We are proud to introduce the brand new range of turning tools made by Record Power in the UK at our in-house production facility.
Designed for use between lathe centres on parallel grain, the deep and wide flutes of these gouges remove material with speed. Ideal for roughing out spindle blanks but they can also be useful for some finer work.
These tools are manufactured to a standard that makes them perfect for use by demanding professionals but also at a cost which makes them ideal for the novice turner. Designed in consultation with and tested rigorously by professional woodturners, they represent a new standard in quality and value.
The blades are made of high speed steel to keep their cutting edge longer and the handles of close-grained, stable and heavy beech. The shape of the handles has been specially designed, based on the requirements of experienced woodturners, to provide a strong and comfortable grip, leaving you free to concentrate on turning.
In addition, we offer a free online educational video which shows how to use and sharpen the tools in a clear and easy to understand format - see here.
Record Power’s turning tool manufacturing roots stretch back to the 1980s, when they were made in Record’s Meadow Street factory in Sheffield. We are now proud to be manufacturing them again at our ever-expanding production facility close to our Sheffield roots.
These tools are made using modern CNC machining, laser-cutting and automated polishing, then ground and assembled by hand. A salt-bath heat treatment ensures the ideal level of hardness - giving the perfect balance between flexibility and retention of the cutting edge. This combination of techniques ensures that each tool is subject to accurate manufacturing tolerances and careful, rigorous inspection, to ensure their high quality finish and performance.
When you buy a Record Power turning tool you are investing in many years of manufacturing expertise and knowledge from a brand with a rich heritage of woodturning specialisation.