To use the Simple Rougher with Interchangeable Handle just follow these 3 simple 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 square tool on the tool rest with the tool shaft parallel with the floor. 3. While securely holding the tool to keep the flat bottom in constant contact with the tool rest slowly plunge the carbide cutter into the work. When roughing with this tool and technique you'll notice right away most of the shock created by interrupted cuts during roughing is now absorbed in the tool rest instead of your hands and arms. As you begin to move the tool across the turning block you'll see how fast these carbide tools cut and how much simpler roughing is with the Simple Rougher. It won't be long until your block is a cylinder and you'll get your first look at what your turning will become. In addition to roughing you'll notice the Simple Rougher is a great tool for shaping the outside radius of a bowl and for turning beads on spindle turnings. Straight line turning is also simplified on projects such as the wishing well seen in the photos of this tool. Also it's a great tool for hollowing out the inside of a bowl. If you're making a box or other vessel that requires square inside corners and a flat bottom this is the tool of choice for that as well. Comes with T20 torx star tip wrench included. This tool is designed to be kept flat on the tool rest and level to the floor, that is why you need square shaft tool and NOT a round shaft tool. Please visit our Amazon store for all the Simple Woodturning Tools.
American Made in Ramsey Minnesota by family owned/operated CNC Machine Shop.
Will accept 3 square cutters, 90°, 6" or 4" radius. Comes with 90° cutter installed and T20 Torx wrench.
Nickel Plated Solid Steel Tool features 1/2" shaft and overall length of 12"
Handle is 17" long solid aluminum CNC machined with foam grip. Easily change tools with stainless Allen screws.
Total length of tool and handle is 26.5".