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Delicately balanced tools that are the planes of the spindle turners kit. Designed at Robert Sorby, the profile allows the tool to glide effortlessly along the tool rest without fear of the edges dragging on the rest. They will smooth cylinders, clean the end grain of spindles, cut shallow curves, beads, pummels and v-cuts, eg stair ballustrading and chair legs. These tools are indispensible if a fine finish is required from the tool.
Rectangular in section, giving this type of skew more weight. This makes them superb for large spindle work e.g. newel posts and kitchen table legs.