The 10 Best Lathe Chisel Sets

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in March of 2020. In today's era of mass production, wood turning is increasingly becoming redundant and is often only practiced for pleasure or in workshops producing custom pieces and fine artwork for galleries. For those still hanging in there, whether you're a seasoned professional or a beginner, these chisel sets should provide you with the tools needed for honing your skills and practicing your craft. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Yellowhammer 8 Piece

2. Simple Woodturning Tools

3. Crown Pro-PM

Editor's Notes

July 29, 2021:

We're proud to report that our previous recommendations are still some of the best on the market. The fixed construction of the Yellowhammer 8 Piece makes it an especially stable option at a good price. If you're willing to spend considerably more, the Simple Woodturning Tools is just as dependable but is actually modular, so you can expand with new bits if you so desire. Alternatively, the Marketty Professional is a great low-cost choice, although it doesn't always offer the most consistent construction and may need to be touched up when first received.

April 01, 2020:

Woodworking has long been a valuable skill, and by using a power lathe a woodturner can produce remarkable pieces of furniture and crafts. A lathe is essentially a machine that rotates the workpiece about an axis, allowing the turner to apply tools that shape the object with symmetry. It should go without saying that this type of equipment can be dangerous if used without adequate training and safety wear, such as eye, hand, and foot protection.

Novice woodturners might want to purchase a more comprehensive set that includes the essential blades needed to learn the fundamentals, such as the Yellowhammer 8 Piece, the Werks HSS blades or the EnPoint 12 Piece. More seasoned craftsmen may be interested in kits with a specific function, like the Simple Woodturning Tools, the Benjamin's HSS Micro and the PSI Woodworking Multi-Cutter, which are designed for intricate pieces and decorative work. The Steelex Plus and the Crown Pro-PM are two beautifully crafted collections that will bring the user a high level of precision and satisfaction with every project's completion.

4. Werks HSS blades

5. Simple Woodturning Mini Tools

6. Imotechom 12-Piece

7. Benjamin's HSS Micro

8. Steelex Plus

9. PSI Woodworking LXPMSET

10. Marketty Professional

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