Robert Sorby H6540 - 5 pc. Turning Tool Set HSS
H6540 5-Piece Robert Sorby HSS Turning Tool Set
A Sorby five-piece set that is extremely popular with turning novices.
The H6540 5-Piece Robert Sorby HSS Turning Tool Set offers superb quality of spindle turning and bowl turning tools for those who may be on a tighter budget.
The 3/8" HSS Spindle Gouge is ideal for making spindles. This is a detailing tool used for between-center work, where the grain is running parallel to the lathe bed. Spindle gouges are used to create coves, beads, and other profiles on goblets, vases, bed posts, candle stick holders, and other spindle projects.
The 3/4" HSS Spindle Roughing Gouge is for the initial turning of uneven or square spindle stock to round. The shape of the spindle roughing gouge enables the tool to cut safely with the wings (the tips of the side walls) back from the workpiece.
The 1/8" HSS Parting Tool is used to part the finished project off from the waste material. It also makes for a fine detailing tool, e.g. beads and fillets.
The 1/2" HSS Round Nose Scraper is used on bowls and platters to create smooth flowing curves. This can be done when facing large diameters and also during straight turning. It is primarily used after a roughing gouge as a “final cleanup” tool.
The 1/2" HSS Skew Chisel has rectangular cross section which gives it more weight and makes it superb for spindle work. It has rolled edges to help avoid catching an edge and to allow greater maneuverability.
Robert Sorby produces the most comprehensive choice of woodturning tools on the market.
Each tool is crafted in the same way as the larger full-size options. Each is hardness tested to ensure every tool passes the strict Robert Sorby quality control test.
HSS (high-speed steel) has been heat treated for hardness and wear resistance, which keeps a sharp edge longer than other carbon steels.
The set is housed in a high-quality, beautifully crafted box. It delivers a striking visual impact especially if gifted as a present.
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- 3/4" Roughing gouge
- 3/8" Spindle gouge
- 1/2" Standard skew
- 1/8" Standard parting tool
- 1/2" Round scraper