• 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

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


Skew chisels excel at creating a glassy-smooth finish and a variety of other work, including v-cuts and beads. Our skews are ground with a radiused cutting edge, and arrive at your shop ready to use. 

What makes a 5-star 1/2” skew chisel?
  • Rounded top and bottom edge for increased maneuverability on the tool rest
  • Superior M42 high speed steel with a 10% cobalt content, for unparalleled edge holding
  • M42 HSS' unique durability and razor edge mean less grinding and cleaner cuts
  • Put comfort and control first with an interchangeable aluminum handle
  • Handcrafted in the USA, and backed by a lifetime guarantee and hassle-free returns
  • Shipped sharp and ready to use!

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 start with the sharpest edge, and we don't stop there. Vanquish vibration, say adios to constant resharpening, and let wispy shavings fly. Delivering superior performance at your lathe drives our manufacturing. 

    We’ve worked with M42 high speed steel for 4 decades, and it’s uniquely suited to woodturning. You’ll grind less - a cobalt additive provides unparalleled edge holding. And the steel produces a finer, sharper edge for clean cuts. M42 is a win-win: less grinding and smoother cuts. 

    Our carefully sourced M42 starts as solid stock and is precision machined (not formed) with a unique round tang for unmatched strength. Every gouge sports a distinctive flute polish. This boosts the razor edge and provides efficient chip flow. Learn more about M42 HSS here.

    Rigorous and detailed sums up our manufacturing. Each tool’s vibration-demolishing round tang has a diameter so precise you’ll hear a ‘pop’ when you pull it out of the handle. And every tool leaves our factory razor sharp and backed by a 100% lifetime guarantee. Built to last!

    Rest assured our aluminum handles feel as great as they look. Perfectly weighted for balance and maneuverability, and designed to fit your hand. You’ll forget the handle is even there, in the best way possible. Two set screws secure your tool into the handle and allow removal for sharpening.

    From flute polish to handle knurling, we’re not cutting corners. Whether you’re just starting out, or have been turning for decades, it’s an honor to serve you with quality tools. Learn more about our story here

    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 6 reviews
    South Louisiana

    A great tool that really works & will last a lifetime!


    Great piece of steel. Holds an edge and cuts nicely.

    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!

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