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Model A82HSSS

Sorby - Turning Tool Set, 8 piece

$459.99

This set has the 8 basic tools you'll need for spindle and bowl turning. The 8 piece set includes 1/2" round nose, 1" square nose, 1/4" and 1/2" spindle gouge, 3/16" diamond parting tool, 3/8" bowl...

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  • Turning Tool Set, 8 piece

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This set has the 8 basic tools you'll need for spindle and bowl turning. The 8 piece set includes 1/2" round nose, 1" square nose, 1/4" and 1/2" spindle gouge, 3/16" diamond parting tool, 3/8" bowl gouge, 3/4" roughing gouge, and 3/4" 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".

Features:

• High speed steel resists "blued" softening from overheating

• Sharpened edge lasts 6 times longer than carbon steel

• Includes 1/2" round nose, 1" square nose, 1/4" and 1/2" spindle gouge, 3/16" diamond parting tool,

• 3/8" bowl gouge, 3/4" roughing gouge, and 3/4" skew

• Ash handles

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Reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great Customer Support

    Within the first week of owning this set, the roughing gouge snapped in two with a small catch on a segmented bowl I was turning. Going to Robert Sorby’s web site, I sent a quick email asking if this was covered under their warranty. The next day I received an email asking what happen, what I was turning along with a few pictures. With the next email, I sent them their requested information with a quick response informing me that some of what I was doing was not correct but would still send me a replacement free of charge. Being somewhat new a turning, I was tickled not just at their response but to the quality of their tools.

  2. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great tools, terrible packaging

    These are great tools. They hold a sharp edge for a long time and are super easy to sharpen with a One Way/Wolverine sharpening jig system including the Vari-grind. The grips are good, but should have an offset so that they don't roll when set down on a table. Unfortunately, the box into which Robert Sorby packs them is terrible. The tools are barely held in place with flimsy cardboard slots. My set of 8 arrived with only 2 tools still in their slots. The rest were jumbled up and the tow of the skew was chipped, so I had to re-grind it (which was less trouble than shipping it back.) For a set of tools this expensive and well-made, the manufacturer should show more respect for their product and the customer by packaging them securely. Had they done so, my rating would have been 5 stars.

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good Tools

    Great Tools

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Sorby 8 pc. Turning Tool Set

    Being an absolute beginner at turning, I thought the best approach (after buying my toe-in-the-water mini lathe) would be to get a complete set from a reliable source made by someone of unimpeachable reputation. Done. They're beautifully made, solid and hefty, and I'm sure will last me the rest of my life and hopefully help me learn the art of turning at bit more quickly than if I'd cut costs and bought cheap.

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