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  •  Easiest hollowing tool to sharpen. Use a diamond file.
  • Hollow forms up to 13″ deep and even deeper in conjunction with the Woodcut Irons Tool Rest.
  • Additional Accessories:
    • Irons Tool Rest – The Irons Tool Gate reduces the usually unsupported length of your hollowing tool.
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The Woodcut Tools Pro-Forme Hollowing tool is one of the finest free-hand, end grain/hollow form turning tools since 1995. The cutter is designed explicitly for hollowing with many unique features. Designed for larger scale projects, there are three different heads within the range, Straight, Slightly Bent, and Bent, and all the kits include a Pro-Master handle. Widely recognized as the best hollowing tool available.

“Produce shavings, not dust!”

 

STARTER KIT

The Starter Kit includes the Pro-Forme Straight Shaft, cutter head, and Pro-Master Handle. 

INTERMEDIATE KIT

The Intermediate Kit is our most popular Pro-Forme Hollowing kit. It includes the Pro-Forme Straight and Bent Shafts with cutter heads and a Pro-Master Handle. The Bent shaft is for cutting under the shoulder of the hollow form.

ADVANCED KIT

The Advanced Kit includes the Pro-Forme Straight, Slightly Bent, and Bent Shafts with cutter heads and a Pro-Master Handle. This kit is the ultimate combination for the serious hollow form turner—the slightly bent head for wood removal from the shoulder and down the sides. 

  • EASY TO USE, NO NEED TO ADJUST CUTTERS – Unlike other tools, you don’t need to adjust the cutter. The cutter is hardened M2 high-speed steel that is open on one side to prevent clogging, a common problem with other end grain/hollowing tools. It also cuts at much slower speeds, e.g., 500 rpm, minimizing secondary shavings. The adjustable safety gauge determines the depth of cut and prevents dig-ins.
  • SIMPLE TO SHARPEN – Easiest hollowing tool to sharpen. Simply use a diamond file like the Woodcut Tools Credit Card Diamond Hone. The cutter is also replaceable to ensure a long working life from these tools.
  • CROSS AND END GRAIN – Designed for cross and end grain scenarios and dry and green wood. However, Woodcut Tools recommends regularly sharpening the cutter for an optimal hollowing experience, and green wood is used.
  • SOLID SHAFT, DEEP HOLLOWING – All Pro-Forme tools feature a heavy-duty 5/8″ diameter shaft reaching up to 10″ over the tool rest. Hollow forms up to 13″ deep and even further in conjunction with the Woodcut Irons Tool Rest.
  • PRO-MASTER HANDLE – The 20″ (508mm) spigot handle has a comfortable cushioned grip for long periods at the lathe.  
  • Two handles can be fitted together for extra length if required.
  • USER GUIDES & VIDEOS SUPPLIED – Your Pro-Forme Hollowing Tool includes an extensive user guide booklet. User guides and demonstration videos are available on our YouTube channel.

THE PRO-FORME CUTTER HEAD

The Woodcut Tools Pro-Forme cutter head, also known as the Powerhead, has been designed explicitly for hollowing. It features a unique parabolic shape. This parabolic shape has a narrow nose uniquely designed to cut end grain cleanly. The large outside curve is designed to cut the face grain on the vessel’s side, creating wide shavings. The cutter is specifically designed to release the shavings efficiently, unlike many other hollowing tools on the market with round edges, which create an inefficient ‘U” shape exit. The precisely designed bevel is uniquely designed to smoothly and effortlessly produce elegant curly shavings. The cutter is made of M2 HSS and delivers hollow ground. The brass gauge features a crisp edge and can be easily adjusted to control how much wood is cut and to prevent dig-ins. ​Woodcut Tools recommends the cutter is regularly sharpened. Please refer to page 6 of the User Manual for guidelines on sharpening the edge.

​Additional Accessories:

  • Additional Pro-Master handles – Two handles can be fitted together for extra length if required.
  • The Pro-Forme Scraper Head – is designed for regular or shear scraping to reduce the need for sanding. The Scraper Head is easily screwed onto the Pro-Forme shaft. Two scraper cutters are included with the scraper head.
  • Little Wonder Cup Tool head – The Little Wonder Head is easily screwed onto the Pro-Forme shaft. It gives an excellent finish and is most effective with curly or burred grain.
  • Irons Tool Rest – The Irons Tool Gate reduces the usually unsupported length of your hollowing tool.

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