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

Full-Size Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool, Square

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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 general turning, and for straight sections, such as for tenons
  • 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, Square
(1) S2 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'' square
  • Replacement Cutter #: S2 (#47536)
Tool Type Carbide
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4.7 / 5.0
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Lathe turning tool
Feels like a extension of my arm with a cutter cant wait till more tools come out
April 15, 2019
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Awesome wood devouring tool added to my arsenal!
April 9, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very nice
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
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Amazing!! Highly recommend this tool!
This is an amazing tool! I just started wood turning and this one took does better than my whole set of Harbor Freight chisels. (Obviously) I highly recommend these tools. I cant wait to get the different types.
January 24, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Was not disappointed. Preformed with no problems.
December 18, 2018
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works well
Works great. I’m not very experienced turner but this makes it much easier to get started.
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August 13, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
If the tool performs as well as it appears, gonna love it.
Haven't had a chance to use my new tool as of yet.
Very impressed with the tool.
In process of restoring an old Delta lathe from a school Iowa.
May 31, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great tool
May 22, 2018
1 year ago
has good length for ease of handling
would say that it out preformed to my expectations I already had a round tool and found it to be a great tool
April 14, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rockler Carbide Square turning tool
I wasn't sure about Carbide Tools at first.But after using them I really like how they work, and don't have to sharpen them.
March 18, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Looked easier to use than my bowl gouge
Paul S on Sep 14, 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
Looked easier to use than my bowl gouge
Paul S on Sep 14, 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
Heard this was the easiest way to start turning and it was on sale.
Georgio on Feb 8, 2019
We have ordered several items from Rockler and have been very pleased with the service. They also stand behind everything the sell.
Jerry Gipe E on Feb 4, 2019
Great price.
Howard H on Jan 30, 2019
I have had the 3 piece mini versions for 7 months which I like and I think these are as good as I can get, having used HHS and other carbide highly liked tools and this price is below their competition.
edward f on Jan 20, 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
Just got the round one and decided I needed the square as well. Nice tools.
John P on Jan 15, 2019
Tried the round one and liked it so I got this one too.
John H on Jan 2, 2019
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
update my turning tools.
Thomas J on Nov 26, 2018
Just because
Chuck J on Nov 26, 2018
I saw Brad from FixThisBuildThat on YouTube using these tools!
Parker W on Nov 23, 2018
John C on Aug 17, 2018
because I have two different ones and like them.
Todd Y on Apr 16, 2018
have a round and enjoy the results so decided to get a square one
Anthony T on Mar 22, 2018
I am tired of sharpening my HSS tools and the reviews were great
David on Feb 4, 2018
Lathe work for rounding
Johnny C on Feb 2, 2018
Good tool on sale
Daniel L on Jan 31, 2018
ease of use
Timothy C on Dec 31, 2017
My first Set and I have no sharpening abilities.
Vincent S on Sep 14, 2017
mike s on Mar 13, 2017
Less time sharpening.
Richard S on Feb 8, 2017
I had already purchased the round carbide tool and needed a square edge tool. bought this one because the round worked so well.
Richard M on Jan 26, 2017
Already have the round and works great so I'm ordering the other 2 tools and bits
Rod R on Jan 7, 2017
I ordered the complete set.
Larry M on Jan 7, 2017
good reviews
STEPHEN H on Jan 7, 2017
very pleased - stays sharp and small enough to get into small turnings
Terry B on Dec 30, 2016
Price and quality!
gerry j on Oct 31, 2016
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
On sale
Kevin R on Jul 24, 2016
On Sale, Satisfied with previous purchase of previous models
Michael S on Jul 23, 2016
Works well for roughing work on the lathe
John on Jul 23, 2016
Bought the round one and love it, square will be as great
walter b on Feb 22, 2016
on sale and quality
Joel S on Jan 15, 2016
Christmas present from my wife.
Edward S on Oct 26, 2015
Needed to turn wood
DAsh on Aug 26, 2015
Met my needs.
Dennis S on Aug 1, 2015
Easy to use for a beginner.
Larry K on Apr 29, 2015
Gerald J on Jul 16, 2019
Great beginning tool
Bobby on Feb 16, 2019
Hi everybody! what is the principal difference between the Square Carbide and Square-Radius Carbide? i want to buy a round carbide and another one for rough cuts, which one you suggest?
Angelo C on Jan 31, 2017
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BEST ANSWER: I have the complete set of 4 different tips. I use the square for roughing but aso the square round for roughing smaller diameter items on the lathe. The round tool is a good clean up and smoothing around contours. The Diamond tip is food for shaping. I would probably purchase the square round for starter.
where is the tool made usa ?
Karon I on Feb 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Made in Taiwan
Can you use the square radius cutter on the square tool handle?.
Jerry on Aug 6, 2019