Ultra-Shear Mid Size Carbide Insert Woodturning Tools – by Woodpecker
Not Just Easier…Better. Mid size carbide insert woodturning tools have gone viral over the last few years. And, why not? Without the long learning curve and endless sharpening, turning is just plain fun. These Woodpeckers mid size carbide insert woodturning tools aren’t just easier to use, but actually deliver the same nearly flawless surface finish a professional turner can get with a perfectly sharpened traditional tool.
It All Starts at the Cutting Edge. The result of months of testing and trials is a unique nano-grain carbide matrix, polished to a mirror-finish on the cutting surface and precision ground on the bevel. They are the sharpest, longest lasting inserts on the market, and coincidentally, also made in Ohio, USA.
Change from fast stock removal to fine finishing in the blink of an eye. Mid size carbide insert woodturning tools are typically used on the center-line of the lathe and horizontal to the ground. Ultra-Shear tools use this approach for roughing and shaping cuts but there’s a clever “twist” to these tools. After initial shaping with the tool flat, roll it right or left and you’ll feel it land on another bearing plane, 45° from horizontal. With the mid size carbide insert woodturning tool at this angle, the wood fibers slice cleanly, leaving a surface that needs little or no sanding. It’s a technique called shear scraping, and it’s been around forever, but until now, it’s been one of those things that separates the masters from the rest of us. Ultra-Shear’s shaft geometry makes shear scraping a simple approach even beginners can use.
Built to build confidence and last for generations. The mid size carbide insert woodturning tool shanks are machined from a special alloy steel renown for its strength and resilience (4140 ChroMoly for those of you understand “steel-speak”). After machining, the shanks go through a two-step heat treating process that hardens the material throughout and tightens up the grain structure at the surface. The result is a rigid tool that resists corrosion and glides effortlessly across your tool rest. The shanks are pressed into rock maple handles, carefully designed to balance the tool in your hands.
Three profiles in two sizes. The insert pocket for each of the three profiles has been designed to fully support the insert when installed. It performs and feels like a one-piece tool when you’re turning. Use the Mid-Size Square tool for roughing cuts and to create smooth outside curves. Use the Mid-Size Round tool for inside curves — like coves in spindle work or the inside of bowls. Create crisp detail lines and sharp transitions with the Mid-Size Detail tool. The same three profiles are also available in our Full-Size tools for smaller scale work. You can buy each tool individually or save some money with a set of three.
Ultra-Shear – Mid Size Set of Three includes (1) each:
- Mid Size Carbide Insert Woodturning Tool Square #MSS
- Mid Size Carbide Insert Woodturning Tool Detail #MSD
- Mid Size Carbide Insert Woodturning Tool Round #MSR
Ultra-Shear – Mid Size tool dimensions
- Overall Length = 15.5″
- Handle length = 11″
- Bar length = 4.5″
- Weight = 1 pounds