#3 Hunter swan-neck tool, 10mm cutter, 3/8in shaft w/o hdle

£84.97 inc VAT£70.81 excl VAT
Part Number:
HT3004
Brand:
Hunter Tool

Product description

A basic swan-neck hollowing tool with carbide tip providing a great introduction to hollowing with carbide tools, supplied without handle for mounting in the system handle of your choice. This tool work well on bowls and smaller hollow forms, especially where access is required under a shoulder, such as in the neck of a hollow form or to create an undercut bowl rim.

Item Ref.: HT3004

Manufacturer: Hunter Tool Systems, USA

Cutter Diameter: 10mm

Overall Length: 8 in.

Shaft Length: 8 in.

Shaft diameter:

Handle Length/Material: None - supplied unhandled for mounting in user's choice of system handle

All dimensions, stated in inches, are approximate and subject to change without notice

About Hunter Tool

Hunter Tool Company is known as an outstanding tool supplier of tools for hollowing work

The Hunter Tool uses a very fine grain of carbide specifically engineered to meet the sharptooling requirements demanded by the woodturning community.

While proficient in rough turning operations, Hunter Tools excel best when used as a finishing tool for final shaping and the light finish cuts. Often the tedious sanding operations are either eliminated or greatly reduced.

Carbide tools had been tried before in woodturning, but no-one previously seemed to have recognised that whilst carbide is very tough and highly wear resistant is is capable - normally - of being brought to only a moderately sharp edge. Key to the Hunter development was to apply the micro-fine diamond finishing process to the carbide tips to bring them to a sharpness comparable with that of conventional turning tool material, but with the added plus of long edge-holding and incredible wear resistance. For confirmation of what "tough" means, check the accompnying photo which shows a concrete tile that was turned using a Hunter Tool: we don't expect you to be turning material this tough, but...!

True, these "jewels" of the carbide industry cost a little more than ordinary tips but it won't take mentions of silk purses and sow's ears to make you realise that the little extra is what makes these the only tips worth considering for woodturning. Sure, you can create "wood-shovels" with ordinary carbide tips, but you can't create what any self-respecting woodturner would call a turning tool capable of fine finishing as well as excavator-scale rates of material removal.