Our Large Woodturners Skew - 3/8" x 1-5/16" x 9" with a 5/8" Tang is made from the same M42 cobalt HSS.
We offer three additional sizes: the medium skew, 5/16” x 1” x 9" with a tang that fits a 5/8” handle receiver; small skew at 9/32” x 3/4” x 9"with a tang that fits a 1/2” receiver; and the detail skew at 1/4” by 1/2 x 8” with a tang that fits a 1/2” receiver. All are radiused on the heel-edge of the shank to slide easily across the tool rest. The long point edge is machined flat. The short point edge has a machine radius to facilitate rolling beads. All sharp edges on the length of the shank have been softened. The skews bevels have been pre-sharpened and polished to a mirror finish, ready to make shavings.
Great tool for roughing out spindle work and beautiful clean cuts.
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Posted by Tim Dunbar on Aug 20th 2020
I am not very experienced with skews, but I really like this tool. It is a heavy tool and it is very efficient at removing wood...I am using it more and more.
D-Way Tools is great to work with and the shipping is very fast.
Posted by Jeff Peters on Jul 17th 2020
This is my 2nd D-Way Tool. The customer service means as much to me as the product, that's why I asked for the large skew for my birthday, it won't be my last D-way tool.
Posted by Robert A on Jun 25th 2020
The old timers in my turning club have a skewed opinion, as in Skew Skew Skew. So I decided to get a good one to get rid of my DeWalt one.
I compared this skew and price with the one from Carter. They are both M42 HSS but the D-Way is wider and is nicely thick. And it costs less especially if you turn your own handle for it.
My time turning and finishing the outside of bowls, truing faces and rolling large beads is significantly reduced. On light wood the shavings float in the air.
When I am having a tear out problem, I hone the edge of the tool and gently scrape the surface. It almost always removes the cloudy area, except on the really hard woods. Knots and hard bumps are easily removed using the flat end point of this hefty but agile tool.
As the other reviewers say, this is now my go-to. There will be more D-Way tools in my future.
Posted by John R on May 24th 2020
This is my new go-to tool. I'm a big fan of the skew, and this is now the first tool I reach for. I like the weight of it that makes it easy to control. Shipped quickly, well packaged and razor sharp.
Posted by JAMES H. LUNSFORD on Jan 26th 2020
I am very pleased with this skew. It is one of the larger skews I've found on the market. I was very impressed with the fact that it came ready to use. It was very ground very well and was honed sharp as a razor. This tool holds an edge a very long time. It is an excellent choice for large spindles. I made my own handle from walnut.
Posted by Terry F. on Dec 17th 2019
I've had my Stubby lathe for 25 years, but between work, life and surgeries, I'm really an inexperienced turner who has hardly turned the lathe on in 10 years. Now that I'm semi-retired, it's time to get back into it. After watching an Alan Lacer video on the skew, I figured it was time to buy a good skew and learn how to use it. This is my first D-Way product, and it did not disappoint - not at all. Quality is superb! Shipping was fast, and my first experience with it was awesome!
Posted by John H. on Nov 11th 2019
I've been a hobby turner for about 10 years and have a background in nuclear power engineering and management with a degree in mechanical engineering. Over the years I have experimented with various tool manufacturers and their steels, including M2, M4, A10, and now M42. Frankly, I'm not sure I can tell a difference in the edge holding ability of the better steels, M2 excluded. What I do notice, however, is the quality of the tool manufacturing and here D-Way is in a league of their own. This large skew, for instance, is something of a work of art, functional and beautiful at the same time. It has a "heft" you will notice and the contoured edge on the heel side is perfectly done so that the tool rolls beautifully. Even the edges on the toe side are radiused ... I hate sharp edges on tools or on my work. The tool is polished so that it looks and feels great. I made a 16" handle from dogwood with a copper ferrule for it and it is, again, beautiful to look at and a joy to use. On top of that, the price is competitive with tools that aren't half the quality. I'm impressed and I'm not often so. I wish I had started with D-Way tools but now I know. Buy D-Way, get the best. .
Posted by Dennis Detlefson on Jun 11th 2018
I've had Dave's smaller skew for a while and love it so I ordered the large skew, it is a beast but works every bit as well as the smaller one. Comes razor sharp and stays that way for a long time. I am amazed how clean a cut this skew and it's little brother make, I think the curve on the skew angle makes it so much easier to handle
Posted by Michael Ogden on May 15th 2018
Razor sharp when received. As Dave said in one of his videos, "I sharpen them before I send them so they will at least be sharp once." :-) A very impressive bit of kit.
Posted by Dave Sessions on Jul 1st 2017
Dave, your large skew is awesome. It does what you said in your video. Planing and v-cuts are done easily. I haven't graduated to making beads with it yet. I like the detail gouge for that. Thanks for your tools. You make a top drawer product.
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