At Carter and Son Toolworks, we don't just set high standards of workmanship. We stand behind them with a lifetime guarantee and hassle-free returns.
Workmanship begins with meticulous designs. For example, a flat machined on the tang of your tool where two set screws rest prevents wear. A longer flute adds value. And a uniquely long 3" round tang on every tool (even flat tools!) increases strength and reduces chatter.
Workmanship often means going the extra mile for quality. That's why you'll notice every tool is hand-polished, sharpened and individually inspected. Both tools and handles are beautifully engraved.
We are proud to be an American manufacturing firm and use only certified American materials. Every product you receive from Carter and Son Toolworks has been manufactured in our Seattle, Washington factory. Rather than forming our tools, they are all machined. This ensure the highest degree of strength, for a long-lasting, safe tool. Furthermore, machining allows tight tolerances for chatter reduction.
Dedication to workmanship reaches to every aspect of Carter and Son Toolworks. Our customers are most important, which is why returns are hassle-free and we offer a lifetime guarantee on every purchase. Our sharpening center is happy to answer questions. And we welcome calls and emails. Please visit our contact page here.
Our tools are sharp. And when we say sharp, we mean razor. Your Carter and Son tool is machined from M42 high speed steel, an extremely wear resistant grade of high speed steel due to a 10% cobalt content. Cobalt allows us to heat-treat each tools up to 68 HRC, ensuring a long-lasting edge. M42's tight molecular structure means it is ground to a finer edge. At the lathe you'll enjoy a sharper edge and fewer trips to the grinder.
Every wood turner knows their handle connects them to their work. We've designed our handles for power, comfort and control. Each handle is turned from aircraft grade aluminum, offering you chatter reduction and maneuverability. Bored out for a perfectly even feel, you can fill the handles with lead for additional weight.
The shape of our handles fit your hand comfortably and knurling offers grip. Because of an even weight, they are comfortable for every hand size. Each of our premium handles is equipped with two set screws to secure your tool. We make sure to keep our tolerances tight, your tool will fit within .002th of an inch into your handle. This not only reduces chatter but also keeps you safe.
Step 1: Order a bit and handle set or simply your desired length of 3/4” diameter handle.
Step 2: Add to your collection by purchasing tool bits and corresponding adapters.
Step 3: Start making wood chips with easily interchangeable tools!
Premium is now interchangeable. Machined from solid aluminum, our interchangeable sleeves are lightweight and long-lasting. With a groove on the top, the sleeves are easy to slip in and out of your handle for a quick tool change. Manufactured completely in our Seattle factory, each sleeve is hand-polished and represents Carter and Son Toolworks quality and innovation.
Three sizes of adapters, 5/8”, 1/2” and 3/8” fit either length of our 3/4” diameter handle. Start with our signature 16” x 3/4” or 12” x 3/4” handle then add woodturning tools and corresponding adapters. One handle - every tool.