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Mini Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool, Round

Comfortable rubber handle provides excellent control and reduces fatigue—replaceable round carbide tip needs no sharpening.
Item #
48162
Rating:
98% of 100

This Round Carbide Mini Turning Tool from Rockler features a replaceable and 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 also 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.


Features:

  • Ideal for giving you a smooth finish on curved, concave surfaces and for general turning applications
  • 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) Mini Ergonomic Carbide Turning Tool, Round
(1) R1 Carbide Cutter (pre-installed)
(1) Wrench
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.8000
Tech Spec
  • Overall Tool Length: 13-1/2''
  • Handle Length: 9-1/2''
  • Shaft Length: 4''
  • Handle Material: Solid ash with rubber overmold
  • Shank Material: Stainless steel
  • Cutter Material: Carbide
  • Cutter Diameter: Approximately 0.45''
  • Replacement Cutter #: R1 (#47907)
Tool Type Carbide
4.9 / 5.0
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Fabulous tool. Should of been invented decades ago.
I recommend the mini carbide tools. Always sharp, easy to handle and durable.
December 4, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
mini round carbide
Great for the price. Bought a second one to put the Easywood negative rake cutter on for plastics, so I do not have to change out the cutters
December 18, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
New turner
Smooth cutting and easy to use
July 20, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
works very good, just the right size for mini lathe
July 7, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
What an amazing tool!
This was my first carbide tip turning tool. I will never go back to any other took if I can help it.
May 19, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This tool works incredible
I am used to using traditional lathe tools, but this thing is so sharp and makes the smoothest cuts.
January 10, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Great
Fantastic for small bowls and bottle stoppers and pens.
Only brand I'll buy from now on.
June 24, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great tool for turning Pens
Easy to use and stays sharp. Have already turned about 50 Pens with this and still as sharp as when I purchased it Solidly built and should last a lifetime. I would definitely recommend this tool.
May 28, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Awesome tool
I've used this for over a thousand pens and still haven't had to replace the carbide. Do yourself a favor and get a good diamond sharpener like the credit card size. Use it often and the carbide will stay sharp for a long time. Just touch it up after having turned the carbide through its full revolution.
April 28, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Sharpest tool in my shed
I purchased my original tool set from Harbor Freight and it claimed to be sharp out of the box. After the difficulty of turning my first peice i stopped by Rockler and picked up this tool. The difference in quality and ability to do its job dropped my jaw to the floor. This is a fantastic tool. 10/10 would buy more.
April 7, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
for turning acrylic
Steve L on Mar 11, 2019
I have the sq bit one and love using it so much I bought these too
Lawrence D P on Jan 11, 2019
for turning acrylic
Steve L on Mar 11, 2019
I have the square carbide turning tool and love it!
John P on Mar 6, 2019
I have the sq bit one and love using it so much I bought these too
Lawrence D P on Jan 11, 2019
It has very good reviews
Linda H on Aug 14, 2018
Beginner wood turner. Works great.
John H on Feb 15, 2017
for DIY maker
Sam ( on Oct 31, 2016
it was recommended
Robert S on Jul 22, 2016
I broke the handle in my other when I got a catch when turning a bowl and it bent the shank I don't know if it has a wannity
albert r on Jun 16, 2016
I tried a friend's. It is much easier than a spindle gouge and safer, though feels like cheating. You will not learn traditional skills w this, but faster and safer re catches.
Judy S on Apr 7, 2016
For turning the inside of goblets.
paul s on Feb 21, 2016
Thought it was time I tried a carbide tipped turning tool. Never used one before.
Bill on Apr 27, 2015
I have the square carbide turning tool and love it!
John P on Mar 6, 2019
It has very good reviews
Linda H on Aug 14, 2018
Would this work well for hollowing our smaller bowls? I know it would probably not be the best for larger, deeper projects, but maybe 8inch wide by 4 inch deep bowls? I would assume it would be no problem. Thanks!
Andrew R on Oct 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: For smaller bowls this is good for hollowing
How well would this work for hollowing small hollow forms vessels like a baby rattle?
Aaron B on Jan 6, 2019
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