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Comfortable handle with rubber overmold for excellent control and reduced fatigue—replaceable round carbide tip needs no sharpening.

Full-Size Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool, Round

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Full-Size Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool, Round
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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 on curved, concave surfaces and for general turning applications
  • 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
  • Note: Carbide cutters are not interchangeable between the different tools.
(1) Full-Size Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool, Round
(1) R2 Carbide Cutter (pre-installed)
(1) Wrench
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 1.4500
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 0.60'' in diameter
  • Replacement Cutter #: R2 (#44013)
Tool Type Carbide
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4.7 / 5.0
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Great Tool
I purchased this one and the square radius. It takes a little getting used to. I was very pleased that this was a great tool hollowing out a bowl, particularly in making a smooth transition from the side to the bottom of the bowl.
September 11, 2018
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Well worth the money
I can turn woods that with traditional gouges I could not. Cherry tears out with the traditional gouge, but with the carbide tools, it does not and you never have to sharpen them.
July 14, 2018
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very easy to use and stays sharp a long time even in Arazona Iron Wood. I will be buying Crain knock next for getting in deep in vace and deep bowls. I give this tool a five.
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Apple wood. Did it with the straight tool.
Another peace that came AS. It was very hard wood.
June 13, 2018
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent tool
Awesome tool. I'm completely satisfied
April 8, 2018
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great tool clean cutting
I didn't know if I would like the carbide but I do. The high speed steel require more skill to get a good looking finish. I'm still learning but the tool worked for me.
March 23, 2018
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Throw the Grinder away!!
My first Carbide tool! It is everything the salesman said!! Stays sharp even while cutting down 1.5" acrylics!! Love this tool! Love not "feathering the gouges on the grinder!!
March 14, 2018
9 months ago
Great a very easy tool to use
March 7, 2018
10 months 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
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
could be a tad longer but the oversize cutting bits are nice and the tool is comfortable. Cuts true.
February 10, 2018
10 months ago
Great for turning bat, stays sharp longer, carbide tipped is the only way for me now. What a time saver
February 10, 2018
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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Gift for husband
Linda G on Dec 12, 2018
It was a special request from my woodworking son.
Donna R on Dec 2, 2018
Gift for husband
Linda G on Dec 12, 2018
I like the middle size tools I bought on sale to check out carbide tools.
Wolfgang S on Dec 8, 2018
It was a special request from my woodworking son.
Donna R on Dec 2, 2018
good tool and price
TOM E on Dec 2, 2018
Jonathan G on Dec 1, 2018
price and need
Robert D on Nov 23, 2018
Good experience with previous carbide tool
DAVID H 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
I want to give turning with carbide tools a try.
Eileen M on Oct 5, 2018
John C on Aug 17, 2018
The reviews were excellent. Also, a fellow wood turner uses carbide tools and loves them.
Daniel S on Jun 22, 2018
I am a novice wood turner and would like to turn bowls more easily. I believe based on the reviews, that this will help me to do so.
Helmut S on May 9, 2018
Great tool at a great price.
Patrick M on May 7, 2018
I have a hard time sharpening my lathe tools and wanted to try something different
David M on Mar 1, 2018
I wanted to try out how good the carbide cuts compared to the traditional high speed steel
Betty C on Feb 23, 2018
Recommend by experienced wood workers
Richard S on Feb 8, 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 smoothing
Johnny C on Feb 2, 2018
finish the three tool set
albert s on Feb 1, 2018
I have other carbide tip tooling and wanted to try a round carbide tool.
James P on Jan 5, 2018
Husband wanted it.
Candace M on Jan 2, 2018
I watched a video on using this tool and it looked like something I would enjoy using.
Greg B on Jan 1, 2018
great bowl tool
Timothy C on Dec 31, 2017
Tired of sharpening!
Edward L on Dec 28, 2017
Dave the plumber on Dec 20, 2017
My father turns bowls
sharon K on Dec 14, 2017
I have used a carbide mini and realized I needed a tool with a little more depth.
John H on Dec 9, 2017
watched videos and reviews and a big company that will be around for a long time to help if ever i needed it
david m on Oct 1, 2017
I'm new to turning. Best value that I have found.
Vincent S on Sep 14, 2017
To get me started in wood turning while I'm learning how to use and sharpen my HSS tools.
Eugene L on Mar 20, 2017
mike s on Mar 13, 2017
Needed to upgrade from standard lathe tools.
Dale W on Feb 1, 2017
Thomas R on Jan 30, 2017
wanted to try it for finishing.
James M on Jan 29, 2017
Wanted to try a carbide cutter.
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
Fill in my set of tools.
Robert W on Jan 15, 2017
LaDawn W on Jan 11, 2017
Same as above
Richard C on Jan 7, 2017
I ordered the set of four.
Larry M on Jan 7, 2017
Good product, like the handle a lot and carbide is the way to go.
William N on Jan 4, 2017
very pleased - stays sharp and small enough to get into small turnings. extra tips are about $22 but have not needed to buy any yet. Just turn the blade and get a new surface. Saves grinding time and always sharp.
Terry B on Dec 30, 2016
General lathe work
Richard S on Dec 27, 2016
These tools were recommended by a friend. I thought I would give them a try.
Stephen H on Dec 22, 2016
pen turning
Roger B on Dec 19, 2016
It seems this design makes sense, I'll try this one to see for myself before buying the rest of the set.
S Wade S on Dec 19, 2016
been wanting to try one for awhile . lots of good feedback on these tools
STEPHEN H on Dec 9, 2016
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
What Grade carbide is the cutter?
RANDY U on Jan 13, 2016
Asked before, what is the size of the screw and are they available?
Harley L on Oct 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Call Rockler tech support, we can help you out
Where are these tools made?
Kevin B on Dec 25, 2015
What is difference in "square radius carbide" & "square ergonomic carbide"? (turning tools)
A shopper on May 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The ever-so-slightly rounded square edge helps protect against catches (corner digging in) but still keeps a lot of the blade edge on the wood. I use it a lot for final smoothing cuts with less danger of ruining an almost finished piece. For final flat finishing of a bowl bottom, however, stay with the full square blade.

"officially" you can fit the slightly curved blade onto the tool that is made for the full-square blade. It is not a perfect fit, but it will work. Personally, I just want to grab the right tool and not stop to change a blade, so eventually I bought the right tool. But if you want to just try the slightly curved blade without committing to the cost of the whole tool, it will work.
How well do these tools work with bowl turning?
David P on Jan 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have 20 other tools and an expensive sharpening system. They are "collecting dust" now as I use the Rockler carbide tools almost exclusively. I doubt that Rockler's are particularly better than any other name brand tool, but they are more reasonably priced, and even at that they go on sale periodically. You will end up wanting every one of them (4 total now I believe).

Some of the old timers "pooh pooh" them. Do you remember when digital cameras first came on the scene? No way they would last, or provide the same quality as film. That is what you heard from the nay-sayers, and especially the pros. Bought any film lately?

start off with the full circle one if you turn bowls. You will like them.

I keep getting catches when trying to clean up the inside of a bowl or goblet. Not sure what I am doing wrong?.
Stephen M on Feb 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Im guessing this is due to having two points of contact at the same time. As the bowl spins and the cutter head contacts at two points both points and rotating at different rpm. This can cause a catch no matter what turning tool you use. I own one of these and it does greatly reduce the learning curve vs using traditional turning tools but, they will still catch if you're not careful.
What is the size of the screw that holds it on? Lost mine.
SkyKaeChad on Sep 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are metric. M7 but I am not sure which thread, 0.5, 0.7 or 1.0
Are these as good as Easy Turn Wood tools and are the inserts interchangeable between Rockler and the Easy Turn tools?
Don B on Jul 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are a great set for carbide tools, especially your first carbide set as they are a bit differnet then HSS to work with. I like the handles better on the easy wood, but the rockler set is a very nice set. I have all three in the bigger size and use them almost daily. They are not interchangeable with another brand as far as I know.
I was wondering if the round and square blade inserts are interchangeable on the same handle. If so how difficult is it to switch from one cutter head to the other?
greg d on Aug 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: no...and sort of. The round and square are not interchangeable on the same handle..not even close. But in a pinch you can fit the "round-square" on the handle meant for the square blade. It is not a perfect fit in that the "round-square" does not seat perfectly flat, but you can get buy with it until you save up your pennies to buy the correct handle (on sale of course) which you will eventually do.

Changing the blades is a 3 minute task, but you will much rather just want to reach for the correct tool, all ready to go.

But forget all about the round fitting the square, or vice-versa.

Hope this helps.
Is this used in place of a bowl gouge? My next project is an urn and I'm considering this tool for the depth of the job. What do you think?
Lee R on Feb 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can use it for that purpose if you need. I have made many bowls use my the carbide turning tools.
What is the diameter of the cutter?
First Name L on Jan 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 19/32 "