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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
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
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Great for pens
Perfect tool for small items on a lathe. The mini tools allow delicate and detailed work that is difficult with the full size turning tools. Excellent quality.
August 18, 2019
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Very good
Better than I expected
August 16, 2019
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent
Very well made tools. Comfortable to hold and easy to take lite cuts. I am very pleased with this purchase.
August 13, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great Carbide Turning Tools
These are a step up from my original Carbide Turning Tools, these were able to turn some really difficult acrylic blanks that had voids and air holes in them by not being so aggressive as my original set was. Here is the blank/now pen that I was able to turn. I would highly recommend these as a very good set for pens and smaller turnings.
Gatsby Pen - left side
Gatsby Pen
August 13, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Love the size and ability to keep sharp by just turning the carbide tip as needed
Purple and gold acrylic using executive gun metal
Emerald acrylic using Celtic
Black walnut using 30 caliber kit
August 10, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Mini Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tools
I really enjoy my Mini Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tools, 3-piece set. They work great and really stay sharp. Great sale on them also. Thanks
August 7, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I think these tools are a great size for turning on a small lathe.
July 28, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great for a beginner
This is my first time turning and this has been a great set to start with. No worries about learning to sharpen, easy to use and very forgiving.
July 17, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Love these tools.
July 12, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
over all GREAT TOOL. Need to show different sizes
Great tool! Need it to be sharp and accurate. Very fine cuts. Also turned a salad bowl 8” diameter . In one hour,
Multi segmented bowl carved ou by the mini. I love this tool.
Wafer thin turning done by the mini. GREAT TOOL!
May 20, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Great reviews.
troy c on Aug 23, 2019
Price
MARTIN K on Aug 20, 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
Price
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
Daniel 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.
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
I plan on doing more epoxy / wood projects on the lathe and regular tools won't work as well.
Robert J on Nov 16, 2018
turning pens and other fine work.
MICHAEL A on Nov 15, 2018
my current tools are to large for small pieces.
Daniel H on Nov 13, 2018
Like the carbide tips--less sharpening.
Christopher K on Nov 13, 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
Good price. The small size is easy to use on small projects.
Joseph Y on Aug 21, 2019
great price and reviews sold me
Meindert T on Aug 18, 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.
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.
Can you use the SR1 cutter in place of the S1 cutter?
John L on Sep 2, 2015
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
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 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 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 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.
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.
Is there an SR1 for the Mini set?
Gary K on Mar 5, 2018