Designed specifically to fit the Robert Sorby TurnMaster system, these carbide cutters offer excellent durability and all-around turning performance. The cutters are disposable, which eliminates the time and expense of sharpening. Available in three profiles: round, square and detail point (diamond). The same cutters are also available in HSS and Titanium-Nitride coated HSS (e.g. 49956 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.be easily removed to change the cutter.vRound Carbide Cutter is 9/16" in diameter, and is ideal for waste removal and shaping of concave surfaces.Square Carbide Cutter measures 9/16" x 9/16", and is ideal for waste removal and shaping of flat and convex surfaces.Detail Point Carbide Cutter measures 1/2"W x 1-3/32"L, and is used for parting and line detailing.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.
This electronically driven automatic blast gate is an optional upgrade to the iVac Pro Wireless Dust Collection Control System, bringing one-touch simplicity to managing your dust collection airflow. Simply turn on your power tool, and the iVac Pro Tool (42891, sold separately) sends a wireless signal to automatically open the Pro Blast Gate, and another signal to the iVac Pro Switch (42897, sold separately), which turns on your dust collector. Turn off your power tool, and after a short interval to clear dust, the blast gate closes and the dust collector powers down. This automation prevents the irritating dust clouds that result from forgetting to open a blast gate, and the reduced suction that results from forgetting to close it afterward. Prevents the irritating dust clouds you get from forgetting to open the blast gateReduces the potential for accidents from reaching for blast gates while machines are runningOptimizes the suction in your system by keeping a minimum number of gates open at one timeBlast gate can also be controlled with the included toggle switchUp to eight blast gates can operate on one systemA Starter Pack (50767) is also available separately that includes two gates, a wireless remote and a manual toggle switchRF range: 40'
This Robert Sorby Micro Turning Set is scaled down in size, but not in quality! Robert Sorby is the world's premier manufacturer of specialist wood working tools with a heritage dating back over two hundred years. Designed for smaller, more delicate work, this set includes a 1/8" gouge, 1/4" gouge, 1/4" skew chisel, 1/4" round-nose scraper, and 1/16" parting tool. HSS blades are 3-1/2" long. Ash handles are 6-1/2" long. Includes sharpening instructions.Technical DetailsThe quality you would expect from Robert SorbyDesigned for smaller, more delicate workHSS blades are 3-1/2" longAsh handles are 6-1/2" longIncludes a 1/8" gouge, 1/4" gouge, 1/4" skew chisel, 1/4" round-nose scraper, and 1/16" parting toolIncludes sharpening instructions
This two-part kit lets you build your own composite pen blank with an authentic Bethlehem Olivewood cross inlaid into a walnut barrel. Once turned, the assembled parts create a seamless wood body for a beautiful finished pen. Designed for Manhattan Chrome, Manhattan Gold, and Elegant Manhattan style pen kits only, sold separately. Assembly requires CA (cyanoacrylate) glue. For best results, use sharp tools. For easy-to-follow directions (including color photos) on applying the CA finish to your pen kit, see the article "My Simple CA Finish" by Colin Nelson.Features:Fits Manhattan Pen Hardware Kits (Sold Separately)Difficulty Level (1 Easy - 5 Hard): 1