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

Full-Size Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool, Square Radius

Item #
48535
Rating:
94% of 100
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Full-Size Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool, Square Radius

Take a close look at the edge of this carbide cutter and you'll realize it's not actually square. Instead, each of its four edges is slightly crowned with a 2'' radius. This subtle change makes the cutter excellent for smoothing cuts. The replaceable, rotatable cutter eliminates the hassle and downtime of sharpening. Simply rotate the carbide cutter for a fresh, sharp edge, and replace it once all edges have grown dull. Solid carbide stays sharp for longer when compared with steel, giving you a much longer useful life. The shaft features a flattened back for stability when using the tool rest, and 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.


Features:

  • Excellent for smoothing cuts and convex surfaces
  • 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 Radius
(1) SR2 Carbide Cutter (pre-installed)
(1) Wrench
More Information
Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number No
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 with a 2'' convex radius on all 4 edges
  • Replacement Cutter #: SR2 (#48770)
Technical Documents No
Tool Type Carbide
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4.7 / 5.0
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Excellent Tool for New Turners
Whenever I'm asked, I usually recommend new turners who want carbide tools make this (or the mini square round) their first tool. It has a good balance of control to bite when it comes to the round (control) vs. square (bite) tools. I can move it comfortably across the tool rest and rough or detail as the situation demands. It does better at long cuts without digging in, and gives a good level of control when I want to detail. I know some turners use this tool exclusively for their initial turnings without buying another for some time.
September 18, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Love it!
There is a bit of a learning curve if you are used to more traditional turning tools but I am very satisfied and plan on buying more in the near future.
September 11, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great for Turning Cherry
I tried turning cherry bowls using traditional gouges, but had terrible tear out. A friend let me try his Rockler carbide tools and it made all the difference in the world. I bought the radius square and the round. Both are worth the money. I will never go back to the traditional.
July 14, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Makes turning easy!
Fantastic product, don't need to sharpen anything, blades LAST.
April 7, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
My first carbide turning tool. Wow, what a difference, love it!
March 17, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Turning tools.
Tool works as advertised- it is sharp and easy to use. Great for a nice finish prior to sanding.
March 15, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Nice tool
Nice tool like it a lot works great.
March 13, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Almost mistake proof
It cuts very cleanly unless you don't pay attention and put the tool in a wrong position. You have to watch the sharp corner to avoid a tool mark. But it is a real pleasure to use and is quite forgiving and makes corrections easily. Great for for an 88 year old guy who is not perfectly steady, like me.
March 2, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Much easier to use than a traditional bowl gouge and way less issue with catches.
February 10, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Nice tool for rough and tumble general shaping cuts.
Ends the continuous process of sharpening turning tools. Not sure how long each edge will last before having to rotate the cutter, but I will report on that as time goes on.The tool is a good working length for roughing cuts and heavy shaping. Nicely balanced.
January 23, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
on sale
tata pepe on Aug 18, 2018
i own no sharpening equipment and have no room for same.
Daniel N on May 10, 2018
on sale
tata pepe on Aug 18, 2018
The reviews were excellent. Also, a fellow wood turner uses carbide tools and loves them.
Daniel S on Jun 22, 2018
i own no sharpening equipment and have no room for same.
Daniel N on May 10, 2018
I'll eventually get the whole full-sized set.
Don B on Mar 14, 2018
Excellent experience with your round full size lathe tool.
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’m not real good at sharpening tools
kerry k on Jan 26, 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
reviews
Dave the plumber on Dec 20, 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.
Vincent S on Sep 14, 2017
to supplement my turning tools
Steve P on Mar 28, 2017
To help get me started in wood turning while I'm learning how to use and how to sharpen my HSS tools.
Eugene L on Mar 20, 2017
great
mike s on Mar 13, 2017
bought the round tool and it worked. bought this one to give it a try.
James M on Jan 29, 2017
I've wanted to try one of these and you had it on sale.
Corbin E on Jan 27, 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
Quality
LaDawn W on Jan 11, 2017
sale price makes them very reasonable for a quality tool. I ordered all four shapes.
Larry M on Jan 7, 2017
Rockler provides the finest quality woodworking tools!
Jerome J on Dec 15, 2016
Great for turning plastic.
Carl R on Nov 28, 2016
I need a turning tool that removed the need for sharpening.
Phillip D on Nov 25, 2016
Have pen turning version of this, decided to try the full size while I learn how to properly sharpen my HSS turning tools...
Steven P on Oct 13, 2016
Price
Michael S on Apr 30, 2016
Great roughing tool for smaller turnings. I turn fly rod reel seats and duck calls.
Lawrence F on Mar 6, 2016
Easy for learning to turn.
Larry K on Mar 5, 2016
on sale and quality
Joel S on Jan 15, 2016
It was on sale for a good price and I wanted to try the carbide tool before I purchase the other carbide turning tools.
Myrlen H on Jan 11, 2016
Starting woodturning hobby
Byron L on Jan 1, 2016
Easier to keep sharp and to use.
Gary S on Dec 27, 2015
Good price.
Betty F on Dec 2, 2015
On sale. Wanted to try one.
Ernest R on Dec 1, 2015
Half price for a great tool! I'll grab the rest of the set as soon as I get the same price!
Joseph B on Nov 30, 2015
half price sale. need all three "full size" carbide turning tools.
David C on Nov 29, 2015
Always wanted to try a carbide tool and since it was on sale I thought I'd try it. Thanks
Tina D on Nov 29, 2015
seen this used on a online video for turning bowls and look good.
Don E on Nov 28, 2015
Great quality, half off...a no brainer!
Matthew R on Nov 28, 2015
I needed it and it is a wonderful buy.
Van D on Nov 27, 2015
Nothing better then using Carbide tools when turning wood. When the one side gets dull which is usually quite a while, all you have to do is rotate the dull side. Easy to use versus the traditional turning tools.
Chris S on Nov 27, 2015
Needed a sharp square shaper, hopefully this fits the bill well!
Brian W on Nov 27, 2015
price
Thomas L Kirchmeyer J on Nov 27, 2015
Wanted to try it and it was offered for very low price. It will be interesting to compare with Easy Wood tools.
Warren P C on Nov 27, 2015
I have had my eye on one of these for a while but they were always more than I wanted to spend. This is a much more reasonable price.
Kevin T on Nov 27, 2015
This gives me all 4 to turn with
L J on Nov 27, 2015
Price
Dave M on Nov 27, 2015
My son has this item on his Christmas list.
Deborah P on Nov 27, 2015
Want to try carbide tools and was on sale
Barton on Nov 26, 2015
Great price
Todd H on Nov 26, 2015
The reviews were excellent. Also, a fellow wood turner uses carbide tools and loves them.
Daniel S on Jun 22, 2018
I'll eventually get the whole full-sized set.
Don B on Mar 14, 2018
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
Full-Size Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool, Square Radius
Full-Size Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool, Square Radius
Full-Size Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool, Square
Full-Size Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool, Square
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.
what size radii can you buy for this product?
Dr Dave on Aug 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We just have the one that comes with it, there are no other sizes, sorry
Can I use the square tool with the square radius tip (replacement cutter)?
Stephen H on Jan 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have never tried to replace a square with the square radius tip. However, I do not see any reason this is not possible given the design of the handle itself. These are great tools for sure
I’m new to wood turning and just got a midi lathe. I want to turn chair/stool legs and small 1/2 dowels for my wood box hinges. Can someone recommend which carbide tools to start with ? Full size or mini. Txs
Carlos
Carlos C on Jan 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I suggest you look at what you're planning. For the most part you may not need large tools and I would suggest intermediate size and go to larger tools in the future as you make larger projects.
Where are these made?
Kim P on Jan 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The labels that came with my tools state MADE IN TAIWAN
can I use the tool when making pens?
Gary A on Jan 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but you will be better off with a smaller tool. I use the full size tools for rough cuts and the smaller tools for final and finishing cuts.