a great gift for a young boy starting to do wood working.
George T on Dec 2, 2019
This is the setup I have for my hobby use and wanted to let my bother in law enjoy turning as much as I do
Sid on Nov 29, 2019
I just got my first lathe and since I've got a very small shop (just half of my garage) I didn't want to purchase (and find bench space) for any sharpening tools. Since I'm new, there won't be much of a learning curve on these carbide tools, so I thought I'd get 'em. Especially at this great Black Friday price!
Roger Wilco on Nov 29, 2019
All Rockler tools have proven to be of good quality. I needed a smaller set of turning tools for smaller work.
Al on Nov 23, 2019
I do not have turning tools nor sharpening equipment
david g on Nov 22, 2019
Save down time from sharpening tools.
Michael W on Nov 9, 2019
No sharping
Nolan Cornett H on Nov 9, 2019
I saw a youtube video that suggested using carbide tip chisels over high speed chisels because of the edge durability. They also had a link for Rockler as the suggested supplier. Doing business with Rockler in the past along with the video suggestion was enough to make me feel very comfortable with this purchase.
Ricky M on Nov 3, 2019
I new to turning, so not having to sharpen the tools so great!
shawn s on Oct 26, 2019
I chose these tools on the advise of a seasoned wood worker.
DELBERT B on Oct 21, 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
Try them out
Anthony M on Mar 25, 2020
just learning and want tools that can be kept sharp.good price
james m on Mar 9, 2020
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.
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 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
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.
Is there an SR1 for the Mini set?
Gary K on Mar 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, as they go it’s probably $25 or better but I just put one in my mini set and it’s a game changer!
What is the shank diameter?
Tim F on Nov 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The shank diameter is just over 7/16 of an inch.
Are the tips for the Mini interchangeable with Easy Wood tips?
Charles G on Jan 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have have an easy wood tip that fits but use the screw from the mini tip not the one that comes with the tip
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.
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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