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WoodRiver - High Speed Steel Beginner's Turning Set, 5 piece


Estimated Ship Date May 20, 2021 check in-store availability

These high-quality turning tools are designed to meet the needs of any skill level woodturner, from beginner to demanding professional. High-speed steel blades are hardened to Rc 62-64 and set in...

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These high-quality turning tools are designed to meet the needs of any skill level woodturner, from beginner to demanding professional. High-speed steel blades are hardened to Rc 62-64 and set in extra-long 16" hardwood handles with brass ferrules. Extra length of the handles allows greater control and comfort for those long turning sessions. High-speed steel blades stay sharp up to six times longer than carbon steel. Available exclusively at Woodcraft, these tools represent great value and quality. 6-3/4" blades are set in 16" hardwood handles with brass ferrules. Honing required before use. Beginner's turning set contains 3/8" spindle gouge, 3/4" roughing gouge, 1/2" oval skew chisel, 1/2" round nose scraper and 1/4" bowl gouge.


• High-speed steel blades

• Extra-long 16" hardwood handles

• Extra-long handles for greater control

• Woodcraft exclusive design

• Set of 5 tools

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3.5 out of 5 stars
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  1. 1.0 out of 5 stars
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    Inaccurate measurements, odd selection

    We were surprised to find that the tool measurements presented in this set are poorly correlated with the actual sizes of the working end of the tool. In particular, the 1/4 inch bowl gouge has a cutting flute that is substantially less than 1/4 inch, making it a poor choice for beginners. Since there is no standard in the industry, I would have expected Woodcraft to highlight this issue to buyers so they can understand what they are getting. Having to discover that this gouge, and all the others in the set are either larger or smaller than the stated size substantially reduces my confidence in the Woodcraft brand. Also, the selection of tools in this set is an odd choice for beginning turners. We, and the experienced wood turner advising us, expected more and got less as we have to buy other basic tools for our starter set.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Nice step up

    A nice step up from the miniature set. I use this set mainly for wood lures. Works great and fast. Nice finish

  3. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good Turning Set.

    I'm not the user but my Daughter in Law who's a high skilled artist and Professor of fine Arts. She's very pleased and surprised with our gifts; the Jet Lathe and these Turning tools. We offered these objects to underline the opening of het new built Studio.

  4. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Just right!

    Just right for a beginner like me and at a good price, too.

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