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Full-Size Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool, Diamond

Comfortable handle with rubber overmold for excellent control and reduced fatigue—replaceable diamond-shaped carbide tip needs no sharpening.
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This Full-Size Carbide Turning Tool from Rockler 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 cutter stays sharp for longer when compared with steel, giving you a much longer useful life. Shaft features a flattened back for stability when using the tool rest. The handles are made of solid ash encased with a thick, molded rubber end for an enhanced grip and reduced fatigue. They're great for beginning to advanced woodturners, ensuring quick success without the frustration of dull tools. Since you don't need to invest hundreds of dollars into sharpening equipment, they're also an excellent value.


  • Ideal for giving you a smooth finish in tight areas, such as the detailed beads and coves in spindle turnings
  • Total overall length of approximately 19-1/2'' provides the leverage needed for heavy work
  • 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) Full-Size Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool, Diamond
(1) D2 Carbide Cutter (pre-installed)
(1) Wrench
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 1.4000
Tech Spec
  • Overall Tool Length: 19-1/2''
  • Handle Length: 13''
  • Shaft Length: 6-1/2''
  • Handle Material: Solid ash with rubber overmold
  • Shank Material: Stainless steel
  • Cutter Material: Carbide
  • Cutter Size: Approximately 1-1/2'' long x 1/2'' wide
  • Replacement Cutter #: D2 (#47529)
Tool Type Carbide
4.8 / 5.0
18 Reviews
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Lathe turning tool
Perfection in my hands im impressed with the feel and cutting
April 15, 2019
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
i have the small carbide tools for making pens they did such a good job at making pens I decided to but the bigger ones and they also do a very good job when I am turning. Was not sorry to pay the price for them.

Jim Baker
April 6, 2019
10 months ago
Turning Tool/Fiamond
EXVellent. High Quality. Love it.
April 4, 2019
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Love it
Just learning how to turn wood. Started with cheap set of traditional tools and I just couldn't keep them sharp. Wish I had just started with these, much easier to use effectively. I bought all four tools (square, square with rounded edge, round, and diamond). I'm addicted.
January 25, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
i'm not sending it back
it fills a gap in my tools i was looking for
June 1, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works really well.
March 29, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great tools
I was tired of constant sharpening of my HSS tools and decided to purchase these. they work great. I have turned several bowls and lots of pens even a few Christmas ornaments with no problems.
February 25, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Carbide rock
Great tool. Bought all 4. Works well for pens and bowls, etc. I'm a new turner and made several bowls, pens, bottle stoppers, before getting my carbides. So much faster and easier.
February 11, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Awesome tool at a GREAT price
Believe me, once you move to carbide tools, it is hard to switch back. They cut wood like butter! Don't get me wrong, sometimes I just want to use HSS, but these are truly great tools.
January 28, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Bowl turning tool.
This is as advertised.
A great bowl turning tool.
December 27, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Did quite a bit of research on turning tools and found that these were mentioned a lot with very good reviews. Plus, if Rockler has them, they must be a quality product.
JJLLBB on Jan 18, 2020
I used this in a "make and take" class at my local shop and liked it.
Anita M on Dec 15, 2019
Did quite a bit of research on turning tools and found that these were mentioned a lot with very good reviews. Plus, if Rockler has them, they must be a quality product.
JJLLBB on Jan 18, 2020
wanted to try them out
CLYDE W on Dec 20, 2019
I used this in a "make and take" class at my local shop and liked it.
Anita M on Dec 15, 2019
My husband said this is what he wanted for Christmas.
Kathy B on Dec 6, 2019
I have a Friend that has a set of these tools
Preston P on Jul 21, 2019
Gerald J on Jul 16, 2019
I have a starter set (Non Carbide) I had bought with my lathe to get me started, Now I decided to upgrade with carbide and with better quality.
Max G on Feb 23, 2019
Great beginning tool.
Bobby on Feb 16, 2019
Great sale price!
Richard R on Feb 14, 2019
Good reviews and price.
Tommy R on Jan 31, 2019
Great price.
Howard H on Jan 30, 2019
good beginner carbide tools on sale
Mark O on Jan 30, 2019
Verified with a friend who has this that it's Awsome!
Steve C on Jan 23, 2019
Struggling keeping HSS tools sharp. Hard wood eats them up. I have to stop and sharpen multiple times on a single project to keep clean cuts. Hope these solve that problem, reasonable price on sale.
Edwin M on Jan 19, 2019
I already have the shorter version and find it very useful on smaller projects so this will be good for use on larger projects.
Robin on Dec 19, 2018
I like the middle size tools I bought on sale to check out carbide tools.
Wolfgang S on Dec 8, 2018
good tool and price
TOM E on Dec 2, 2018
Have a need
Chuck J on Nov 26, 2018
Price and need
Robert D on Nov 23, 2018
I saw Brad from FixThisBuildThat on YouTube using these tools!
Parker W on Nov 23, 2018
Quality is excellent, comfortable to use, needed them as I'm a new Turner on a very tight budget. Black Friday sale way to good to pass up!
D A on Nov 22, 2018
John C on Aug 17, 2018
I needed it and the other two I have are also from Rockler and I wanted to keep them as a set because they are comfortable and dependable.
Gary S on Mar 2, 2018
Working with professional turner who uses replaceable carbide tips. Much Faster Work.
Ken R on Feb 17, 2018
It may reach an area in my turning that is a bit overextended for normal tools; the handles are better than mine, less fatigue hanging off the back end. (That rubber is quite a shock taker, hope it holds up)
Walter P on Feb 9, 2018
Bought a lathe and needed tools. Great sale price. Should be offered as a set.
Milo H on Feb 8, 2018
I am tired of sharpening my HSS tools and the reviews were great
David S on Feb 4, 2018
Lathe work for grooving
Johnny C on Feb 2, 2018
I like the round and square ones i have
Dave the plumber on Jan 23, 2018
Fine work on the lath, good price.
Rick H on Jan 20, 2018
I needed a Diamond shape for my tool collection and it came up on sale.
Javier P on Jan 3, 2018
great detail tool
Timothy C on Dec 31, 2017
I have used other carbide cutting tools before and have been very happy with them, but I do not have this particular shape.
Brian R on Dec 30, 2017
Was on a Christmas wish list for my husband.
Suzanne B on Dec 12, 2017
Already have the square and round for spindle turning and like them
Zelda C on Oct 31, 2017
Great online reviews and videos, ease of learning curve and not having to sharpen during work were the key benefits outlined in reviews and videos
Neal L on Sep 10, 2017
I have both the round a square tip full size turning tools.
Abe A on Jul 14, 2017
mike s on Mar 13, 2017
I need a narrower parting tool than my standard HSS one that has a nice carbide cutter
Cyril H on Feb 16, 2017
Great tool, made fine chess pieces using this
THOMAS B on Jan 29, 2017
Bought the diamond shaped tool because the round carbide tool works so well.
Richard M on Jan 26, 2017
Looking for carbine turning and good sale price.
Kevin S on Jan 20, 2017
Great price, great tool
jeremy i on Jan 15, 2017
LaDawn W on Jan 11, 2017
Liked the Round I already have. Works great
Rod R on Jan 7, 2017
I have used other Rockler carbide turning tools and liked them.
Richard C on Jan 7, 2017
sale price makes them very reasonable for a quality tool. I ordered all four shapes.
Larry M on Jan 7, 2017
good reviews and price
STEPHEN H on Jan 7, 2017
To upgrade from my original 30 year old set of turning tools.
David B on Jan 5, 2017
Decided to try the full size carbide turning tools while I learn how to properly sharpen my HSS turning tools...
Steven P on Oct 13, 2016
wanted to try them out
CLYDE W on Dec 20, 2019
My husband said this is what he wanted for Christmas.
Kathy B on Dec 6, 2019
Does this tool come with a cutter included?
Dan on Jul 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes the tip is included.
Are the cutting tips interchangeable with, say Sorby cutters?
Pauley on Jan 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The simple answer is no. Buy the Rockler replacement tip and you will be assured that it will be a perfect fit. The complex answer is that some brands of tips are compatible and others are not. You can find compatible tips from other sources, but it is tricky to figure out whether another source's product will fit or not. Furthermore, sometimes you can find a tip that would otherwise be compatible, but the supplied screw does not fit the Rockler handle and the old screw does not fit the new tip. (Addendum: In case it isn't obvious, tip SHAPES are not interchangeable - you can't use a square carbide tip in a handle made for round carbide tips.)
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