Hunter Osprey #1 Carbide Woodturning Tool
The Hunter carbide manufacturing approach produces a superior finish which cuts the fibers of the wood unlike other carbide tools in today's wood turning market. As with all of the Hunter Tools, they are to be used at the recomended 45degree angle. They say once you touch a Hunter carbide you will never look back.
These tools are excellent for making bowls, boxes, bird houses and ornaments. A Hunter carbide cutter will outlast HSS by at least a 100 times before needing a sharp edge again. It only takes a minute to loosen the torx screw, turn the carbide cutter and retighten the screw and you have a brand new fresh edge. The technology of carbide cutters brings to a woodturner a brilliant time saving approach which makes woodturning fun again!
Includes : Round Shank 6in Long x 3/8in Dia, Hunter 8mm Round # 1 Carbide Cutter, Torx Screw and a Torx Wrench
Made in the USA
We are confident that you will enjoy your top quality American made Hunter carbide woodturning tool which may be the last bowl / spindle gouge you will ever buy.
Here is the recommended approach to best leverage a Hunter carbide tool:
Many wood turning professionals use Hunter tools in the final finshing cuts of a piece. You can hollow an object completely with the Hunter Tool, but most turners rough hollow with conventional tooling. They then use the Hunter Tools for the final form, shaping, and finish cuts.
The Hunter Tools are best used at higher RPM (1800-2200 RPM) to have sufficient surface speed. With fine tool control you can peel off shavings that are onion skin thin. The surface will be so smooth that little sanding will be needed. Of course as with any other cutting tool you will be cutting with the grain for the smoothest cut. So for the underside of box rims, cut from the rim to the major diameter of the body of the box. Once you reach that diameter, lift the tool and cut from the bottom upward to the major diameter of the body of the box. It is mesmerizing to peel of these ultrafine shavings so be careful or you may make the inside merge with the outside….
There is a learning curve with the Hunter. You have to learn to rotate the tool clockwise into the cut with the tool slightly above center and angled downward somewhat like a scraper. The tool does not scrape; it cuts like nothing you have ever seen. Don’t expect to hog out the interior of a box or something similar quickly. The tool is not designed for that … it is a final form and finish cut tool.
Hunter Osprey #1 Carbide Tool (Woodturning)
- Model: 2991
- Availability: In Stock