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Sorby Intermediate Turning Set, 6 piece

Item #146162
$304.99
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Out of stock, order now for current pricing. Expected Delivery on September 18,2015

 
5.0

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Product Information:

Character limit per line: 30. Price per line covers all items in set.

This intermediate HSS turning set is designed for both spindle and bowl work. The set includes 3/8" bowl gouge, 1/2" round nose, 3/8" spindle gouge, 1/8" parting tool, 3/4" roughing gouge and 3/4" rectangular skew. These HSS tools will keep a sharpened edge about six times longer than carbon steel and resist "blued" softening from overheating during grinding or from heavy turning. Ash handles offer firm hand control during use and brass ferrules prevent wood splitting from tool pressure. Overall lengths 17" to 21".

  • High speed steel resists "blued" softening from overheating
  • Sharpened edge lasts 6 times longer than carbon steel
  • Includes 3/8" bowl gouge, 1/2" round nose, 3/8" spindle gouge, 1/8" parting tool,
  • 3/4" roughing gouge and 3/4" rectangular skew
  • Ash handles
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

    Articles:

  • Turning Tools and Their Uses: A Basic Look - Woodturning, whether basic or advanced, is one of the most artistic aspects of woodworking.
  • A Bowl From A Board - This article describes the technique of stacking angled rings band-sawn from boards to create a bowl shape.
  • A Fishing Reel - Project article details turning a nifty fishing reel.
     
     
     

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    4.9

    (based on 7 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Well built / quality (5)
    • Effective (5)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small projects (7)
    • Large projects (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (5)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (6)

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    5.0

    Great Set

    By  Jim the wood worker

    from Corpus Christi TX

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Balanced
    • Versatile

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pen turning
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Sorby Intermediate Turning Set, 6 piece :

    I had been turning wood about 6 months when I decided to upgrade my tools. I bought this set and have never looked back. These tools immediately improved my creativity and the finished product. I primarily turn pens. These tools are balanced and hold a sharp edge.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Great tools for a great price

    By  j-mac

    from Ma

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Cheap Box

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Sorby Intermediate Turning Set, 6 piece :

    These tools are a great set for all around woodturning whether you want to turn bowls, spindles or anything in between these tools are amazing. The only thing that I didn't really expect was for the tools to come in a cardboard box, but I didn't mind because I was going to hang them on the wall anyway.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Excellent Turning Tools for the Money

    By  keelhaul

    from Columbus, Ohio

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Sorby Intermediate Turning Set, 6 piece :

    I am a wood turner and really enjoy this set of Sorby tools. Great feel and control. They hold their edge very well.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Exactly what I expected.

    By  Carvin' Clark

    from Washington State

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • High quality
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Sorby Intermediate Turning Set, 6 piece :

    Although I am just getting started in woodturning, I have learned over the years that quality tools are worth their cost in the long run. Given the Robert Sorby reputation I was somewhat surprised that the set is in a cardboard box instead of a wooden one as some less expensive sets are. This is no big deal as I will probably make a wall rack for them anyway. This is a nice set and includes all the tools necessary to get started in turning. They do need to be sharpened before first use, but from my research I understand that this is standard procedure for all brands of turning tools.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    great product

    By  wwhite

    from san angelo, Tx.

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Sturdy case
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Sorby Intermediate Turning Set, 6 piece :

    they look good and work great

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Gift for dad

    By  mike

    from Springfield, MO

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Comfortable handle
    • Good edge holding
    • Sharp out of box

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Sorby Intermediate Turning Set, 6 piece :

    For the quality, price and being a good starter kit you can't go wrong. My first bowl from this set of tools had a better finish with less sanding than the chump China made tools that came with the Jet 1236.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Great Turning Set

    By  Rick

    from Pittsburgh, Pa

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Sorby Intermediate Turning Set, 6 piece :

    Sorby Turning tools are the best on the market, [...]

    • Primary Use:
    • Business

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