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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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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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I would recommend them to any pen enthusiast
These are awesome, cuts through acrylic like butter!
Wall street II  with tye dye acrylic 
Sold for 50$
Wall street II with tye dye acrylic Sold for 50$
November 3, 2018
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Pen kit
I am very happy with my carbide tipped, ergonomic pen kit. It makes my turning much easier. I’m only sorry I didn’t find out about it years ago.
Bottle stops with corkscrews
More pens
November 2, 2018
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great tools.
Tools are great. Effort less. Highly recommend.
October 25, 2018
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great tools, but...
I am new to the lathe so am learning to use these tools which I have found to be high quality and easy to use. However, on two different occasions after an encounter with knotholes the cutting heads came off the tool. After search and rescue missions, I found the cutters and the screws. The solution: before, during, and after use check the tightness of the screw with the nice tool supplied with the set.
September 4, 2018
Great tools
July 29, 2018
4 months ago
So Far - Great
The carbide tip tools are easy to use and work like a charm. So far I've made French Rolling Pins, the photo attached shows a roughed in rolling pin turned in about 20 minutes. The carbide tool is sharp and easy to handle. Bought the smaller ones first to see if I liked them, definitely will be shopping for the big boys next!
July 14, 2018
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I really like them. They are perfect for pens and small items. They feel great in your hand.
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July 1, 2018
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Present for son
I bought these for my son. He just loved them. He said You have to get use to there small size but once you do there awesome.
June 30, 2018
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I love it, works great.
June 27, 2018
6 months ago
Excellent pen turning tools!
WOW! These are the BEST pen turning tools I’ve ever owned.
Corn cob pens
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May 18, 2018
7 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Brian S on Dec 4, 2018
philip w on Nov 30, 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 C 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
I like the handle, it more then others but the control on the video that I saw was great so hopefully it not a lie
Shere-Khan W on Feb 7, 2018
Wanted to get a good set to begin my pen turning career. Rockler is a solid name and I trust them to get me started on a new hobby.
Ty F on Feb 6, 2018
I turn Christmas ornaments and at times the handles are to long, to control correctly. And I thought at the price I could try them out to see how they would work .
Harry W on Jan 30, 2018
Interested in turning pens and I have found regular turning tools are difficult to control when working with small items.
REG P on Dec 29, 2017
Great buy and look forward to using the set!
Jim T on Dec 25, 2017
Husband wanted it.
Betty R on Dec 25, 2017
gift for husband
kasey k on Dec 15, 2017
As a Christmas Gift
Teresa B on Dec 7, 2017
My son wanted this for Christmas.
Deborah P on Nov 10, 2017
looks like a good set.
Keith L on Oct 17, 2017
To start turning
Kenneth K on Jul 18, 2017
Looks like good quality I'm hoping.
Jeffrey L on Jul 14, 2017
Had great reviews and I wanted good turning tools without having to buy a sharpener and spending time sharpening.
Douglas B on Jul 11, 2017
Easier than sharpening chisels all the time, and the price was pretty good.
David G on May 10, 2017
To facilitate my excursion to pen turning. Turned out that I didn't need this set, having full-size tools that would have done the job. But, they work.
Eugene L on Mar 20, 2017
as a gift
Marius S on Mar 14, 2017
I like the idea of carbide cutting tips to eliminate having to sharpen tools.
Leslie O on Feb 7, 2017
The price
Byron M on Jan 28, 2017
Try my luck with my first pen turning set. Thought if I was going to do it, I would go carbide.
Robert S on Jan 9, 2017
Small item turning
John P on Jan 7, 2017
Liked them, right size
Everett H on Dec 17, 2016
Hoping these three turning tools will make small turnings faster and easier.
J M on Dec 17, 2016
I am a beginner and I believe this was the best option since I do not want to keep sharpening, at least as a start.
VAHE E on Dec 10, 2016
I am a beginner woodturner and I believe from what I have read that these tools are a quality product which will last a long time.
Edwin R S on Dec 7, 2016
It seems to be what I was looking for.
Bob G on Nov 19, 2016
Rockler has good quality tools. I have been buying at Rockler for quite a few years.
Jim R on Oct 16, 2016
Use with mini lathe
Don M on Sep 27, 2016
decent price. carbide.
Joan L on Sep 22, 2016
Seemed like a good value
Richard P on Sep 11, 2016
Needed turning chisels and they were priced right
ANGELA S on Aug 30, 2016
Gotta tell ya'... These are the best turning tools I have ever used. The fit and feel are great and perfect for my young son getting him interested in pen turning... and he's loving it thanks to these tools!
Brian F on Jul 31, 2016
recommended by a friend
Chuckie U on Jul 10, 2016
Dads Christmas
Mark S on Dec 1, 2018
I bought this set because the price is right.
Steve D on Oct 15, 2018
What is the difference between these and the mini turning 3 piece kit?
Daniel W on Dec 6, 2015
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BEST ANSWER: I have the pen carbide turning set and the difference between the two sets is the shaft size.
Also the cutoff in the pen turning kit is the stainless steel whereas the larger set in carbide.
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)
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!
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.
what is the replacement number for carbide tips (round and square) for the pen turning tools?
Steve on Apr 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I looked back over Capt Eddies site and he doesn't have part numbers, just descriptions that you have to match up. I ordered 10.7 Radius Square cutter and 8.8mm Round. I place an order with him 2 weeks ago and the USPS delivered it to the wrong address and they can't find it. Capt Edd has reshipped the order, free, and I should get it tomorrow.
Has anyone used these for turning antler rings?
Wayne T on Dec 7, 2017
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