Woodturning Tools - Sorby
Robert Sorby is the world's premier manufacturer of specialist wood turning tools with a heritage dating back over two hundred years.
Apart from traditional tools they make many innovative new designs. Users know they are purchasing a product with a proven pedigree which will not let them down. Some manufacturers have sacrificed product quality and suitability for price - that is not the Robert Sorby philosophy. The VALUE is whatís important and will be appreciated long after the price is forgotten.
All gouge flutes are highly polished, creating a superior cutting edge. Less highly polished flutes have tiny ridges which cause a rippled cutting edge which may cause chatter and is more difficult to control.
The flute profile will allow all of the known grind profiles to be achieved.
This versatility is not possible with some manufacturers' profiles. For example if the flute is a sharp V profile, then a point forms at the end of your grind.
Robert Sorby offer a variety of different handle lengths. Each tool is matched to the handle to provide the optimum control and balance.
Robert Sorby guarantee full handle securement. Each of the tools have their own securement requirements as each design is subject to different stresses. Failure to understand this can result in other brandís blades rotating or smashing out if you experience a dig in or are taking aggressive profiling cuts.
Robert Sorby tools are specially hardened and tempered. Gouges can be used to the full length of the flute, without loss of edge retention. Many brands cannot.
All tools are hardness tested before leaving the factory. The hardness differs at various points along the tool.
For example, it would be wrong to have the area around the tang at the same hardness as the tip. If it were too brittle
it would snap under pressure.†