• 40 mm wide and 4 mm thick
  • Heat-treated M2 high speed steel
  • 11 1/2″ long steel shank, 5/8” round.
Purchase this item and get 40-70 Points
Purchase this item and get 40-70 Points



The Woodcut Tools Irons Shear Scraper is designed to deliver an excellent finish for external shapes of bowls and hollow forms. Think of it like a cabinetmaker’s scraper for turners. The Woodcut Tools Irons Shear Scraper is used to refine shapes and remove any high spots, and torn grain, as often happens with the side grain of bowls. Use it to create smooth curves and flowing lines and open the wood fibers, which is ideal preparation for dye and stains and better than a beveled finish. Unlike flat-topped carbide cutters, which can cause tear out, the Woodcut Tools irons shear Scraper cutter cleanly slices the soft fibers off the vessel. The benefit of the shear cutter is a uniform surface straight from the tool that makes sanding easier. The shear scraper can be used in any cutting direction, left or right, regardless of grain direction.

The Woodcut Tools Irons Shear Scraper results from a collaboration between Woodcut Tools and professional woodturner Phil Irons. The triangular cutter offers three sharp edges; rotate to a new edge as one side becomes dull. The cutter is quite substantial at 40 mm wide and 4 mm thick, produced from heat-treated M2 high-speed steel. The gently curved profile of the cutter’s edges greatly minimizes vibration as it cuts. It is mounted on an 11 1/2″ long steel shank, 5/8″ round. Most turners will hold the Irons Shear Scraper by the shank.

Sharpening is easy, using a diamond file or diamond hone. Alternatively, mount the cutter on the Woodcut Tools Stem Sharpener and use a CBN wheel on a bench grinder (please note that a white wheel grinder is unsuitable).


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