This Woodturning Parting Tool - 1/2" Tang is made from M 42 Cobalt. The cutting portion is 3 1/2" inches long, has a 1/2” tang, and is tapered from .080 thousandths to .060 thousandths. The taper helps to prevent binding. The cut is very clean.
Recommend either the 12" or 8" handles.
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Posted by John D from NH on Jan 20th 2019
Bought this parting tool specifically to turn lidded boxes. The tool design and M42 steel is superior to the traditional 1/16" parting tool I've been using for many years. The extra .020 thickness is neglegable for grain alignment yet adds noticeably to the rigidity in use. Matched up with Daves 12" handle it's a great tool that should last a lifetime. Highly recommend to anyone that wants the best.
Posted by mike on Oct 12th 2018
This parting tool is a lot better than the diamond shaped ones I have been using. Really good design and of course the quality is nothing less than top notch. I love this for making small boxes...VERY sharp and precise.
Posted by Fr Pimen on Jul 24th 2018
This tool work very well and with the lightest touch and small kerf can get the best cut off.
Posted by Ray on Jul 23rd 2018
This is a great parting tool!!
I have bought two or three different parters and as a beginner
I couldn’t get them sharpened correctly. This one is easy to touch up the tip with a hand hone and I finally have a superb parting tool.
Posted by Dave Russell on Jun 10th 2018
The best I have ever used. Even a novice like me can make clean professional looking cuts with this tool in the hardest of woods.
Posted by Chico Winterton on Apr 28th 2018
I was intrigued when I first viewed this, Dave doesn't make any bad tools but I wondered how everyone else had designed their parting tools so differently. It turned out they are all wrong and once again Dave is right in every way.
Apart from being made of the M42 steel which holds a fantastic edge, this tool cuts cleanly with no burn or tightening up. Every cut is so crisp and easy to carry out. I am almost tempted to just part things off for pure enjoyment now. I had 4 parting tools, now I will only be using one.
Did I forget to say how comfortable and adaptable this is with Dave's handles? Yes, well it is, comfortable balanced and a joy to use.
Posted by Luke on Dec 21st 2017
I've owned other parting tools by respectable makers and D-Way greatly exceeds them
Posted by Mike F. on Nov 26th 2017
This is an excellent addition to your tool arsenal. The precision of the machining is great. Getting a 1/8" cut and still providing thinner easing on the back is amazing. Super clean cuts. Of course, the quality of the steel in all Dave's tools contributes to the strength and sharpness.
The thin cut on this tool is a big advantage on small turnings and on boxes where I want to keep the grain pattern across the body and lid. I'm not sure I'll have reason to go back to my older Parting Tools.
Posted by Mike Porter on Apr 19th 2017
After watching Dave demo this tool at the recent Oregon Symposium, I bought this even though I had another I had made myself. After making a number of repetitive spindle pieces I find that this parts off without tear out as long as you are careful at the very last bit. This is a first for me. Keep this tool sharp which is easy to to and it will cut cleanly for you on end grain.
Posted by Lorace Sykes on Mar 15th 2017
I have used several parting tools, mostly diamond profile and home made from lumber mill bandsaw blades. This 1/8" taper grind tool with the nose profile it has is the first tool I have used that will part off cleanly.
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