Woodpeckers - Ultra-Shear Turning Tools - Pen Size Detail

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Woodpeckers - Ultra-Shear Turning Tools - Pen Size Round - If you love pen turning, but don’t have the time or expensive equipment necessary to constantly sharpen traditional tools, you need Woodpeckers Ultra-Shear carbide insert tools.  These tools eliminate the need for sharpening by using nano-grain carbide inserts mounted to induction-hardened alloy steel shafts. When the edge finally gets dull, simply rotate the cutter to a new edge. When all edges are dull, put on a new insert and get right back to your project. 

What makes Ultra-Shear different from all the rest?  The three most important differences are the grade and grind of the inserts, the design of the tool shaft and the material and treatment used in making the shaft.  Months of testing and trials produced Woodpeckers’ unique nano-grain carbide matrix, polished to a mirror-finish on the cutting surface and precision ground on the bevel, which makes Ultra-Shears the sharpest, longest lasting inserts on the market.

If you want cleaner cuts and less sanding with difficult turning materials, shear scraping is the key.  Shear scraping is a technique where the tool is presented at an angle to the workpiece, improving the surface finish dramatically. In solid wood, 45° usually delivers the optimum finish, but acrylics, polymers and blends are different. Ultra-Shear Pen Tools feature round sides that allow you to locate the optimum shear angle for whatever material you’re turning. There’s a large flat surface milled on the bottom for solid support of your initial roughing and shaping cuts. The three Ultra-Shear pen tools include square, round and diamond-point insert profiles. The square tool is the workhorse for most pen projects. The diamond-point detail tool inscribes fine detail lines for accents. The round tool creates inside curves on specialty designs. Their small size and razor-sharp inserts make these tools ideal for other detailed work in addition to pen turning, such as finials and miniatures. A truly sharp cutting edge needs rock solid support to give you the best results.

Ultra-Shear tools feature the same ChroMoly alloy steel used in NASCAR racing car roll cage. CNC machines create the unique profile, then the shafts go through a two-step hardening process that makes the shaft rigid and creates an ultra-smooth surface finish that glides easily across your tool rest and resists corrosion. Tool measures 12-½” (318mm) overall length. 

Click Here for Woodworkers Institute's review of the Woodpecker Ultra Shear Tools

Replacement nano-grain carbide cutters used are:
Universal Detail Tip – Radius - See Accessories Below
Universal Detail Tip – Sharp - See Accessories Below


  • Nano-grain carbide inserts
  • Induction-hardened alloy steel shafts
  • Cleaner cuts, less sanding
  • Large flat milled surface for solid support
  • Not just for pens, excellent for small detailed work
  • ChroMoly alloy tools shafts same steel used in NASCAR race cars


    • Handle: - Rock Maple 220mm
    • Tool Bar: - 80mm x 9.5mm
    • Overall Length: - 318mm
    • Manuals


      What's In The Box?

    • 1x Ultra Shear Pen Size Tool
    • 1x Universal Detail Tip - Sharp Carbide Cutter
    • 1x Mounting Screw
    • 1x Wrench
    • Instruction Leaflet
    • Reviews


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