Sorby's High Speed Steel Round End Swivel Tip enhanced with a Titanium Nitride (TiN) coating to dramatically increase it's edge holding ability. It is a replacement tip for Sorby Hollowing Tools. Used to hollow gentle curves on bowls and other vessels. Cutter is easily sharpened with a diamond file and can be replaced as needed.
Works with the following Sorby turning tools:
#50371 Hollowmaster - Handled
#84428 Multi-Tip Hollowing Tool - Handled
#88931 Articulated Swivel Tip Probe - Handled
#89047 Sovereign Hollowmaster - Blade
#89049 Sovereign XL Hollowmaster - Blade
#89041 Sovereign Multi-Tip Hollowing Tool - Blade
#89043 Sovereign XL Multi-Tip Hollowing Tool - Blade
#89103 RS210 Reversible Hooker - Blade
#89107 RS2000 Articulated Head Probe - Blade
May work with other Sorby tools not listed here. Be sure to check the instructions for the specific tips your particular tool will accept. England.
Sorby Excelsior Turning Tools
Robert Sorby's Excelsior tool range has been designed with the connoisseur woodturner and those who regularly turn hard woods in mind. A plasma bonded Titanium Nitride (TiN) finish layered over traditional triple tempered High Speed Steel (HSS) provides the perfect combination for tool longevity and edge retention.
In tests the TiN coating outperforms the hardest wearing steel tools and will even better tungsten carbide. Excelsior tools' cutting edge weigh in at an impressive Rockwell hardness equivalent of 80. They will outlast standard tools by four times - more than a match for popular cryogenically treated and powdered metal turning tools.
The combination of the bonded plasma TiN finish and HSS not only eliminates the possibility of chipping and brittleness often associated with harder metals, it also allows for easy sharpening.
The TiN coating also has the added advantage of reducing friction where metal meets wood. This is particularly effective when working with extremely hard and abrasive woods or when cutting through knotted burrs.
The result - spend more time turning and less time sharpening! England