Simple Shear Cutting Finisher Carbide Tipped Lathe Tool. Turning wood with this wood finisher is as easy as these 4 steps. 1. Position the tool rest as close to the work as possible so the carbide cutter is at the lathe center line. 2. Place the tool on the tool rest with the tool shaft parallel with the floor. 3. Rotate the tool handle about its axis (similar to twisting a motorcycle throttle) approximately 35° in the direction you will be cutting. 4. While securely holding the tool slowly plunge the carbide cutter into the work. As you begin to move the tool across the turning and your project takes shape, you will quickly discover how well these carbide tools cut and how simple it is to make beautiful turnings. The Simple Shear Cutting Finisher provides the very best surface finish possible with a carbide tipped wood turning tool. The reason for this is the saucer shaped carbide cutter. The round tool shaft allows the tool to be rotated about its axis so the cutter is presented to the work at an angle. This creates a shearing cut much like a conventional bowl or spindle gouge and leaves a superior surface finish compared to other wood turning tools that are held flat and make scraping cuts. Although this is a great benefit on all types of wood it is especially important when cutting soft wood such as spalted Maple. Flat topped carbide cutters can leave tear out when used on really soft wood. However, the saucer shaped carbide cutter used on the Simple Shear Cutting Finisher cleanly slices the soft fibers off the vessel due to the shear cutting action, similar to conventional bowl and spindle gouges. The result is a far superior surface finish. Simple Shear Cutting Finisher technical details:Carbide cutter: ½" diameter - saucer shaped shear cutting. Wrench is included to adjust cutter. Overall tool length: 24 inches. Tool Shaft - Solid steel 5/8" diameter nickel plated. Lathe Tool Handle: rubber golf grip.
Grippy rubber handle for secure grip
1/2" round saucer shaped carbide shear cutter removes pain and downtime of sharpening
Gone forever is the long learning curve where precise angles and special tool presentation techniques must be mastered. Also gone is the need to master many sharpening techniques before you can even begin to turn, not to mention the expense of all that sharpening equipment.
24" overall length
The Simple Shear Cutting FinisherTM provides the very best surface finish possible with a carbide tipped wood turning tool.