Our Medium Woodturning Skew - 5/16" x 1" x 9" with a 5/8" Tang is made from the same M42 cobalt HSS.
We offer three additional sizes: the large skew, at 3/8” x 1-5/16” x 9" with a tang that fits a 5/8” handle receiver; small at 9/32” x 3/4 x 9" with a tang that fits a 1/2” receiver; and the detail skew at 1/4" x 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 Phil Burns on Aug 22nd 2018
Dway tools are simply the best. This skew is made from very robust steel and cuts wood like a hot knife trlhrough butter. And the design of the tool is fantastic. Frankly Dway tools are so good I no longer buy anything else. I’m presently on the process of replacing all my current turning tools with Dway
Posted by Fr Pimen on Jul 24th 2018
The design and strength of size is great. By the way the new handles are much better than the old design.
Posted by Unknown on Jun 12th 2018
Tool exceeded the high expectations set by the website and demonstration videos. Shipped fast, delivered quick, quality packaging and protection of the product. High quality skew chisel and the D-Way videos helped prepare me for the tool usage and sharpening. Handle system is excellent and has both great ergonomics and weighting. Blows every tool I bought before it away.
Posted by Dave on Jun 10th 2018
The profile is forgiving, no catches. Sharp, clean cuts, well balanced. Problems now are definitely not the tool.
Posted by Chico Winterton on Apr 30th 2018
Medium skew- Perfect in every way. It makes me look better than I actually am! Whether peeling,planing ,V cutting or rolling beads it is a fantastic tool.Rock soiid build quality as I have come to expect from everything from Dave.
Posted by Ron Verbeek on Dec 6th 2017
Glad my D-Way skews finally arrived from Dutch customs office. Tried them straight away, fantastic tools, razor sharp, perfectly finished. Very well packed for overseas shipment to the Netherlands. Freight and customs rates can’t keep me from buyind D-Way tools. After 2 skews and a fantastic bowl gauge my next purchace will be the CBN grinding wheels. I do it D-Way, what about you??
Posted by Dennis Detlefson on Oct 23rd 2017
Came sharp and stays sharp, made with excellent steel. The radius on the edge makes turning beads much easier
Posted by Pat Morris on Jun 14th 2017
Received skew along with a 12 in handle and a spare cutter for the D-Way hollowing tool. Skew was very sharp and attained scary sharp status with just a few strokes with a diamond hone. This tool, along with some other D-Way tools that I have, holds a very good edge during use. The balance and finish just spoils you to use any thing else.
Posted by Norm Benjamin on May 4th 2017
I really like the weight of the skew and the way it holds an edge. Well dressed tool nice edges well sharpened. I have used to almost continually for a week without having to sharpen it as yet. The best tool I have ever purchased.
Posted by J Court on Apr 22nd 2017
This is the first quality skew I've purchased, to add to my arsenal. If you are wondering whether to spend a few extra bucks, quit it. Be warned, though - if you buy D-Way tools, you'll no longer be able to blame your craftsmanship on the tool :). Simply a pleasure to use and the quality of the surface straight off the tool will leave you smiling.
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