The Sorby SOV-RSULTM Medium Sovereign Ultima Hollowing Blade is part of Sorby's Sovereign System, but also a stand-alone tool in its own right when installed in Sovereign handle. The Medium Ultima Blade enables wood turners to produce hollow forms up to 11” in both wet and dry woods. It has a cutter system that slices through the wood rather than scraping and the clever design allows the shavings to clear without clogging. It is equally effective on bowl grain work as well as end-grain projects.
The cutter is able to make light or heavy cuts and the unique micro adjust feature enables the turner to set the cutter depth with ease. The cutter is manufactured from high grade HSS and as only one third is exposed at any time it can be rotated twice through 120 degrees before it needs to be re-sharpened The cutter is easy to sharpen with a diamond hone and can be easily removed if required. A cutter sharpening jig is available as an optional extra. Manufactured from phosphor bronze the jig rotates freely within its sleeve and enables the turner to sharpen either with a diamond hone, bench grinder or ProEdge. The jig will also accommodate other full round cutters.
The articulating head and link system enables the turner to produce a variety of hollow form shapes from the traditional vase to the squashed form Additional links can be added to achieve extreme undercutting. If the links are removed then the Ultima can be used as a probe for straight sided hollowing.
The shaft of the tool has a diameter of 5/8" and is approximately 13-1/4" long below the articulating head. England
Medium Blade Includes: Articulating Head w/Cutter; set screw hex keys; and an instruction sheet.