• Quality Wood lathe turning skew chisel tool made in America
  • Wood lathe turning skew chisel tool by Carter and Son Toolworks.
  • 1/2" Skew
  • Wood Lathe Turning Tools: Skew Chisels
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1/2" Skew

$ 69.99

  • Overview
  • How This Tool Is Built
  • 2-Day Shipping. Free Returns.


Skews are popular for providing a glassy-smooth finish and versatility. 

What makes a 5-star 1/2” skew chisel?

  • Sports a round tang for strength, stability & longevity
  • Rounded top and bottom edge for increased maneuverability
  • Superior M42 high speed steel ensures less grinding & cleaner cuts at the lathe
  • Put comfort and control first with an aluminum handle
  • Sharpened & inspected
  • Completely interchangeable handle system
  • 100% American manufacturing backed by a lifetime guarantee & hassle-free returns

The Specs

  • Blade measures 1/2” outside diameter x 9-1/2” overall, 1/4” thick
  • 1/2” tang diameter
  • 12” x 3/4” handle & 1/2” adapter


    How This Tool Is Built

    We started with a sharper edge, but we didn't stop there. Vanquish vibration, say adios to constant resharpening, and let wispy shavings fly. Delivering superior performance at your lathe is what drives our manufacturing. Keep reading to step into our factory and discover the rigorous process that makes our tools unequalled.

    It's been 40 years in the making. That's right, M42 high speed steel has frequented our factory for 4 decades and was a clear choice for the tools. You'll grind less - a cobalt additive bumps M42’s red hardness off the charts for impressive wear resistance. And cuts will be cleaner - the steel produces a finer, sharper edge. M42 is a win-win: less grinding and smooth cuts. 

    Our M42 starts as solid stock and is precision machined (not formed) with a unique round tang. 

    Rigorous and extensive. That sums up our manufacturing process. But just glance at that good looking tool to the left. Every inch proclaims "superior performance at your lathe!"

    This is perfectly demonstrated by each tool's vibration-demolishing round tang, with a diameter so precise you'll here a 'pop' when you pull it out of the handle. And the flutes, meticulously polished for speedy chip flow and a sharper edge. And of course, everything is sharp and hand-inspected before arriving at your shop. 

    We haven't even started sharing about our patented aluminum handles! (Can you tell we love talking tools?) They're designed for balance, maneuverability, and interchangeability. 

    Our manufacturing is comprehensive. At the lathe, you'll feel the workmanship.


    2-Day Shipping. Free Returns.

    Priority Shipping means your tool will arrive at your lathe shortly! 

    United States  Over $175 FREE Priority 2-Day Shipping
    United States Under $175 $4.95 Priority 2-Day Shipping 
    Canada (under 20lbs) $24.99 Priority Shipping
    Canada (over 20lbs) $44.99 Standard Shipping
    International (under 20 lbs) $64.95 Priority Shipping
    International (over 20lbs) $84.95 Standard Shipping

     Returns are hassle free. Give us a call or send us an email and we'll provide you with a return mailing label and complete refund.  

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews
    Carter and Son 1/2" Skew

    This tool is amazing how sharp it is right out of the box. I have turned 6 Acrylic and 6 hard wood pen blanks after turning blanks to round. I am now a believer in their motto of less time at the grinder and more time at the lathe, very happy with Carter and Son Tools.

    Great tools

    These are great tools. Sharper than any other tool I have.

    Buy Quality! Buy Once! Buy American!

    I am happy to report that the 1/2 inch skew with radius is absolutely marvelous. I could not be happier with the tool. Five (5) Star Rating all the way, all day long. The tool steel is fabulous as it is easy to sharpen, takes a very keen edge, and the best part is that it retains that edge for a very long time. The fit into the handle is a joy, as I get a chuckle every time I remove and/or insert the tool. It really must be experienced first hand to get the full understanding. I was unsure how I would like the handle due to the material type, and once in hand and feeling the weight I was even more skeptical as too my satisfaction. Here again I am impressed, the balance of the total tool is so good that the weight of the tool is not noticed, but rather gives me a feeling of confidence.
    Fit and Finish is second to none, and far superior than that, Carter and Sons have not settled for just being better than the rest, they have sought to produce a product that is as superior as technology will allow, and they have succeeded, with no detail left unattended. True Craftmanship! And it shows.
    I have the intentions of making all my future turning tool purchases with Carter and Sons. I purchased a lot of new turning tools the past 12 months, I wish I had known about Carter and Sons when I started. If I had, the only tools that would have been purchased without the Carter and Sons name on them would have been tools they do not make, period! They are that good!

    Fine, American - made tools.

    There is really not much to a lathe tool, a chunk of tool steel with a handle. Carter and Sons use M-series steel which has a good amount of cobalt in it. That make the steel not only hard but tougher than regular O1.
    The tool comes sharpened so only requires honing during use and holds an edge well.
    It's heavy but well balanced and very easy to use. A very nice tool that you will have forever.

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