View Full Version : Advise on Replacable Cutter Chisels

02-02-2016, 09:29 PM
Does anyone have an opinion on turning chisels with replacable cutters such as Easy Wood and Robert Sorby Turnmaster? The Turnmaster videos shows the turner working with the chisel on the rest much farther away from the wood than I would feel comfortable doing. I am venturing into other turning projects such as bowls, chess pieces, boxes, etc. I still enjoy making plugs, but I have so many, I will never live long enough to try each one even once. These chisels are advertised to do everthing and stay sharp for longer periods. I would welcome hearing your experiences with these tools.

02-03-2016, 09:16 AM
The longer handle is the key as it helps ballance the pressure. The Sorby one works better due to quality. You can find more info in some of the wood working mags out there. Fine Woodworking and Wood turners will help. you may even have a local wood turning group that are great to ask as they love to show their stuff to other turners.

02-07-2016, 08:24 PM
I've used them with good results. If you are looking at these I would also suggest checking out the Hunter carbide cutters. I've used those and easy wood tools. The Hunter carbide cutter has a beveled cutting edge and gives a nice smooth cut. The EWT and others are super sharp but are flat and you are still scraping to some degree. I've found the Hunter beveled cutters do a great job of shaving the work piece. There are tons of videos of both on Youtube.