Penn State Industries/ Benjamin’s Best HSS Wood Lathe Chisel Set LCHSS8

The PSI (Penn State Industries)/ Benjamin’s Best HSS Wood Lathe Chisel Set (LCHSS8 includes 8 woodturning chisels:

  • 3/16 Inch parting tool
  • 5/8-Inch spear scraper
  • 1-Inch skew chisel
  • 5/8-Inch skew chisel
  • 5/8-Inch round nose scraper
  • 1/2-Inch bowl gouge
  • 3/4-Inch spindle gouge
  • 7/8-Inch roughing gouge

The hardwood handles are approximately 10 3/4 inches long.

The chisels are made with high speed steel and are approximately 5 1/4 inches long.

The set comes in a wood display case.

This woodturning chisel set includes a variety of tools for different woodturning projects including spindles, bowl making, pen making, and more.

*The tools may need to be sharpened/touched up when received.  Make sure you have a good method of sharpening your chisels.  Woodturning will dull even the best tools, and sharp tools are necessary for safe and quality woodturning.

Safety Gear

While using a lathe can be safer than working with some other power tools and equipment, tools used in woodturning do have dangers that should be accounted for.

Preparing the wood usually requires a chainsaw, bandsaw, or some other cutting tool.  One false move can cause the damage or loss of a body part or worse.  I permanently damaged my finger while cutting a bowl blank on a bandsaw.  I pushed too hard and the blank flew into the blade, along with my hand.  I was wearing safety glasses and gloves, by the way, but that doesn’t help improper technique.  Learn how to safely and properly use the tools you are working with.  Don’t take chances.

Grinders and other tool sharpening equipment can emit sparks and shards of metal.  Eye protection is a necessity.  Some will recommend against gloves, as they could potential be caught in a grinder.

A lathe can be relatively safe, but there are still dangers such as flying wood chips, flying wood stock, fingers or clothes caught between the spinning wood and tool rest, and the terrifying prospect of having long hair caught in the spinning wood.

Safety glasses are a minimum necessity, while a face shield is more preferable for most woodturning projects.

A work apron can help protect your clothes from flying wood chips.

Dust inhalation is another danger that can be avoided with a good dust mask, respirator, or an dust collector or ventilation system.