The Bear Tooth™ Carbide Turning Tool is made in the USA from a solid stainless steel rod and a solid aluminum handle. The 1/2" square rod is just under 5" long with a 3/8" round and 2" long tang that is attached inside the aluminum handle. The tool's overall length is 13" (5" tool shank, 8" handle). The tool is tapped for #10-32 screws to hold the carbide inserts. This handled kit comes assembled with the following accessories:
- 15mm square carbide insert
- 15mm R-2 carbide insert
- 2 10-32x1/2" screws
- 1/8" hex wrench
Use by adjusting your tool rest to align the cutting insert with the center of the work piece so you are cutting at the maximum diameter of your piece. Do NOT cut above the center as the tool can be grabbed by the piece you are turning, causing damage to the work piece, your lathe, or the tool and injury to yourself or others. Please make sure to keep the tool level when using. Start with light shallow cuts.