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Compact, comfortable rubber handles provide excellent control and reduce fatigue—replaceable carbide tips need no sharpening.

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

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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)
Tool Type Carbide
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4.6 / 5.0
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I would definitely recommend the set. I love the way they feel and handle.
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August 6, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
They worked really well smaller handle than what I’m used to but very good
July 14, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great tools
Great for starting out on pens.
July 7, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very happy
My new pen-turning set is a pleasant surprise. It is easy to use and produces excellent end results. I am very happy!
July 6, 2019
3 months ago
Rockler Pen-turning Carbide tools
Very nice set.
July 1, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Love them so far the grip is comfortable and the length is just right
June 27, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Since starting pen turning, I can't stop, just keep turning.. Have turned over a hundred pens so far and keep learning on each one..Great Choice
May 15, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Wood Shop Teachers still exist!
Rockler is the best place to buy serious woodworking products
My 8th grade project
He gets an A+
April 2, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Turn, turn, turn
Awesome turning kit for a first time turner
March 24, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
The first ones that I have ever used.
Love the Carbide Turning tools, the first ones that I have ever used. Should have gotten a set long time ago.
March 23, 2019
6 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Better for beginners
Sam S on Aug 10, 2019
On Sale
Clark K on Jul 1, 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.
Jerry 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
philip w on Nov 30, 2018
I bought this set because the price is right.
Steve D on Oct 15, 2018
It was on sale.
Chris T on Sep 29, 2018
Nice set, all inclusive.
John John on Aug 9, 2018
These are excellent cutters and get through wood and acrylic easily.
Erin S on Jul 11, 2018
Rocker has good tools
John r B on Jul 8, 2018
I'm just learning how to make pens and I've watched quite a few videos on what turning tools are the best for beginners. This set came up in more than one video I watched so I'm looking forward to using them.
Barbara J on Jun 22, 2018
I just bought a midi lathe and I wanted a set of carbide turning tools. I don't need to be learning sharpening skills at the same time as turning skills. I know I'll be buying more tools later but I want to outgrow a smaller set first. These had consistently good reviews and a very reasonable price.
James N E on Jun 19, 2018
I am starting to turn small winding checks for my rod building business
Doug M on Jun 18, 2018
I'm new to pen turning
Jade S on Jun 18, 2018
good price
Donald M on Jun 13, 2018
started doing pens and this is a good price
Rodney L on Jun 9, 2018
My full size tools are to large to turn pens with
Jody on Jun 9, 2018
Expanding my turning knowledge.
David R on Jun 3, 2018
the best I could find
B I on Feb 27, 2018
Starting pen turning
Terence K on Feb 17, 2018
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
Want to learn to turn.
Timothy M on Jun 25, 2019
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.
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?
ELIZABETH H 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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