Designed specifically to fit the Robert Sorby TurnMaster system, these high speed steel cutters offer the sharpest possible edge for the finest finishing details on the lathe. The cutters are easily sharpened on standard sharpening equipment. Available in a range of profiles to fit almost any turning application.Cutters for the TurnMaster system are also available in Tungsten Carbide and Titanium-Nitride coated HSS (e.g. 49356 and 45438, sold separately). See the"More Info" tab for more on the different cutter materials.Technical Details:Solid tungsten carbide for an incredibly long cutting life.Cutters can easily be swapped by removing the high tensile torx screw on the TurnMaster shank and be easily removed to change the cutter.Round HSS Cutter is 9/16" in diameter, and is ideal for waste removal and shaping of concave surfaces.Square HSS Cutter measures 9/16" x 9/16", and is ideal for waste removal and shaping of flat and convex surfaces.Detail Point HSS Cutter measures 1/2"W x 1-3/32"L, and is used for parting and line detailing.French Curve/Inside HSS Cutter is used for shaping and finishing of internal/concave surfaces.Box/Detail HSS Cutter has parallel side walls, which are perfect for making boxes and dovetails.Teardrop/Inside/Outside HSS Cutter is ideal for scraping and shear scraping of both concave and convex surfaces.Mushroom HSS Cutter is used for undercutting small hollow forms.Which cutter material should I use?Cutters for the Robert Sorby TurnMaster are available in Tungsten Carbide,High Speed Steel (HSS) and HSS coated with Titanium Nitride ("Excelsior").Tungsten Carbide:Designed to be disposable, these carbide cutters don't require any sharpening. (Carbide tips can be sharpened, but require specialized diamond abrasives).Carbide stays reasonably sharp for a longer period of time, but because of its coarse grain, can never be sharpened as finely as HSS.Gives extended cutting life with the toughest of woods.Sharpens to 0.7 - 1 microns.Hardness: 90 RC.Material: micro grade tungsten carbide.High Speed Steel (HSS):Due to its finer grain structure, HSS holds a sharper edge than carbide, but will dull more quickly.Very economical - can be re-sharpened multiple times with standard sharpening equipment.Provides unmatched quality for the discerning woodturner keen on getting the greatest detail from their tools.Sharpens to 0.2 - 0.4 microns.Hardness : 62 RC.Material: M2 HSS.Titanium Nitride-Coated HSS (Excelsior):These cutters provide the same advantages as HSS but give added longevity before sharpening is required.No specialized equipment is required for sharpening.Repeated sharpening does not remove the titanium nitride coating, it simply renews it.Sharpens to 0.15 - 0.2 microns.Hardness of titanium coating is up to 85 RC.Material: Titanium nitride coated M2 HSS.
All insert-style Nova chucks use an easy and inexpensive insert/adapter system that lets you mount your chuck on virtually any lathe. The inserts are available with a variety of thread patterns on the interior, but all have the same exterior thread to fit all your Nova chuck(s). Just check the manual of your lathe to find the threading of your headstock spindle and purchase the corresponding adapter. Once the insert is in place, threading the chuck onto your lathe is a simple matter. The insert system also guarantees that you'll still be able to use your Nova chucks, even if you upgrade or change lathes later. If an insert/adapter is not available to match your lathe, you can have one threaded from a Blank Insert/Adapter (46298, sold separately). Also see our Chuck Spanner (49013, sold separately), which is useful for tightening the inserts in place. All insert-style Nova chucks (apart from the obsolete Compac chuck) use the same insert/adapter system to ensure maximum adaptability and flexibility for the user.Large range of inserts fit many different popular lathe models (see below). This makes it easy to bring your chucks with you when you change lathes.Inserts are threaded both inside and out. Outside thread is made to fit into the Nova Chucks. The inside thread fits onto your lathe.Note: Directly threaded chucks cannot be adapted to insert-style chucks.
With this package, we've taken a great lathe for pen turning and combined it with nearly everything you need to get started making pens: our popular Full-Size Carbide Turning Tool with a Square Radius Cutter, ten gold finish Slimline Pen Kits, plus the appropriate Mandrel and Drill Bit. Just purchase the pen blanks of your choice to get started in the rewarding art of pen turning! Jet JWL-1015VS Variable Speed Lathe: Whether for the novice woodturner searching for an affordable, user-friendly starter lathe, or the advanced turner adding a mini-lathe to their lineup, the new JET 1015 makes an ideal choice. With 15-1/2'' between centers, and a 10'' swing over the bed, this sturdy, smooth-running 15'' mini-lathe has the power, precision and versatility to turn both small bowls and spindles with ease. The lathe features variable, with three adjustable speed ranges so you can select the speed best suited to your project. When you're ready to turn your ideas into reality, the Jet 1015 mini lathe is a great place to start. Features: Variable speed with three speed ranges: 200-1050, 300-1750 and 600-3600 RPMIntegrated 24 position indexingImproved tensioning system with easier access to beltsWider bed ways provide increased rigidityLive center in the tailstockCast iron bed construction
Extend the spindle turning capacity of your Nova Comet II Midi Lathe! This bed extension adds 25-1/2" in length, extending the Comet II's distance between centers to 42". You can also add multiple bed extensions for even longer turnings. Solid cast iron throughout for durability and vibration-free turning.