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Pen-Turning Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tools, 3-Piece Set

Compact, comfortable rubber handles provide excellent control and reduce fatigue—replaceable carbide tips need no sharpening.
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At only 9-1/2'' long, these tools are the perfect size for turning pens, bottle stoppers and other small items. The carbide cutters can be easily rotated to expose a fresh edge. Set includes one high speed steel 1/8'' parting tool, and two tools with replaceable carbide cutters: a 1/2'' round cutter and a 1/2'' square cutter with a 2'' radius that produces an exceptionally smooth finish cut. Handles are solid ash encased in thick, molded rubber for excellent ergonomics and a sure grip.


  • Small size is ideal for pen turning and other mini lathe projects
  • No sharpening needed, thanks to the replaceable, rotatable carbide cutter
  • Ash handles are coated with a soft, grippy rubber for a secure, effortless grip and excellent ergonomics
(1) Round Carbide Pen Turning Tool
(1) Square (with 2'' Radius) Carbide Pen Turning Tool
(1) High Speed Steel 1/8'' Pen Parting Tool
(1) Wrench
(1) Case
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 1.5000
Tech Spec
  • Overall Tool Length: 9-1/2''
  • Handle Length: 6-1/2''
  • Shaft Length: 3''
  • Handle Material: Solid ash with rubber overmold
  • Shank Material: Stainless steel; parting tool is HSS
  • Cutter Material: Carbide; parting tool is HSS
  • Cutter Sizes: Approximately 0.45'' diameter; 1/2'' square radius; 1/8'' parting
  • Replacement Cutter #s: R1 (#47907), SR1 (#47377)
Discountable Yes
Tool Type Carbide
4.6 / 5.0
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Just as great as the full size knives.
February 15, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Worth every penny!
These tools are great! Makes clean cuts on the lathe much easier, by not having to hone/sharpen nearly as often!
February 15, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great set of turning tools
Nice and sharp! I’ve turned quite a few pens with these and they seem to keep its sharpness. I love the rubber grips.
February 10, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very nice set. Great for pens and other small.projects
I give them a top grade. Very easy to use
February 1, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Pen turning tools
First time pen turner, have turned with regular tools, spindle, but new to pens, tools make it so much easier to start, and stay sharp,turned over 30 blanks so far, have not turned the carbide ends yet, still just as sharp, shavings just peel off
January 25, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nice introductory, mini sized set (approx 9 1/2")
Nice quality introductory mini set. Approximate length 9 1/2". Works well for small diameter, pen sized items. Perfect for what they were designed for. If you're going to turn larger small bowl sized items, 4-6" diameter objects or larger, I'd recommend the longer mid-sized set (approx. 13 1/2").
January 17, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
The Best Overall Experience.
They are excellent set of tools I would highly recommend these over any other manufacturers. They fit the hand just right and are very sharp on wood and acrylic.
January 16, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Top notch tools
Fantastic tools, super sharp and great size for pens and tool handles.
January 14, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
love this set
easy to use, stays sharp and was a great price when on sale. Great for pen turning
December 12, 2019
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Bought these for my husband and he has really enjoyed using them! From pens to other small projects, they are very handy and high quality tools.
December 2, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Good deal, bought as a beginner set
Leo H on Feb 16, 2020
Tried a friends out and loved them.
Krystal P on Jan 31, 2020
Good deal, bought as a beginner set
Leo H on Feb 16, 2020
to help turning it down
paul a on Feb 1, 2020
Tried a friends out and loved them.
Krystal P on Jan 31, 2020
I liked the reviews and I needed sharp turning tools
Dave F on Jan 31, 2020
Good price and not big.
ken b on Jan 25, 2020
Watching the videos and I’m looking forward to turning some pans and all my wood turning tools are quite large.
Gary D on Jan 15, 2020
Chosen because we trust Rockler
Judy S on Jan 8, 2020
Great price. hope its a good product.
Donny E on Jan 4, 2020
Reviews were good
Helena S on Dec 2, 2019
Great value
Brian S on Dec 1, 2019
I checked out other tool sets. This was a great price by a well established company who stands by their products.
Mike G on Nov 30, 2019
Looked like a good set of tools for someone starting out new to wood turning and does not have to worry about sharpening tools.
Tracy H on Oct 23, 2019
Just what i need to turn my hybrid blanks and the price was almost a steal!
Richard D on Oct 21, 2019
Wanted to try these instead of regular turning tools
Paul B on Oct 16, 2019
I needed carbide tools for pen turning and these were recommended.
Jamie M on Oct 15, 2019
I wanted to try carbide tipped for turning and thought this would be a good place to start
C H on Oct 3, 2019
Better for beginners
Sam S on Aug 10, 2019
Checked them out in the store and didn't buy, the more I thought about it the more I knew I had to have them. Rockler always has great products!
Randy on Jul 2, 2019
On Sale
Clark K on Jul 1, 2019
Want to learn to turn.
Timothy M on Jun 25, 2019
It seemed a good deal, it was recommended by a friend
Elmer M on Jun 17, 2019
Steve C on Jun 5, 2019
Price and sale promotion
Donald W on May 31, 2019
Kevin R on May 30, 2019
Trying out
Andy A on May 12, 2019
Wanted to give these a try.
Eric G on Apr 29, 2019
need a smaller set of turning tools to make miniature birdhouse ornaments. My full size set is too cumbersome to work on small items.
Leon D on Apr 26, 2019
My son is just getting into turning and this looked like a good starter set
Bruce W on Mar 15, 2019
will let you know
B R on Mar 6, 2019
I choose the turning tools because of Price and feedback from others.
Bruce B on Feb 28, 2019
good price to give them a try
Jeffrey T on Feb 23, 2019
Wanted a better set friend recommended this to me.
Joel on Feb 22, 2019
Add to my husband's hobbies. Birthday
Katharyn R on Feb 22, 2019
Good review from friends that use these
Dallas on Feb 21, 2019
These tools were recommended to me by an experienced wood turner. I have some Rockler products and like and trust them. I also like that the carbide tips can be replaced. Additionally, they were on sale and I like a bargain as much as the next person.
James on Feb 18, 2019
New to pen turning, good reviews
Paul W on Feb 18, 2019
Wanted small carbide set for turning pens and price was good after going on sale.
Keith A on Feb 18, 2019
Starting to make pens with sons.
Jane L on Feb 17, 2019
I turn a lot of pens and sharpening chisels takes time away from the lathe.
Mac C on Feb 17, 2019
New to pen turning and wanted a starter set of carbide tipped tools.
Andrew M on Feb 15, 2019
Needed shorter tools for pen
BEN M on Feb 12, 2019
getting in to pen turning
Kenneth B on Feb 6, 2019
Needed a set of these because I don't have these yet. This will be my first set.
Dennis S on Feb 4, 2019
Looks like a good starter set and I choose carbide whenever possible!
John M on Jan 28, 2019
Just getting into turning small objects on a micro lathe and the tools I have are way to big for the purpose. This set looks like the perfect solution to my problem.
James P on Jan 18, 2019
Seems like a good way to get into carbide bits without breaking the bank.
H O on Dec 23, 2018
My son is new to workworking and I was told this is a great product and Rockler is a very good company.
Todd Boydston B on Dec 16, 2018
Friend recommended this item
Randy G on Dec 13, 2018
Brian S on Dec 4, 2018
Dads Christmas
Mark S on Dec 1, 2018
to help turning it down
paul a on Feb 1, 2020
I liked the reviews and I needed sharp turning tools
Dave F on Jan 31, 2020
What is the difference between these and the mini turning 3 piece kit?
Daniel W on Dec 6, 2015
Pen-Turning Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tools, 3-Piece Set
Pen-Turning Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tools, 3-Piece Set
Mini Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tools, 3-Piece Set
Mini 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
Are any of the Easy Wood Tools Negative Rake cutters compatible? These inserts are great on wood and Acetate, but Inlace Acrylester just gets destroyed.
Randy P on Jun 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I am not certain if you are talking about the Pen Set or the Mini Set; but here goes. For the Pen Set, the round and square 2" Negative Rake cutters will fit. For the Mini Set, a Round negative rake cutter will fit but the Square 2" negative rake cutter that I purchased will not fit. The slight curve does not allow the screw hole to line up properly. I do not remember the exact part numbers that I used. I was turning some Inlace Acrylester pen blanks, with glitter cast in, that gave me severe chip-out with conventional and conventional Carbide tools. With the Pen Turning set with Easy Wood Tools Negative Rake Cutters, I had little or no chip-out and got an excellent finish. Hope this helps. Paul
I just got these tools and they don't seem very sharp. Does anyone else have this problem and what can I do about it?
Sebastian R on Jan 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: make sure the bevel side is down and flat side up. Also, the tool rest should be set so that the tool is just Below the center line of what is being turned, and last, try holding the tool at a slightly upward angle when cutting(play with the angle until you find one that works best)
I know most pen blanks are 3/4" x 3/4". Could these cut larger blanks ?
Gerard B on Jul 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The short answer is yes, You can use them on any size blank the same as a traditional turning tool just watch the over hang.
are there negative rake carbide inserts available for these tools?
wayne on Dec 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Item 69942 will work for the round tool.
how long do the cutters last?
John S on Feb 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: have found them to be extremely sharp for a longer time than I thought. The harder the wood the quicker they dull. I like them so much I never use my standard set of turning tools. They are a bit expensive but definitely worth it to me. Lowell
What am I doing wrong if I am not getting a smooth cut with these tools?
Liz on Dec 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Start with your "Round Tool" on both wood and acrylic,, highest speed on the acrylic, mid speed on wood (maybe 1800-2200 RPM). Tool rest directly perpendicular to the blanks corner. VERY light into the blank, and light on the touch for the first several passes. depending on the blank composition it may chip out at the ends... Slow Down! Easy into the material! Once you get the blank down to round use your "Square Tool" and make long even passes on the material, this will get out all the "roll marks" from the round tool. By the time you get to the bushings you will have a VERY smooth piece that may only require micro mesh sanding to finish.... Good Luck!
what is the replacement number for carbide tips (round and square) for the pen turning tools?
Steve on Apr 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The R1 (round bit) is #47907. The SR1 (square radius) is #47377
Will the micro easy wood tool cutters fit these?
Miickey on Feb 8, 2019
Has anyone used these for turning antler rings?
Wayne T on Dec 7, 2017
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