Three Piece Micro Hollow/Ornamental Set
Three Piece Micro Hollow/Ornamental Set A38HS
This set of micro turning tools has been specifically designed for miniature hollowing. 
£79.75
Five Piece Micro Spindle Turning Set
Five Piece Micro Spindle Turning Set A45HS
These tools are available as a spindle turner's set. Ideal for those making dolls' house furniture.
£129.75

Five Piece Micro Hollowing Tool Set
Five Piece Micro Hollowing Tool Set A47HS
47HS Five Piece Micro Hollowing Tool Set A combination set offering miniature hollowing tools and fine round skew chisels for spindle and detailing work. Set includes: Bedan Curved Scraper Hollowing Tool 1/8" Round Skew 1/4" Round Skew
£138.95
Five Piece Midi Woodturning Tool Set
Five Piece Midi Woodturning Tool Set A52HS
Five piece turning tool set. This five piece set is extremely popular with novices. It offers superb quality tools for those that may be on a tighter budget. Each tool is crafted in the same way as the larger full size options. Each is hardness tested to ensure every tool passes the strict Robert Sorby quality control test. This is the benchmark that has made Robert Sorby the envy of competitors...
£176.00

Five Piece Beading Tool HSS Set
Five Piece Beading Tool HSS Set A55HS
55HS Five Piece Beading Tool Set Bead forming tools cut perfect semi-circular beads every time. Nose design permits multiple bead designs.
£142.60
Six Piece Turning Tool Set
Six Piece Turning Tool Set A67HS
This is Robert Sorby’s flagship set and our most popular tool combination. Suitable for anyone into turning, from beginners through to professionals. We strongly believe that anyone starting out turning should buy the best tools they can afford. This set comprises six of Robert Sorby’s core range. These are the standard by which the best of the rest follow and are a great introduction to...
£164.00

Eight Piece Turning Tool Set
Eight Piece Turning Tool Set A82HS
The most comprehensive of Robert Sorby’s full size sets. This eight piece deluxe set carries all the core tools a turner will need to accomplish many basic projects and more. It contains two sizes of spindle roughing gouge to accommodate varying sized projects and two scrapers (round and square); the round scraper is ideal for creating flowing curves and the square is perfect for finishing convex and flat bottomed forms.
£363.60
Brass Ferrule
Brass Ferrule BFERRULE
Ferrules for all Robert Sorby tools are available as accessories. Woodturning and carving tool ferrules are brass. Smaller woodworking chisel ferrules are also brass but larger timber framing chisels and slicks are steel. Sizes listed are for the outside diameter. O/D
from £0.60

Texturing ToolTexturing Tool
Texturing Tool 310
This is a novel tool which will enhance the visual and tactile qualities of even the most bland piece of wood.By rubbing the cutter across the turned project an interesting textured effect can be created.The texture pattern can altered by changing the angle of the cutter, the speed of the lathe, the position of the tool rest and the type of wood.The range of textures can vary from an orange peel effect...
from £65.25
Spiralling ToolSpiralling Tool
Spiralling Tool 320-330
Creating barley twists, spirals and flutes has always represented a problem for the woodturner. The Spiralling System (330H) not only overcomes many of these difficulties, but also allows the turner's imagination to run wild as he enters a new field of decoration. Based on the same principle as the texturing tool, it is simple to use even in the hands of a novice - but still comes with instructions...
from £95.75

Texturing Cutter
Texturing Cutter 350-0
The Robert Sorby Spiralling Cutter is a multi-toothed cutter designed to allow the user to create a variety of spiral patterns and textures with a rib size of 2mm on bowl and spindle projects. One of a family of five cutters for the large texturing and spiralling tools. Experiment using the various pitch depths these cutters provide. With a bit of practice you'll be amazed at the results. Sharpening:...
£37.50
Spiralling CutterSpiralling Cutter
Spiralling Cutter 350
The Robert Sorby Spiralling Cutter is a multi-toothed cutter designed to allow the user to create a variety of spiral patterns and textures with a rib size of 2mm on bowl and spindle projects. One of a family of five cutters for the large texturing and spiralling tools. Experiment using the various pitch depths these cutters provide. With a bit of practice you'll be amazed at the results. Sharpening:...
£37.50

Toolrest
Toolrest 360
The tool rest enables those who already possess a Texturing Tool to convert it to a Spiralling System.
£30.75
Micro Texturing CutterMicro Texturing Cutter
Micro Texturing Cutter 370
The Robert Sorby Fine Micro Spiralling Cutter is a multi-toothed cutter designed to allow the user to create a variety of small spiral patterns and textures on a range of projects including bowls, vases and boxes. One of three cutters for the Modular Micro Spiralling Tool. Experiment using the various pitch depths these cutters provide. With a bit of practice you'll be amazed at the results. Sharpening:...
£12.50

Modular Micro Spiralling Tool
Modular Micro Spiralling Tool 370-0
The unhandled micro spiralling tool comes complete with two spiralling cutters and is used in exactly the same way as the conventional Spiralling System (B320, B320S). This tool is also available with a handle (B370-A). A further texturing cutter is available as an optional extra.
£54.95
3pc Carbide Mini Turning Tool Cutter Set
3pc Carbide Mini Turning Tool Cutter Set CTT6
Pack of three spare carbide mini turning tool cutters for the 3pc Carbide Mini Turning Tool Set.
£18.95

3pc Carbide Mini Turning Tool Set3pc Carbide Mini Turning Tool Set
3pc Carbide Mini Turning Tool Set CTT1
Our Mini Carbide Turning Tools feature a replaceable and rotatable cutter that eliminates the hassle and downtime of sharpening. Simply rotate the carbide cutter for a fresh, sharp edge, and replace it once all available edges have grown dull. The solid carbide cutting edges stay sharper, longer when compared to steel. The handles are turned from fine, solid ash, and are ergonomic with moulded rubber...
£74.95
Sandmaster
Sandmaster SANDMASTER
The Sandmaster is an essential part of every turner's tool kit.It comes with 5 different grits of abrasive to take even the roughest projects to a glass-like finish every time.It avoids an uneven finish often associated with hand sanding and there is no danger of catching hands on the revolving project.There is little to no surface damage/head build-up, as there is with power sanding and there is no...
£52.50

Aluminium Oxide Discs 25mm
Aluminium Oxide Discs 25mm 411
Abrasive Discs (Pack of 10)
£2.30
Aluminium Oxide Discs 50mm
Aluminium Oxide Discs 50mm 412
Velcro Sanding Discs (10 pack)
from £4.50

Aluminium Oxide Discs 75mm
Aluminium Oxide Discs 75mm 413
Velcro Sanding Discs (10 pack)
from £6.95
Velcro Sponge PadVelcro Sponge Pad
Velcro Sponge Pad VELPAD
Velcro spongepads for the Robert Sorby Sandmaster.
from £12.25

Goblet & Bowl MopsGoblet & Bowl Mops
Goblet & Bowl Mops MOP
Produced from a fine grade of cotton these deluxe mops have been made to deliver the ultimate finish.They are used after sanding to buff oil, lacquer and wax finishes to a lustrous sheen.Mops are fixed to the Sandmaster using the pigtail mandrel.
from £21.75
Five Piece Turning Tool Leather Roll Set
Five Piece Turning Tool Leather Roll Set A5HS5LTR
A five piece tool set with Robert Sorby branded leather tool roll, provides a turner with a ready to go first class set of tools and storage facility that will keep tools in top condition when travelling to club or chapter meetings.
£191.21

Heavy Duty Full Round ScraperHeavy Duty Full Round Scraper
Heavy Duty Full Round Scraper 8004
Produced with a massive 1 1/2' x 3/8' (38mm x 10mm) section to absorb vibration and ensure stability making it ideal for long overhangs over the tool rest when producing deep vessels.Designed for finishing on bowls and platter especially where a smooth curve is required.Lifetime HSS Guarantee
from £81.95
Bowl Finishing Outboard ScraperBowl Finishing Outboard Scraper
Bowl Finishing Outboard Scraper 8007
Produced with a massive 1 1/2' x 3/8' (38mm x 10mm) section to absorb vibration and ensure stability making it ideal for long overhangs over the tool rest when producing deep vessels.Designed for finishing when working in the outboard mode of the lathe.Lifetime HSS Guarantee.
from £81.95

Bowl Finishing Inboard ScraperBowl Finishing Inboard Scraper
Bowl Finishing Inboard Scraper 8008
Produced with a massive 1 1/2' x 3/8' (38mm x 10mm) section to absorb vibration and ensure stability making it ideal for long overhangs over the tool rest when producing deep vessels.Designed for finishing bowls when working inboard.Lifetime HSS Guarantee
from £81.95
Square Nose Scraper 1"
Square Nose Scraper 1" 8011H
Slightly narrower than the heavy duty scrapers but produced from thicker 1/2" (13mm section). Designed for finishing convex and flat bottomed forms. Lifetime HSS Guarantee
£80.95

Bowl Scraper 1"
Bowl Scraper 1" 8012H
Slightly narrower than the heavy duty scrapers but produced from thicker 1/2" (13mm section). Designed for inboard bowl finishing. Lifetime HSS Guarantee
£80.95
8013H Round Nose Scraper
8013H Round Nose Scraper 8013H
Slightly narrower than the heavy duty scrapers but produced from thicker 1/2" (13mm section).Designed for bowls and platters where a smooth curve is requiredLifetime HSS Guarantee
£80.95

Round Nose Scraper 1/2"
Round Nose Scraper 1/2" 8014H
Slightly narrower than the heavy duty scrapers but produced from thicker 1/2' (13mm section).Designed for bowls and platters where a smooth curve is required,Lifetime HSS Guarantee
£53.75
Square Nose Scraper 1/2"
Square Nose Scraper 1/2" 8015H
Slightly narrower than the heavy duty scrapers but produced from thicker 1/2" (13mm section). Designed for finishing convex and flat bottomed forms. Lifetime HSS Guarantee
£57.75

Box Hollower
Box Hollower 803H
The Box Hollower uses the longer shaft and handle to give more access for deeper projects.It has the Side and End Box cutter fitted to hollow flat bottomed and straight sided projects such as boxes.
£37.75
Ball End Cutter
Ball End Cutter 804C01
The Robert Sorby Ball End Cutter 804C01 is designed for the smooth shaping on the inside of bowls, vases and hollow forms. It delivers the same smooth surfaces and is designed for the same purposes as the RS233C Ball End cutter but supports a different tool range. The two are not interchangeable. This cutter is one of 14 that support a range of tools and offer incredible flexibility to the turner....
£11.25

Spade End Cutter
Spade End Cutter 804C02
The Robert Sorby Spade End Cutter offers a broader cutting edge than the Ball End Cutter for additional smoothing. Used for smooth shaping on the inside of bowls, vases and hollow forms. This cutter is one of 14 that support a range of tools and offer incredible flexibility to the turner. Sharpening: Use a diamond file or honing stone flat across the top face. To gain best results and increase the...
£11.25
Pointed End Cutter
Pointed End Cutter 804C03
The Robert Sorby Pointed End Cutter is perfect for roughing down, particularly on spindle work. Use the angled sides for roughing out while the point provides the additional feature of allowing fine detail to be achieved. This cutter is one of 14 that support a range of tools and offer incredible flexibility to the turner. Sharpening: Use a diamond file or honing stone flat across the top face. To...
£11.25

Skew Cutter
Skew Cutter 804C04
The Robert Sorby Skew Cutter is excellent for getting into those tight corners when a clean square edge is required. This cutter is one of 14 that support a range of tools and offer incredible flexibility to the turner. Sharpening: Use a diamond file or honing stone flat across the top face. To gain best results and increase the longevity of the cutter this simple procedure should be done little and...
£11.25
Rim Cutter
Rim Cutter 804C05
As its name suggests, the Robert Sorby Rim Cutter is the ideal tool to deliver a fine rim on small bowls and boxes. This cutter is one of 14 specialised tips that support a range of tools and offer incredible flexibility to the turner. Sharpening: Use a diamond file or honing stone flat across the top face. To gain best results and increase the longevity of the cutter this simple procedure should be...
£11.25

Mini Round Nose Cutter
Mini Round Nose Cutter 804C06
The Robert Sorby Mini Round Nose Cutter is the ideal tool to produce fine detail coves on small projects. This cutter is one of 14 specialised tips that support a range of tools and offer incredible flexibility to the turner. Sharpening: Use a diamond file or honing stone flat across the top face. To gain best results and increase the longevity of the cutter this simple procedure should be done little...
£11.25
Side & Face End Cutter
Side & Face End Cutter 804C07
The Robert Sorby Side and Face End Cutter is an ideal tool for cleaning up the face of a rim or inside a box. Its unusual dog leg shape provides easy access for those awkward internal finishing cuts.
£11.25

Side/End Box Cutter
Side/End Box Cutter 804C08
Designed to create parallel sides on boxes and vases the Robert Sorby Box Cutter is equally adept at creating flat bottomed surfaces and delivering those perfectly crisp corners on small projects. The Box Cutter is one of 14 specialised tips that support a range of tools and offer incredible flexibility to the turner. Sharpening: Use a diamond file or honing stone flat across the top face. To gain...
£11.25
Mushroom Cutter
Mushroom Cutter 804C09
The Robert Sorby Mushroom Cutter is excellent for producing an undercut under the rim of a bowl or mushroom. This immensely popular shape is also available with the TurnMaster but the two cutters are not interchangeable. The Mushroom Cutter is one of 14 specialised tips that support a range of tools and offer incredible flexibility to the turner. Sharpening: Use a diamond file or honing stone flat...
£11.25

Half Radius Cutter
Half Radius Cutter 804C10
The Robert Sorby Half Radius Cutter is excellent for scraping the inside curve of any small project. The Half Radius Cutter is one of 14 specialised tips that support a range of tools and offer incredible flexibility to the turner. Sharpening: Use a diamond file or honing stone flat across the top face. To gain best results and increase the longevity of the cutter this simple procedure should be done...
£11.25
Mushroom Tool
Mushroom Tool 804H
The Mushroom Tool uses the standard shaft and handle with the cutter particularly suitable for undercutting the cap of a mushroom.
£34.25

Captive Ring CutterCaptive Ring Cutter
Captive Ring Cutter 805C
Captive ring tool cutter. Also available in 1/4', 3/8', 1/2'
£10.75
Captive Ring Tool
Captive Ring Tool 805H
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...
£34.25

Four Piece Captive Ring Tool Set
Four Piece Captive Ring Tool Set 805HS
Bangles, curtain rings and wheels as well as captive rings on goblets and puzzles are amongst the projects which can be created with the Robert Sorby Captive Ring Tool set. There is no longer a need to have an array of tools to cut different sizes of ring. The Robert Sorby Captive Ring set includes four different cutters to enable the turner to cut rings of 3/16', 1/4', 3/8' and 1/2' from one inexpensive...
£63.25
Unhandled Oval Skew
Unhandled Oval Skew 809
A delicately balanced tool that is the plane of the Spindle turners kit.Originally designed at Robert Sorby, the profile allows the tool to glide effortlessly along the tool rest without fear of the edges dragging on the rest.It will smooth cylinders, clean the end grain of spindles, cut hallow curves beads, pummels and v-cuts e.g. star balustrading and chair legs.This tool is indispensable if a fine...
from £29.90
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Woodturning

What tools do I need to get started?

We always recommed buying the best high speed steel (HSS) tools you can afford.  With due care and attention they can last a lifetime. Poor quality or badly sharpened tools can lead to frustration and can often be the cause of a novice becoming disillusioned and giving up the hobby. Sharpening is critical to effective turning and is therefore an important skill to learn. A range of sharpening systems can be found in our Sharpening section. Remember the better your tools are sharpened the longer they will last and the easier they will be to use.