Turning can be something very intimidating. I mean a piece of wood is rotating between 800-4,000+ rpm and you are using a chisel to cut the wood. Then you throw in the complex holding angles of traditional turning tools and the required frequent sharpening of the tools just to complete the project. No wonder many people don't ever venture into the arena. Well that was until Easy Wood Tools came on the market in 2008. They make carbide tipped tools that don't require complex angles or frequent sharpening. When the blade gets dull you just use the supplied Allen Key to loosen the screw and rotate the cutting head. I can get about 5 hours per side. That equates upto 20 hours on one tool. I know what you might be thinking… well won't that get expensive when I have to keep buying cutting heads? Yes it will, but no more expensive than buying a traditional tool and then eventually having to replace it because you have sharpened the steel to far down. It is a expensive hobby but it is rewarding.
Easy Wood Tools is just one of the few who make carbide tipped tools. You can pick up some made by Rockler and I believe Woodcraft. But I think Easy Wood Tools has them all beat in quality and performance. They have chisels ranging from mini to full size. The handles are made well. They look and feel comfortable in your hands.
They won't replace all the traditional turning tools but they will be my go to tool until I meet a need for a traditional tool.
Easy Wood Tools has more than chisels, they even make chucks. I don't have there chuck but I sure could use it.
I only own the Full-Size Easy Rougher and the Full-Size Easy Finisher. I hope to partner with the company in the near future so I can provide you all with more details on their other products and show y'all how they perform as well.
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