CH900 - Skew Chisel (Oval) - HSS Wood Turning Tool
Record Power CH900 Skew Chisel (Oval) - HSS Wood Turning Tool
(HSS) High Speed Steel material composite is W6Mo5Cr4V2, consisting of Tungsten, Vanadium, Molybdenum, Chromium, Sulfur, Phosphorus, Manganese, Silicon & Carbon. These HSS tools have a very high resistance to wear & softening at high temperatures whilst maintaining a good toughness on the cutting edge, that's very crucial in a good quality turning tool as it keeps its edge sharper than normal carbon steel by a ratio of ten to one.
Durable Material - The handles are made from Beech with an attractive Rosewood stain. This close grained hardwood gives the necessary weight, strength and durability that a good quality tool needs.
Tangs - The handle tangs are long, strong and fully inserted in to the chisel handles.
Handle Shape - The handles are shaped to encourage holding near the bottom to give the best control. Ergonomically designed in consultation with professional turners.
Handle Length There are 2 sizes - 9" for chisels, requiring fine control (e.g Spindle Gouges and Skews) and 16" handles for smooth sweeping cuts (e.g Bowl Gouges).
Strong Ferrules To give superior support to the blade in the handle, the walls of the brass ferrules are extra thick and the ferrule is pinned to the handle rather than the less secure crimping method.
- This more recent version of the traditional skew has an oval shape rather than the flat back of the standard chisel to make it easy to roll the chisel across the toolrest, giving a smoother feel to blade control on fine work. Many first time woodturners find this easier to master than the standard flat backed version.