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Easy Start Rougher 3/8" Carbide Woodturning Tool

Item #154714
$59.99
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4.5

(4 reviews)

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Product Information:

Proudly crafted in the USA, this Rougher is part of the latest addition to the Easy Wood Tools line – Easy Start™ Tools, which allow woodturners of any skill level to begin using quality carbide tools at a low start-up cost. The Easy Start Rougher features a 3/8" x 3-1/2" long square steel tool bar with a protective black oxide finish, a 9" maple handle with a traditional style grip, and best of all it utilizes genuine EWT replacement cutters – the same cutters that are used on the premium EWT mini tools. The cutters are designed so that you do not have to “find the bevel” when turning. Simply advance the tool slowly into the workpiece and begin cutting straight in, or sweep the cutter from left to right, or right to left. You will find this tool invaluable for those smaller more intricate turnings, such as pens, ornaments and smaller bowls, as well as for roughing, finishing and detail work.


  • Tool is ideal for beginners, schools, and kit makers.

  • Uses genuine EWT replacement cutters: #149933 Square, #151021 2" Radius

  • 9-1/2" overall length


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    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (4)
    • Well built / quality (2)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small projects (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (4)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (3)

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    4.0

    Very glad that I've got this!

    By  Timothy

    from Concord, MI

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Easy Start Rougher 3/8" Carbide Woodturning Tool :

    I use this primarily for acrylic and TruStone penblanks and it has proven to hold its edge very well. Less time sharpening & more turning! Yea! BUT, the first one of these that I received, the blade retaining screw could not be loosened. I have to praise the WOODCRAFT customer service for PROMPTLY correcting it

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Great tool but I need help!!!

    By  Tim

    from Michigan

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Really Sharp
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Can't Remove Blade

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects
    • Trustone

    Comments about Easy Start Rougher 3/8" Carbide Woodturning Tool :

    I just got this tool and am trying to switch the blade. The retaining screw will not loosen. I have tried penetrating lube, heat, and visegrips on the allen wrench (which now has an interesting, but frustrating, spiral twist!)But the screw will not break free. Any suggestions?

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    Excellent tool

    By  Puck

    from Ottawa, ON, Canada

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Great value
    • Primary Roughing
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Primary Roughing
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Easy Start Rougher 3/8" Carbide Woodturning Tool :

    I use this with the straight insert for initial roughing. Saves wear and tear on my mini rougher with the 2" radius insert. At just a little more than 1/2 the price of the full up mini rougher it is worth evey penny. This is not the first tool I have purchased from Woodcraft. Awesome service.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Problem Solver!

    By  Ed

    from Pensacola, FL

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Easy Start Rougher 3/8" Carbide Woodturning Tool :

    I bought this tool for my wife. She enjoys making pens but doesn't like using a conventional roughing gouge. This rougher solved that problem. Now I can't get her out of the garage.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal

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