Since my first experience with Easy Wood tools in 2011, I’ve been a fan. Thanks to the tools’ long-lasting carbide inserts, I can focus on the shapes I want to produce instead of heading to the grinder or tweaking the lathe’s tool rest.
The three basic tools in the Easy Wood catalog – the rougher, finisher and detailer – do about 95 percent of the shapes a furniture maker could want when working between centers.
But the one tool that was missing from the line-up was a parting tool. Easy Wood has remedied this with a new 1⁄8″ parting tool that makes fine details as small as 1⁄8″ wide that were impossible with the basic set.
As with the other Easy Wood tools, the Easy Parter has a replaceable carbide tooth. But unlike the company’s other tools, it isn’t changed with a screwdriver. Instead, you use a key (included) that slightly pries open the tool’s jaws, allowing the tooth to drop out. Then you put in a new tooth and release the key. It takes 20 seconds.
Blog: Read more about Easy Wood tools and the company’s origins.
From the April 2015 issue, #217