Crown Carbide Pro Finisher
When picking up a Crown tool you can instantly tell this is not some mass produced tool to be used a few times and thrown away. These lovingly crafted tools are the same tools you will be using the day you hand them down to the next generation of turners. Beautifully balanced and finished, these tools have been made for people who appreciate good workmanship and demand quality from their tools.
The Carbide Pro Hollowing Tip Turning Tool from Crown is a replaceable tip turning tool that is ideal for cutting coves in spindle work, the interior of bowls & vessels, and smoothing operations. It easily handles all types of woods, and excels at turning acrylic, polyester and resin materials. Unlike traditional turning tools, which nearly always benefit from additional honing, Carbide Pro tools are ready to go to work "right out of the box". The high grade USA made solid tungsten carbide cutter is made from the best Nano Particle Carbide, and is hardened to an almost unreal 93 HRC, assuring it will keep an ultra-sharp edge for a very long time. Once the tip finally does become dull you simply rotate it to a fresh edge, and keep on going.
The tool is supplied with a 430mm (17") black stained Ash handle and a super sturdy 215mm (8.5") long x 15mm (0.6") wide Chrome Vanadium steel blade. Together they give the tool a beautiful heft that both deadens vibration, and helps keep it on the rest. Like all similar tools, this tool is designed to work flat and level at or just below center. The blade edges are slightly rounded to allow controlled shear cuts when desired. The Round cutting tip is 15mm in diameter. The Tool has an overall length of approximately 570mm (22.5"). Includes the Tool, a Carbide Cutting Tip & Screw, a Hex Wrench, and 2 extra Mounting Screws.
- Hand crafted in Sheffield, England
So what makes Crown special?
Crown realised that you could buy an M2 steel chisel from any number of tool makers. They decided to be the first to push the status quo and use their knowledge of metallurgy to become the innovators of their field. They wanted to be on the forefront of high performance when it came to turning tools and that is exactly what you get when you buy a Crown cryogenic steel tool; a high performance, innovative and top of the range tool.
Crown Hand Tools
As a family owned company, Crown Hand Tools and their loyal staff have been proudly manufacturing traditional woodworking hand tools for over fifty years. Handmade to the finest quality, Crown has found the perfect equilibrium between tradition and innovation, making their tools beautiful as well as functional. Master Craftsmen hand forge, temper and grind their tools as their ancestors did, whilst also using modern processes and materials, such as Cryogenics and Powder Metallurgy. This combination of old and new techniques ensures Crown are giving their customers what they consider the best quality hand tools available.