The Hercules Carbide tools are the best choice for beginners. The Hercules Woodturning series are robust and hard working tools yet have a soft touch for both delicate and heavy duty work. This tool is used flat like a scraper. The square shank helps you maintain tool position. The carbide cutter has the bevel angle built in. There is a 45 degree shaft bevel angle to allow rolling the tool on edge for bevel supported cuts.
# 1 Hunter Carbide Hercules – This carbide woodturning tool is a great tool for the outside diameter of small bowls, platters and vases. The # 1 Hercules is also a good choice for open form hollowing such as a bowl. Pen turners enjoy using this tool especially on all of the new plastic impregnated turnings that are now available.
# 3 Hunter Carbide Hercules – This carbide wood turning tool is also a great tool choice for the outside diameter of larger bowls, platters and vases. The # 3 Hercules is a good choice for open form hollowing such as a bowl. This tool has the same geometry as the # 1 Hercules except that it uses a larger # 3 cutter.