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Rikon Four-Piece Turning System with Carbide Inserts

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Developed for the experienced or novice woodturner, RIKON’s turning set features tungsten carbide cutters that keep their sharp cutting edges longer than typical carbon or high-speed steel tools. After hours and hours of use, if a cutter becomes dull, just rotate it to work with another new side of the edge. Changes only take seconds.

The 16"-long, machined aluminum handle incorporates an anti-vibration grip that utilizes a unique forward chucking system. No tools are required! Simply unscrew the knurled chuck collet to insert any of the three supplied shafts with carbide cutters, tighten the chuck collar, and you are ready to turn! The machined handle is hollow, with a removable end cap for adding additional weight if desired.

Each one of the three 8-3/8" steel tool shafts is supplied with one of three carbide insert cutter profiles: a circle, square or diamond. The finely machined shafts have bottoms that are milled with a flat and 2 side bevels for extra stability on the tool rest when turning. The bottom flat is in line with the cutter to maintain the cutter in a flat position for scrape cutting. The two-sided bevel surfaces also give the user extra support when the cutter is shifted to an angled skew position for shear cutting action. Flats give the support and control needed, especially when turning bowl interiors where the cutter is extended out far from the tool rest.

Turning Applications:
Circle Cutter – Very effective for finishing cuts on bowl interiors or any cove or contoured design on spindles.
Square Cutter – Straight edges on this carbide cutter make it extremely useful for shaping convex or straight surfaces. Ideal for producing tenons for furniture construction.
Diamond Cutter – Mainly used to add thin line details on turnings, the spear-point tip is great for undercutting and making small beads on projects. The long sides of the triangular shape are also useful for fine shaping of rims on bowls or plates.

Set includes: 16" Handle, 3 Shafts, 3 Carbide Cutters: Circle, Square and Diamond, a T20 Wrench and foam-lined Storage Box.


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