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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)
Tool Type Carbide
4.7 / 5.0
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Love them!!!
June 16, 2020
2 months ago
Very enjoyable to use, I will never go back.
June 8, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
great tools
these work great
April 23, 2020
3 months ago
Prn Turning Tool
I have found these tools enable me to make handsome wood pens, I give them a thumbs up.
April 3, 2020
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Cuts smooth
March 22, 2020
4 months ago
Very comfortable to use and works beautifully
High quality and easily handled
March 21, 2020
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great tools light to use
March 21, 2020
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Perfect for the small turning projects.
Perfect for small turning projects. Highly recommend set.
March 19, 2020
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Pen turning
better then my old cutters and I don't have to sharpen then like I did with the old ones.
March 13, 2020
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great for pen turning
Size, price and quality
March 9, 2020
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Wanted to try pen turning
Eric B on Jun 24, 2020
Buying my first lathe and these were recommended.
Thomas D on Jun 4, 2020
Wanted to try pen turning
Eric B on Jun 24, 2020
Gift for wife
troy howell R on Jun 11, 2020
Buying my first lathe and these were recommended.
Thomas D on Jun 4, 2020
my wife want to learn how to turn. She is a small person and these tools will fit in her hands better
Mark P on May 29, 2020
Stays sharper and longer when turning very hard stock
Dennis T on May 28, 2020
Turning pens
Gary G on May 24, 2020
Reviews were excellent!
Michael A on May 13, 2020
Needed a beginner set of tools to turn some pens and other small projects. Carbide makes sense to me
Ryan M on May 5, 2020
Looking for starter turning tools.
Richie R on May 5, 2020
Suggested by friend
Connie S on Apr 30, 2020
Nice small size, and from reading the reviews people who have purchased these previously are happy with them
Timothy W on Apr 16, 2020
To turn pens
Jerry T on Apr 11, 2020
Nedd to turn some acrylic pen and like the full size one for other projects.
Jerry J on Mar 26, 2020
The quality, and having carbide tips are a plus for turning pens!
William D S on Mar 15, 2020
Starting work with carbide-tipped turning tools.
HSV user on Feb 29, 2020
For turning pens & wine stoppers
Jack W on Feb 28, 2020
Have used carbide tools and like them and I hope these live up to my expectations
Thomas C on Feb 22, 2020
Want to start turning acrylic pen.
Susan T on Feb 21, 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
Gift for wife
troy howell R on Jun 11, 2020
my wife want to learn how to turn. She is a small person and these tools will fit in her hands better
Mark P on May 29, 2020
What is the difference between these and the mini turning 3 piece kit?
Dan 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!
Where are these tools made?
Gabriele H on May 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: They are made in Taiwan
Does anyone have the item number for negative rake cutters that will fit these?
Dustin S on Apr 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Rockler does not sell negative rake cutters for this set. If you are looking to achieve a better finish you can hold the cutter at an angle to the work to achieve a shear scrape.
What size is the screw?
Bruce P on Feb 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The screw is M4 x 6.5mm
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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