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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.
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
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
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Comfortable to handle & maneuver, very sharp .
May 31, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
They work great!
May 31, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very nice set. Works perfectly with my mini-lathe and an older, larger lathe as well.
May 30, 2020
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great product!
First time using carbide tips and I will never go back to sharpening my own again! Even if you just use these to rough in a project they work so much faster because there is no stopping to sharpen your blades. My wife has never used my large before and you would have thought she had been doing it for years since the learning curve on the angles to hold each one does not exist with these. Perfect straight out of the box first time users you can’t beat this product.
May 30, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Mini carbide turning tools
These have been the best turning tools I never knew I needed! The small size makes them easy to control with minimal movement and the no-slip handle grip adds to the enjoyment.
May 30, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Perfect for beginners or experts.
Great set. I’ve used for everything to small turnings, to pens and even large bowls and table legs. Been using for a couple months and haven’t had to rotate the blades yet.
May 29, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Hard to go wrong with these.
Definitely a must for the beginner pen Turner. You have to cut the wood so thin on the Slimline it's virtually impossible to get it done well without having a very sharp tool. And these are. Definitely get them if you can. Worth the money.
May 23, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great tools
Great tools. Have been using them constantly to turn pens.
May 17, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great addition to larger set
I originally purchased the large set and found they worked great as most of my work is medium to large vases and bowls. However, there are some details or tight curves that are much easier with this smaller set like under lip of a vase or the transition into the base. This is particularly true with softer or reclaimed woods where a delicate touch is required. The price was right and these were definitely worth the investment.
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Added May 16, 2020
May 16, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Response from Rockler
Thanks for the feedback. Nice hollow form, they are not easy to turn.
May 16, 2020
Dave G
Well made with nice handles
Would recommend this to anyone wanting a small set of tools
May 16, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Response from Rockler
I hope you are enjoying you journey into turning.
May 16, 2020
Dave G
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I have been using these for a while, I gave my old ones away with the Delta midi lathe I've had for many years.
Glenn M on May 23, 2020
I want to try carbide tools on small bowls
Dave on Apr 26, 2020
I have been using these for a while, I gave my old ones away with the Delta midi lathe I've had for many years.
Glenn M on May 23, 2020
super deal $100 dollar off wow !
Marion W on Apr 30, 2020
I want to try carbide tools on small bowls
Dave on Apr 26, 2020
easy to use
paul k on Apr 26, 2020
Reviews were great and they look like a really nice little set
Brent F on Apr 26, 2020
I want to try the carbide tools for my smaller lathe projects.
DAVID B on Apr 25, 2020
good price and i am just starting out
Terry W on Apr 20, 2020
Just starting out.
Mark B on Apr 19, 2020
Great sale price.
Dean B on Apr 18, 2020
price
Brian M on Apr 16, 2020
Brand and price
LESTER F on Apr 16, 2020
I tried them and like them plus they are on sale
Allen P on Apr 14, 2020
great price . have wanted them for a long time. should make turning time easyer.
nick on Apr 13, 2020
I have a set of these and the pointed one is bent so I needed another set
Joshua Carter O on Apr 12, 2020
Picked these because they don’t have to be sharpened
April M on Apr 11, 2020
Ergonomic, great price, support the economy, new projects coming up in my shop. <br />I love Rockler :)
Ms S on Apr 10, 2020
It gets great reviews and is on sale. Plus I don’t want to buy a $$ sharpener.
B O on Apr 6, 2020
Recommended by a friend said he has heard good things about them
Michael on Apr 3, 2020
Yes the lathe tools cam highly recommended especially with the replacement cutters which means I don't have to worry about sharpening them. Plus they were on sale.
Robert B on Apr 2, 2020
Price cut!!
ruben c on Mar 31, 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 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
gift
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
Turning
Joyce C on Oct 20, 2019
super deal $100 dollar off wow !
Marion W on Apr 30, 2020
easy to use
paul k on Apr 26, 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.
How long is the entire tool?
Andrew S on Apr 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The tools are:
Overall Tool Length: 13-1/2''
Handle Length: 9-1/2''
Shaft Length: 4''
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 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 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!

john
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.
can i use other brand replacement cutters ?
d u on May 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Other cutters will work but. the screw they provide may not fit so keep the ones that come with this tool.
Can i put negative rake blades on these?
Andrew D on Apr 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: You can use negative rake cutters (NRC) on these tools..Works great on acrylics...Don’t know what you mean by blades but I’m assuming you mean cutters. Hope this helps
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.
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, 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?
Nicole H. 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
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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