Robert Sorby Tool Sales

        

First the bad news: As we're just getting underway with our tool sales with Robert Sorby we can only accept orders above 100.00 in total value and we will only be supplying to UK based customers until this service is firmly established.
Now the good news: All Robert Sorby tools ordered here will be sent Freepost - So, the price you see is the price you pay!
Sorry, we can't offer VAT free prices to VAT registered customers.

To order: Simply send your requirements to: sales@ktmp.co.uk

 

Standard Bowl Gouges

Standard Bowl Gouges

These are a must in any turner's tool kit. These are strong, rigid and stable tools designed to withstand the rigours of bowl turning. As such they can be used for either massive removal of wood or delicate shaping cuts. If you are intent on making bowls, then this tool will be in your hands more often than any other. The 3/8" gouge is the most popular.
Available with or without handle. 1/4" and 3/8" have 14" handles, 1/2" is available in 14" or 17" handle, 3/4" has 17" handles.
Captive Ring Tool

Captive Ring Tool

The unique Captive Ring Tool from Robert Sorby has a user friendly flat shaft with a specially designed cutter seat. This seat is machined into both sides of the shaft so that when cutting either side of the captive ring, the cutter is angled to the front and into the direction of the cut, giving more control over the cut whilst keeping the tool flat on the rest. The cutters can be swivelled in the seat allowing the ring to be cut within a limited space. The Captive Ring Tool cutters are interchangeable with the Mushroom tool (804H) and Box Hollower (803H). Sharpen the cutters with a diamond file or honing stone flat across the face. User instructions included.

Chattertool

The Chattertool creates random decorative patterns on end grain only. That makes it ideal for box lids and jewellery. Each pattern created is unique as it is determined by the shape of the cutter, the speed of the lathe, the length of protrusion of the blade, and the type of wood. Because of the random nature of these decorations they are unrepeatable unless exactly the same conditions exist.
The Chattertool comes in two versions. One includes two double ended cutters and a tear drop cutter which converts the Chattertool to a handy and versatile scraper. The other includes the two double ended cutters only.
The Chattertool comes with full instructions.

 
The RS2000 System is derived from the original Stewart System which was one of the first tools devised for hollowing out deep vessels. One of its advantages is that it is modular in construction which means that it can be adapted to meet specific applications.
It comes complete with both a Slicer for the coning of bowls to save waste wood and a Hooker for hollowing under the rims of vessels. The Arm Brace is an optional extra.
The RS2000 System comes in two variations - one complete (RS2000), and the other complete except for the chattertool element (RS2001). Complete with full instructional manual.
All components are available separately.
Multi Tip Hollowing Tool Multi Tip Hollowing Tool 

Multi Tip Hollowing Tool Ref: RS200KT


 

End Grain

End Grain

These are designed for the more delicate hollowing of end grain projects like vases and weed pots. Their swan-neck shape makes them ideal for blind turning or under-cutting.
The tools are differentiated by the scale of project to be undertaken.
All except the 14" long version (850H) have replaceable HSS tips.

Straight Hollowing

Straight Hollowing

For increased access in restricted openings (tall vases and deep vessels) these probes are ideal. They work on both end and bowl grain. The largest of the three (8803H) comes with an articulated head which gives easier access to those difficult to reach areas. In its unhandled form (RS213) this fits neatly into the arm brace of the RS2000 system.
 

Interchangable Cutters

Interchangable Cutter System

The following cutters fit on to the Mushroom Tool (804H) and the Box Hollower (803H) as well as the Captive Ring Tool (805H).

Lamp & Long Hole Auger

For accurate hollowing of long, thin spindles. Overall Length: 33 inches

Modular Handled & Modular Micro Spiralling Tool

Modular Handled & Modular Micro System


Micro Turning Tools

Ideal for those working in 1/12" scale or miniature projects, the micro HSS turning tools gave fine control for detail work. Their size - overall length is 10" - means that even when working on a mini lathe there is no fouling the bed bars.
These tools are great for pens, dolls house furniture, Christmas ornaments, lace bobbins, finials on small box lids, jewellery, and other small projects.
The Multi Scraper is one of the handiest tools in any turner's kit.
Available as individual tools or sets.

Midi Turning Tools

This collection of HSS turning tools is ideal for those who have a midi or mini lathe or who work in restricted areas. These are scaled down versions of regular tools. Overall length is 14".
Parting Tools

Parting Tools

Parting tools are primarily used for parting off projects. The thinner section tools are particular beneficial when using the more exotic woods. However, parting tools may also be used to provide thin banded decorations on turnings.
Roughing Gouges

Roughing Gouges

A roughing gouge is a fundamental part of any spindle turners tool kit. The roughing gouge is designed specifically to turn square wood into round between centres. On no account should it ever be used for roughing out bowls. It was never designed for that task and will not withstand the rigours of bowl turning. The 3/4" version is the more popular size.
Available with or without handle.

Sandmaster

Sandmaster

Allows sanding and polishing of work piece whilst still on the lathe
Multi-position 2" velcro pad
Also takes optional 3" velcro pad
Complete with 2 discs of each of 5 grits: 60, 120, 180, 240 & 400
Also accepts goblet and bowl mops to apply different types of finish.

Robert Sorby Sovereign System

Sovereign is a new handle system for woodturners. Like all other Robert Sorby products it is made in Sheffield to the most exacting engineering standards. Sovereign is the name of the interchangeable handle and is available in two lengths - 16" and 22".

The handles are made of aluminium and alloy in combination to give the best of strength, balance and vibration dampening qualities. Each handle comes with a durable Softex grip for extra comfort. Additional knurling provides a further non-slip surface. Both handles will take turning chisels with a 5/8" diameter shaft. Also included are 3/8" and 1/2" collets to accept tools with those diameters thereby allowing the turner to use his Sovereign for a whole host of different chisels (Note: American-made tools are measured by bar diameter whilst European brands are measured by flute size. Hence the 3/8" collet is designed for a European 1/4" gouge, and the 1/2" collet for a 3/8" gouge whilst the 1/2" gouge will fit directly into the handle ).The Sovereign handles and collet system are ideal for quick change from one tool to another. At the same time they enable the turner to lengthen or shorten the tool length.

Oval Skew Chisels

Skew Chisels

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Standard Spindle Gouges

Spindle Gouges

Spindle gouges are used for producing shapes - beads and coves - on spindle work. These are delicate tools designed for creating fine detail. These are not rugged enough to be used on face-plate work.
Available with or without handle.

Spiralling System

Spiralling System


The Spiralling System is a tool unique to Robert Sorby. It is designed to provide decorative spirals on turned work - round the rims of bowls, round, the stems of goblets and candle-sticks. It will not cut threads.

 
Starter Set

Starter Set

When first beginning turning, the novice is faced with a vast array of choices. One of those choices is to cut corners by buying an inexpensive set. That could be your worst decision as cheap tools perform inadequately leading to immediate frustration….cause not by the turners inability, but by the poor quality of tools.

Texan Turning Tools

Texan Turning Tools

This is a selection of large scale work for those carrying out massive projects. Not only are they longer in reach but their large section makes them more stable and less prone to vibration.
Threading Tools

Threading Tools

If you have been making lidded boxes for a while the next step is to started producing threaded lids. This is not a project for the novice or the faint hearted. Producing threads needs a lot of practice and a steady hand but once mastered this technique adds significant value to your project.


 

 


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