The BlackLine Tool Company MINI 5 piece set is a state of the art woodturning tool system which provides the user with a safer and more ergonomically designed tool and turning experience. The Mini Tool System is encompassed by a tool shaft size of 0.315 (8 mm) suitable for mini and midi turning applications. Ideal for pens and stoppers along with rings etcetera.
To gain optimum benefit from the BlackLine inserts it is important to set the tool rest to height such that the cutting tip is on the centre line of the lathe. As safety is of utmost importance to BlackLine; the safest form of cutting is to have the shaft lying flat on the tool rest. However, as you progress and want to make shear cuts, you simply rotate the tool on the rounded part of the shaft. This enables you to take fine cuts in many cases to remove areas where ripping has taken place.
Unlike conventional wood tool the BlackLine range is easy to use, requires no sharpening systems, does not need you to ride the bevel and above all one insert takes the place of several conventional tool. The BlackLine system has been designed by professional engineers, materials machining experts, tested by professional woodturners.
* Leather tool wrap sold separately