This replaceable tip carbide turning tool is supplied standard with a .46" round insert #20127. Overall length 12-1/2 inches. Precision woodturning tools made in the U.S.A.
We brought these tools out in 2017 as "pen tools". We learned after about a year on the market, that name just isn’t fair. There’s so much more to these tools than just pen turning. Sure, they’re great for pen turning…even handling wood/acrylic hybrid material with ease. But, their nimble size and shape makes them great for delicate finials, lace bobbins, miniature goblets and a host of other small, intricate turnings.
Cut Cleaner. Sand Less. Pens and small projects are turned these days in a world full of exotic materials; acrylics, polymer clays, stabilized wood, and even mixtures of all the above. Shear scraping works, but the 45° angle that works for most solid wood is sometimes not the optimum angle for synthetics. Also, tiny diameter work often requires you to "tweak" the shear angle.
Micro-Shear tools feature round sides allowing you to locate the optimum shear angle for whatever material, shape or dimension you’re cutting. But, rather than being completely round, the bottom is machined flat, so roughing and shaping cuts are solidly supported.
The Micro-Shear tool shanks are machined from a high strength steel alloy and go through a two-step heat treating process that makes them corrosion resistant, extremely rigid and silky smooth on your tool rest. The handles are comfortably balanced to the tool size and turned from Rock Maple. We offer the same three fundamental shapes in the Micro-Shear line, square for outside curves, round for inside curves and a fully sharp detail tool.