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    Easy Wood Tools Easy Start Tools

    Easy Wood Tools offer a range of high quality, easy to use carbide tipped woodturning tools. These tools make turning safe, fast and fun. Whether you are a new woodturner or a part timer, Easy Wood Tools have the best tools for you.

    Learning to turn wood can be difficult. Particularly when you are starting out. One of the biggest challenges the new woodturner faces is working out exactly what turning tools they need. And then there are all the other questions. How to use the tools, what tool does what and how to sharpen? Fret no more! Check out Easy Start from Easy Wood Tools.

    Choose your preferred option from the dropdown menu

    Easy Start is a perfect place for newbies as well as those looking for tools suitable for small projects. These turning tools are easy to use, economical and do not require sharpening. They are perfect for turning pens, wine stoppers, handles, small bowls and other shapes. All tools come ready to work out of the box with a fresh standard carbide cutter already installed and a hex key that fits the mounting screw.

    The Easy Start range

    The Easy Start range is made up of three fundamental carbide turning tools. Together these three tools are the perfect start for anyone wanting to get into woodturning or who wants to turn smaller objects. Choose your preferred tools from the dropdown menu above.

    The Easy Start Rougher EWT-9520

    The Easy Start Rougher features a square carbide cutter with four cutting edges. This tool is designed to remove bulk material fast and efficiently. Like a gouge, use the Easy Start Rougher to turn a block into a round, shape up a vessel or hollow out a bowl.

    The Easy Start Finisher EWT-9620

    The Easy Start Finisher features a round carbide cutter with a single cutting edge. This tool is designed to turn the inside and outside of curves. It is also used as a final shaping tool. Forget riding the bevel, use the Easy Start Finisher.

    The Easy Start Detailer EWT-9720

    The Easy Start Detailer features a diamond shaped carbide cutter with four cutting edges. This tool is designed for creating small coves, beads and other fine details. Embellish your work with an Easy Start Detailer.

    Why choose Easy Start

    If you are seeking an easy entry into woodturning then choose Easy Start. Here are four reasons why:

    • The tools are easy to use. You do not need developed technique. Just keep the tool flat on the tool rest and parallel to the floor. Easy.
    • Every tool comes with a fresh, sharp standard carbide cutter already installed. They are ready to go out of the box. Your tool also comes with a hex key that fits the cutter mounting screw, ready for when you want to rotate of replace the tip.
    • You don’t have to sharpen. Forget buying an elaborate sharpening setup. You won’t need it.
    • Negative rake cutters. Optional cutters that virtually eliminate chipping and catches when turning resins, acrylic, and other man-made materials. Very effective for hollowing, allows for smooth catch-free passes.

    This three-part Easy Start range of carbide turning tools is a great starter kit guaranteed to get you woodturning today. Read on to learn more about Easy Wood. Watch the video’s and see how Easy Wood can ease you into wood turning.

    Easy to use

    Easy Wood Tools are easy to use. Unlike traditional steel turning tools, these carbide tipped tools are always held flat on the tool rest and parallel to the floor. No bevels, no vertical angles to worry about. This simplicity means that you now enjoy a short learning curve. Cut left, right, or straight on, and you’re successfully and safely turning within minutes of picking up the tool.

    Ready to use

    Easy Wood Tools come ready for use straight out of the box. Each tool is already fitted with a fresh carbide tip ready to go. All you need is a lathe, a chunk of wood and you are turning. Each tool is also supplied with a hex key ready for when you need it. 

    No sharpening ever!

    Never sharpen your tools again! When one side of the cutter gets dull, just rotate it to a new edge. When you’ve used all four edges, simply replace it with a new cutter. You do not need to buy any sharpening gear whatsoever. You do not need to spend weeks learning how to sharpen an edge.  Great if you are new to turning or simply can’t be bothered.

    Negative rake tips

    Easy Wood Tools patented Negative Rake Carbide Cutters virtually eliminate chipping and catches when turning resins, acrylic, and other composite materials. Excellent results when turning very hard woods, and very smooth finishing cuts. Very effective for hollowing, allows for smooth catch-free passes.

    Radius carbide cutters

    Some tools in the Easy Wood Rougher range accept carbide tips that feature a small radius. These slightly curved cutters give you a little more wiggle when cutting shapes. Check the product specifications to see what models have this feature.


    When you choose Easy Wood, all you need is a lathe and an Easy Wood Tools turning tool and you can start turning. You don’t need to buy a grinding kit or sharpening system or multiple tools to achieve your desired result. This is a great economic advantage if you are just starting out, or you just want to add a turned element to your broader woodworking.


    Easy Wood Tools square tool bar design and resultant turning geometry means fewer catches and kickbacks. In addition, the unique Easy Wood handle design puts turning pressure into the tool rest, so you don’t tire as quickly. Turn safely for hours, late into the night.

    Easy Wood carbide

    Easy Wood manufacture their carbide cutters using a proprietary recipe to make them the hardest, sharpest, and longest lasting in the business. This means you can turn for longer without having to sharpen or replace the carbide tip. Save time, save money.

    Handmade in America

    The Easy Wood team of highly skilled men and women use time-tested techniques and American-sourced woods, metal, and carbide to make their tools. You can rest easy knowing this product is of the highest quality, made by people focused on making woodturning safer, easier and more fun.


    Easy Wood – Easy Start

    Model SKU’s

    Rougher: EWT-9520

    Finisher: EWT-9620

    Detailer: EWT-9720

    Set of three kit: EWT-920-KIT

    Country of origin



    2 years limited

    Standard replacement carbide cutters

    Rougher (square) Ci2-SQ: EWT-2500

    Finisher (round) Ci3: EWT-6400

    Detailer (diamond) Ci4: EWT-7400

    Optional carbide radius cutters - this slightly curved cutter gives you a little more wiggle when cutting shapes. Available for the Easy Start Rougher only.


    Rougher Ci2 R2 – 2” radius: EWT-2600

    Optional Negative Rake carbide cutters

    Rougher (square) Ci2 R2 NR​: EWT-2600-NR

    Finisher (round) Ci3 NR: EWT-6400-NR

    Detailer (diamond) Ci4 NR: EWT-7400-NR


    Handle length

    230mm (9”)

    Handle material

    American Maple

    Tool bar

    9.5mm (3/8”) x 90mm (3.5”)

    Tool bar material

    Black oxide steel with steel ferrule

    Overall length

    318mm (12.5”)

    Maximum reach

    51mm (2”)

    Easy Start Rougher
    $125.00 (inc GST)
    Easy Start Finisher
    $125.00 (inc GST)
    Easy Start Detailer
    $125.00 (inc GST)
    Buy The Set of Three and Save
    $349.00 (inc GST)

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