• Basic wood lathe turning tool set by Carter and Son Toolworks.
  • Basic wood lathe turning tool set by Carter and Son Toolworks.
  • Basic wood lathe turning tool set by Carter and Son Toolworks.
  • Basic wood lathe turning tool set by Carter and Son Toolworks.
  • Basic wood lathe turning tool set by Carter and Son Toolworks.
  • Wood lathe turning tool bowl turning set by Carter and Son Toolworks.
  • Wood lathe turning tool bowl turning set by Carter and Son Toolworks.
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Essential Tool Set

$ 384.97 $ 409.99

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


You’ll find yourself reaching for these essential tools time and time again. With a razor edge and unmatched balance, there’s never been a better time to make sure your most used tools are the best tools in your shop. 

  • Suited for a wide range of projects, from bowl to spindle turning
  • Polished flutes for enhanced edge and smooth chip-flow
  • Unique round tang for strength and longevity 
  • Double bevel reduces catches and unwanted marks on the cutting surface
  • Superior M42 high speed steel for less grinding & cleaner cuts
  • Sharp and ready for your lathe! 
  • Put comfort and control first with an aluminum handle
  • Interchangeable handle system
  • 100% American manufacturing backed by a lifetime guarantee & hassle-free returns

4 tools, 2 handles, 2 adapters:

  • 5/8” bowl gouge
  • 1/2” spindle gouge 
  • 1/2” skew chisel
  • 1/8” parting tool
  • 16” x 3/4” handle
  • 12” x 3/4” handle
  • 5/8” adapter
  • 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 drives our manufacturing. 

We’ve worked with M42 high speed steel for decades, and it’s uniquely suited for woodturning. You’ll grind less - a cobalt additive bumps M42’s red hardness off the charts for impressive wear resistance. And the steel produces a finer, sharper edge for clean cuts. M42 is a win-win: less grinding and smoother cuts. 

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

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. Gouge flutes are meticulously polished for the sharpest edge. 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 and the tools right 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 7 reviews


Great tools

The time I spend sharpening chisels is diminished a great deal. The M42 steel is an advantage over the M2 steel I am using in edge retention. The feel of the tool is more enjoyable. I don' t know if it is the aluminum tool handle or the steel hardness or maybe both. The only way I can put it in words is that the tool feels more like an extension of my hand.


Excellent quality tool. First i ordered the essential set. Just ordered 2 scrapers which should arrive today or tomorrow. I have plans to order a few more tools, probably a small bowl gouge. I am very pleased with the quality of the tools and the advise given by Carter and Son. Like another reviewer wrote, "these are the best tools i have ever used". I am beyond pleased. Thank you.


Essential Tool Set

The best tools for woodturning

Carters and Son Toolworks produce the best woodturning tools if you are going to work professionally and to earn money by woodturning. I received tools greater than i expected.
Alvis Vitrups

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