The AXE™ Keith Lackner™ Signature tool Combo

The AXE™ Keith Lackner™ Signature tool Combo

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The Keith Lackner AXE combo tool ($15 savings when bought in this combo over separately) is designed from the ground up for turning resin, resin fusion (resin and wood) and other dense hardwoods. The angled tip provides relief when cutting denser materials but still aggressive enough to remove material. The tool comes with both a small cutter which is ideal for material removal, and a larger cutter which is ideal for finishing cuts to remove tool marks, before sanding. Due to the AXE series bevel this tool can also be rotated for shear cutting as needed. The Pro Series combo comes with both the Keith Lackner signature series bar, two bits (one small, one large) and the AXE Pro Series 5/8" bar handle.  

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 (These are the full size, but we have plans for other sizes to follow) 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.

Other notable features that this tool has are as follows. It’s made in the USA right here in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The bars are full stainless steel for corrosion resistance and unlike some tools it is over built with the main bar inserted into the handle a full 5” for added strength and long term durability. The handle is solid hard maple, sourced and machined also in the USA.



All shipping costs are weight,size and location zone based and include all handeling charges. Orders are normally shipped within 1-3 business days from time of order. All orders recieved after 3PM will not be processed until the following business day. We do not ship on Saturday or Sunday so orders placed after 3PM Friday will not be processed until typically Monday of the following week.

We will notify you by phone or email should your order be delayed and will not process the charge until the order is shipped. 


For Next Day or International, Canada and Puerto Rico orders, please contact Carter Products at 888.622.7837 or 616.647.3380 Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm EST.

Please note all international orders may be subject to tariffs, duties and or customs which are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Carter Products has no control or method of estimating these fees which are not included in the sale price of the item or in the shipping costs.