Easy Wood Tools carbide turning tools

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Easy Wood Tools
Model:
EZ
Price:
$100

Description

Easy Wood Tools offers a series of replaceable carbide cutter woodturning tools that address fatigue, safety and efficiency like no other tools. They are designed to effortlessly remove massive amounts of material on any woodturning project without the need for sharpening. The tools are designed with support directly beneath the cutting edge transferring the cutting pressure downward allowing the lathe to take the pressure that normally would go to your hands and body when roughing.
Our goal here at EWT is to step back and take a fresh look at the methods we use in woodturning. We have made every effort to eliminate the parts of woodturning that decrease our enjoyment:
No Sharpening! - No need to spend time sharpening with replaceable carbide cutters. Just rotate cutter when one side gets dull and when you've used all the sides, just replace with a new cutter.
Reduced kick-back and catches - Due to the neutral cutting angles, the tool is easy to use.
Reduce Fatigue - Pressure goes into the tool rest so your body doesn't get tired as quickly which equals more turning time.
No bevels to learn - Our tools are held flat on the rest and parallel to the floor. Cut left, right or straight in within minutes of picking up the tool.

WOOD magazine review

Carbide-tipped turning tools start sharp, stay sharp

Review Summary

I’ve always preferred using high-speed steel turning tools that I could shape and sharpen as needed. But Easy Wood Tools’ carbide-tipped turning chisels impressed me: The insert tips are sharper than I expected, and they held that edge a long time, even when turning dense white oak and maple into heaping piles of shavings. For once, it was nice to not have to stop and sharpen the tools—I could just enjoy turning.
And when the cutting edge eventually did dull, I simply rotated the cutter to expose a pristine edge. But it’s important to keep in mind that the Easy Wood Tools chisels (like all other carbide-insert tools) are scrapers and, as with any scraper, seldom yield turnings as smooth as those created with sharp traditional gouges and skews. So they won’t completely replace those tools. Still, there’s almost no learning curve, and they’ll make a great addition to any turner’s collection. Easy Wood Tools makes chisels with square, round, and diamond-shape replaceable tips. They come in three lengths, and the handles are color coded to the shape of the cutter for quick reference. —Tested by Brian Simmons, WOOD Magazine

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Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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