Hunter 3/8" bore aluminium tool handle (single-ended)

£42.48 inc VAT£35.40 excl VAT
Part Number:
HTH38
Brand:
Hunter Tool

Product description

This 3/8" bore aluminium tool handle from Hunter tools was originally introduced as the perfect partner for the HT1301/2/3 series of small-vessel hollowers. However it is a handy, compact knurled and anodised handle, with a single bore to acceot a 3/8 in. diameter tool tang.

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.