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WoodRiver 3 piece Pen Turning Set

Item #142460
$61.50
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4.0

(9 reviews)

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Product Information:

Specifically designed for pen turning, these scaled-down High Speed Steel (HSS) tools are the perfect size for all your small turning projects. Tools are approximately 11" long with 8" handles, complete with wooden case. High speed steel (often abbreviated HSS, sometimes HS) is a material usually used in the manufacture of machine tool bits and other cutters. It is often used in power saw blades and drill bits. It is superior to the older high carbon steel tools used extensively through the 1940s in that it can withstand higher temperatures without losing its temper (hardness). This property allows HSS to cut faster than high carbon steel, hence the name high speed steel. At room temperature, in their generally recommended heat treatment, HSS grades generally display high hardness (above HRC60) and a high abrasion resistance (generally linked to tungsten content often used in HSS) compared to common carbon and tool steels.

  • Set includes: 3/8" gouge, 1/2" skew, 1/8" parting tool
  • High Speed Steel
  • Designed and scaled down for pen turning
  • Complete with a wooden case
  • The perfect size for all of your small turning projects
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    Articles:

  • Pen Turner's Workbook - Learn to make pens that are both practical and beautiful.
     
     
     

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    4.0

    (based on 9 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (7)
    • Well built / quality (5)
    • Lightweight (3)
    • Sturdy case (3)
    • Versatile (2)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small projects (8)
    • Gifts (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual do-it-yourselfer (3), Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (8)

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    5.0

    Sweet. Holds edge remarkably well.

    By  MikesHoops

    from Bakersfield, CA

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver 3 piece Pen Turning Set :

    Bought this on sale. Planning to use left over exotics on pens and love my Wood River bowl gouge. To be honest, wanted to see how the oval screw felt and found it amazingly easy to control. Turned an ice cream scoop after brief sharpening. OMG, was that sweet; no sanding with less than 220 grit. Enjoy my Sorby and Pinnacle turning tools, and I am now a BIG fan of stylish Wood River. Now, I need to grind the bottom corners of my other screw chisels before buying a full sized oval skew. By the way, the 5 piece set of mini tools is now on sale.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    nice set !

    By  joseph

    from n.c.

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about WoodRiver 3 piece Pen Turning Set :

    Great for turning... sharp enough to carve with too. comfortable enough for all day use. sturdy also.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    great chisels

    By  pipe dreamer

    from Melbourne fl.

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Stays Sharp
    • Strong
    • Sturdy case
    • Versatile

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Pipe Carving
    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver 3 piece Pen Turning Set :

    These work in a predictable fashion. Do it right, it comes out perfect. good for making tops of bowls and stems,and pipe tools.take an edge fast that lasts.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    4.0

    Solidly built

    By  DOC

    from Delaware

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver 3 piece Pen Turning Set :

    Bought these to go with a new mini lathe and have turned many pens and other small items with them. The gouge is the perfect size to rough almost anything in the small scale and the skew has proven quite solid. Aside form the initial cleanin of the edge from the factory. I've had to sharpen them only once (just the roughing gouge really) and it took an edge beautifully and easily. For the price this set can't be beat and the size is perfect for those intricate and small turns.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    Price is right

    By  W

    from Cameron, NC

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver 3 piece Pen Turning Set :

    I am new to turning and do not want to buy the very best on the market until I know what I am doing. This seems like a logical next best thing. So the price was right, they seem to be built well.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    My brother used them and is satisfied

    By  Ken

    from Lincoln, Nebr

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Sturdy case

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver 3 piece Pen Turning Set :

    Will use them to turn pens.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    Sorry, winter tool 2010/2011???

    By  Frank

    from LA/winter & Big Bear 7000' by Summer CA.

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver 3 piece Pen Turning Set :

    I work on my pens and whine stoppers on cold winters days. So I got 6-8 months before I get to work with these tools. Right now I am outside and working on my rustic rockers and tables this time of the year.. Frank

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    i liked this tool

    By  TM

    from Burton, MI

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver 3 piece Pen Turning Set :

    I turn pens and small projects

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Beginning turner's recommendation

    By  Mother Nature

    from Warrenton, VA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Sturdy case
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver 3 piece Pen Turning Set :

    I am a brand new woodturner and wanted some smaller tools of my own instead of "borrowing" my husband's. This set fit the bill. I have used it to turn several spurtles and will be using it to turn pens this fall. The handles have the right amount of weight to balance the tools; however, I think that I would prefer them a tad longer to further help with balance... maybe that is because I have used several of my husband's larger skews and gouges. I think that I'll be using this set of three tools well into the future.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal

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