These long boring tools are made from high-speed steel rod along the full length so they maintain their strength over a lifetime. The shell tip works very well with the end-grain drilling they always do and with a single, short flute the strength of the auger is unparalleled.
The short flute is designed to fill up quickly so continual removal and application of the drill tip is needed which means that the inherent heat build-up doesn't occur because it only takes small bites at a time. This actually results in faster drilling, a cleaner and straighter hole and increases tool life so it is evident that the design is well thought-through and perfectly for deep hole boring on a lathe.
Blade length = 605mm
Handle length = 160mm
About Crown Woodturning Tools
Crown high-speed steel (HSS) woodturning tools have rapidly become the favourite brand of many discerning woodturners worldwide. Made from M2 HSS (Rockwell hardened Rc62/64) and fitted with ergonomically designed stained Beech handles with heavy-duty brass ferrules, these tools are beautifully effective, giving up to six times the life of traditional carbon steel chisels. The variety of profiles are among the largest available from any manufacturer and include many unique tools which have been developed in conjunction with internationally recognised and awarded woodturners such as David Ellsworth, Alan Beecham, David Hout, Bill Jones and David Springett.
All two-handed chisels come with a minimum 320mm-long handle so a comfortable grip can be achieved by all turners.
As with all Crown Tools - each chisel is inspected against relevant criteria prior to leaving the factory to ensure that you get high-quality tool. The flutes are well-polished so the cutting edge is superior to most other brands on the market. The join of the blade to the handle is pressure tested to ensure the blade will never split from the handle and each blade is hardness tested along the full length of the chisel to ensure the correct hardness is found throughout the blade, greatly reducing the chance of the blade snapping under duress.
These quality controls also means that Crown are one of the few brands in the world where the chisel can be used over the full length of the blade.
Buying Crown means you are buying one of the best quality turning tools in Australia.