The AXE™ Hybrid™ Size Round Carbide Tipped Tool

The AXE™ Hybrid™ Size Round Carbide Tipped Tool

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This tool features a round carbide bit and is a new size we like to call the Hybrid™. After talking with our testers and other turners we received the feedback that many thought that most mini size tools where just too small for anything but pens and small projects. Likewise those same turners commented that many midi size tools are just too close to their full size counterparts to justify those in addition to the more functional full size tools. Thus taking this feedback into account we created the Hybrid™ line which has many of the tool bar size advantages to a smaller mini size tool, while retaining a fuller sized midi handle to give added functionality while not sacrificing any control from a too small handle. All shafts still feature the same great functions of the full size AXE™ but in a smaller package. The bits on all but the Diamond are a smaller size to go along with the smaller shafts.

The AXE™ (patent pending) by Carter Products® was started years in testing and development to create a better quality, more functional carbide turning tool then what was already on the market. The early design and feedback from testers indicated that wood was the preferred handle material, and although we had initially envisioned a modular metal design with interchangeable tool bars, most of our testers indicated they didn’t want to stop working to change bars in and out, they just wanted to grab a tool and go! Thus, each standard tool is a stand-alone tool complete and ready to cut right out of the box. With further refinement we developed the Pro Series handle which is modular and can be used with not only Carter Pro bars, but also most 5/8" tool bars, from carbides to standard gouges and scrapers. 

The first departure from traditional woodturning tools is the handle with its flat sides and angled rear. The tapper and flats on the rear not only allow for a more comfortable grip, but in the round, square and Pro tools they allow for positive angle registration when sheer cutting with the tool slightly angled. To facilitate the transition of angled cutting, both the round, square and Keith Lackner Pro bar tipped tools have flat bases with slightly radius edges to allow smooth flowing movement from flat to angled. The diamond tool, which isn’t intended to be used at an angle, is completely flat on the base. So, when you combine the enhanced control and comfort handle with the radius edge bars we’ve set a new standard in carbide tools.

The next feature, which was highly requested, was the quick identification feature we incorporated into the ferrule of the handle. All tools in the AXE line will repeat the same color code throughout the line. Thus, any size tool with a gold ferrule will be a detail tool. Any tool with a red ferrule will be a round tool, any tool with a blue ferrule will be a square tool and any tool with a Stainless ferrule is the Pro Series. This way, at a moment’s glance to the tool rest, the correct tool can be found every time. As we add other shapes or cutters, new colors will follow but remain consistent within the entire AXE line.

By far the biggest selling point on top of all the revolutionary features already listed is that our introductory MSRP price for the full-size tools. For a MADE IN THE USA, full sized tool this price is significantly less than almost any other carbide tools on the market even without the above-mentioned features. To top that off the Square tool comes with both a true square bit as well as an installed rounded square bit to give this tool an additional $15 value features and both the round and diamond tools ship with an additional 2nd cutter which is a $15 value added.


Item Number AXE-CARBH-RD
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