Robert Sorby

Robert Sorby

Robert Sorby is the world's premier manufacturer of specialist wood working tools with a heritage dating back over two hundred years. Our tools can be bought over the counter or online through our worldwide network of dealers. Today, our factory in Sheffield, England, produces an extensive selection of high quality woodturning, woodcarving and woodworker's tools.

These are much sought after tools in all corners of the world!

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830SH-Slim Parting Tool
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£21.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby 830H 1/8' (3mm) Standard Parting Tool, 8 1/2' (216mm) Handle
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Robert Sorby 830H 1/8' (3mm) Standard Parting Tool, 8 1/2' (216mm) Handle
Parting tools are primarily used for parting off projects. The thinner section tools are particular beneficial when using the more exotic woods. However, parting tools may also be used to provide thin banded decorations on turnings
£32.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 833H 3/8' (10mm) Beading and Parting Tool, 12' (305mm) Handle
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Robert Sorby 833H 3/8' (10mm) Beading and Parting Tool, 12' (305mm) Handle
The Beading and Parting Tool is extremely versatile. Its finesse allows for the production of beads whilst it can also be used for conventional parting off. Its more massive section makes it much more rigid and hence it is ideal for making spigots.
£38.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby 842FLH 1/2' (13mm) Fingernail Bowl Gouge, 14' (354mm) Handle
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Robert Sorby 842FLH 1/2' (13mm) Fingernail Bowl Gouge, 14' (354mm) Handle
Now the preference of many experienced turners the bowl gouge with fingernail profile gives greater opportunities. One of the big plusses is that this shape allows pull cuts as there is clearance over the lathe's bed bars. The greater cutting area gives the choice of even heavier wood removal or delicate profiling cuts. nAvailable with or without handle.nFor sharpening we recommend the use of the Robert...
£69.99 inc VAT



Robert Sorby 410 Sandmaster, 8 1/2' (216mm) Handle
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Robert Sorby 410 Sandmaster, 8 1/2' (216mm) Handle
An extremely handy addition to any turner's armoury, the Sandmaster is used in conjunction with a lathe to put a fine finish on turned pieces. It eliminates the unsightly lines often associated with traditional hand sanding. As the disc is spinning it also reduces the clogging of the abrasive. The Sandmaster comes complete with a velcro covered 2" sponge pad which allows for the easy changing of...
£43.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby 888SM Modular Micro Sandmaster, 5 1/2' (140mm) Aluminium Handle
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Robert Sorby 888SM Modular Micro Sandmaster, 5 1/2' (140mm) Aluminium Handle
The micro Sandmaster is supplied with eight abrasive discs - two each of grit sizes 120, 180, 240 and 400.
£47.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby Micro Sandmaster Head B888-0
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Robert Sorby Micro Sandmaster Head B888-0
The perfect tool to help finish projects before applying finishing oils or paints. Like its full size equivalent the Micro Sandmaster has an adjustable head to reach into tight corners. It comes with a Velcro covered sponge pad onto which four different abrasive grits may be attached.
£32.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby 850H 3/8' x 3' (10 x 76mm) Hollowing Tool, Handled
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Robert Sorby 850H 3/8' x 3' (10 x 76mm) Hollowing Tool, Handled
One piece construction Min aperture: 3/8" Max depth: 3"
£35.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 851H 1/2' x 5' (13 x 127mm) Hollowing Tool, Handled
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Robert Sorby 851H 1/2' x 5' (13 x 127mm) Hollowing Tool, Handled
More exaggerated swan neck and thicker shaft that the 850H. Has a replaceale tip (ref 851C).\nMin aperture: 1/2" Max depth: 5"
£35.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby 859H 5/8' x 7' (16 x 178mm) Hollowing Tool, Handled
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Robert Sorby 859H 5/8' x 7' (16 x 178mm) Hollowing Tool, Handled
Much more robust and stable. May also be used for side-grain turning. Comes with two HSS tips - Bullet Cutter (RS232C) and Ball End Cutter (RS234C).\nMin aperture: 5/8" Max depth: 7"
£49.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby SOV-12S 12' Sovereign System (inc Tang & 3/8' collet adaptors)
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Robert Sorby SOV-12S 12' Sovereign System (inc Tang & 3/8' collet adaptors)
Sovereign 12 inch handle, designed with the spindle turner in mind. The handle accepts a range of 5/8” tool shanks and comes complete with the tang collet and a 3/8” collet to allow a huge selection of tools to be used. Features include:• Fitting of all 5/8” round bar tools as well as the huge selection of tang tools• Interchangeable with existing ½” and...
£57.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby SOV-16 16' Sovereign System (handle only)
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Robert Sorby SOV-16 16' Sovereign System (handle only)
16" Sovereign handle without collets.
£54.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby SOV-16S 16' Sovereign System (inc 3/8' and 1/2' collet adaptors)
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Robert Sorby SOV-16S 16' Sovereign System (inc 3/8' and 1/2' collet adaptors)
Sovereign is a new handle system for woodturners. Like all other Robert Sorby products it is made in Sheffield to the most exacting engineering standards. Sovereign is the name of the interchangeable handle and is available in two lengths - 16" and 22".\n\nThe handles are made of aluminium and alloy in combination to give the best of strength, balance and vibration dampening qualities. Each handle...
£64.99 inc VAT


Robert Sorby SOV-C06 1/4' Collet, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
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£11.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby SOV-C10 3/8' Collet, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
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£11.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby SOV-C13 1/2' Collet, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
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£11.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby SOV-CT Tanged Tool Collet for Sovereign System
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Robert Sorby SOV-CT Tanged Tool Collet for Sovereign System
A NEW flat / tang collet increases tool range capacity to include scrapers, parting tools, spindle roughing gouges and many more.
£11.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby SOV-CW Counterweight, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
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Robert Sorby SOV-CW Counterweight, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
There is an internal thread in the end cap allowing for the fitting of a counterweight. This means that the weight is always in the bottom of the handle where you want it.
£10.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby SOV-RS100 Midi Multi-Tip Hollowing Tool, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
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Robert Sorby SOV-RS100 Midi Multi-Tip Hollowing Tool, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
The Multi Tip Hollowing Tool has been in existence for a number of years. It comes complete with three cutters - two for hollowing and a third for scraping. One of the beauties of this tool is that it has a half round shank which enables a full 3/4" to be in contact with the tool rest giving the turner complete control when hollowing. Of the two hollowing tips one is rounded for a flowing shape whilst...
£49.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby SOV-RS200 Multi-Tip Hollowing Tool, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
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Robert Sorby SOV-RS200 Multi-Tip Hollowing Tool, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
The Multi Tip Hollowing Tool has been in existence for a number of years. It comes complete with three cutters - two for hollowing and a third for scraping. One of the beauties of this tool is that it has a half round shank which enables a full 3/4" to be in contact with the tool rest giving the turner complete control when hollowing. Of the two hollowing tips one is rounded for a flowing shape whilst...
£59.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby SOV-RS300 Extra Long Multi-Tip Hollowing Tool, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
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Robert Sorby SOV-RS300 Extra Long Multi-Tip Hollowing Tool, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
The Multi Tip Hollowing Tool has been in existence for a number of years. It comes complete with three cutters - two for hollowing and a third for scraping. One of the beauties of this tool is that it has a half round shank which enables a full 3/4" to be in contact with the tool rest giving the turner complete control when hollowing. Of the two hollowing tips one is rounded for a flowing shape whilst...

Robert Sorby SOV-RSULTS Small Sovereign Ultima Hollowing Tool Blade
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Robert Sorby SOV-RSULTS Small Sovereign Ultima Hollowing Tool Blade
For those who already own a Sovereign handle we do supply just the blades on their own. The smaller blade with 1/2" diameter shaft measures 13" overall. The medium blade has a 5/8" shaft and measures 18" overall.
£129.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby SOV-SH Side Handle, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
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Robert Sorby SOV-SH Side Handle, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
The side handle offers the turner extra control and is particularly useful for deep hollowing. Knurling gives more grip
£12.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby SOV-ULTCSJ Sovereign Ultima Cutter Sharpening Jig
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Robert Sorby SOV-ULTCSJ Sovereign Ultima Cutter Sharpening Jig
To make sharpening quick and convenient there is also a dedicated sharpening jig. The main section is made from phosphor bronze which allows it to rotate freely within the sleeve. This means it can be used either with a diamond file, bench grinder of ProEdge. It will also man other full round cutters

Robert Sorby SOV-ULTFCHM Medium Sovereign Ultima Finishing Cutter Head
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Robert Sorby SOV-ULTFCHM Medium Sovereign Ultima Finishing Cutter Head
An optional finishing cutter head which has a shear scraper cutter can be fitted allowing the turner to achieve a smooth surface finish. This cutter head can also be used with a variety of cutters already available from Robert Sorby.
£32.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby SOV-ULTFCHS Small Sovereign Ultima Finishing Cutter Head
Robert Sorby SOV-ULTFCHS Small Sovereign Ultima Finishing Cutter Head
An optional finishing cutter head which has a shear scraper cutter can be fitted allowing the turner to achieve a smooth surface finish. This cutter head can also be used with a variety of cutters already available from Robert Sorby.
£32.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby SOV16S-ULTS Small Sovereign Ultima Hollowing System
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Robert Sorby SOV16S-ULTS Small Sovereign Ultima Hollowing System
The Sovereign Ultima Hollowing System enables the woodturner to create a myriad of hollow form shapes in both wet and dry woods thanks to its razor sharp cutting edge and articulating head and link system. It is equally effective on bowl grain work as well as end-grain project. The Ultima is available in two sizes. The systems come fitted to the Sovereign interchangable handle. Each Sovereign Ultima...
£174.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby SOV22S-ULTM Medium Sovereign Ultima Hollowing System
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Robert Sorby SOV22S-ULTM Medium Sovereign Ultima Hollowing System
The Sovereign Ultima Hollowing System enables the woodturner to create a myriad of hollow form shapes in both wet and dry woods thanks to its razor sharp cutting edge and articulating head and link system. It is equally effective on bowl grain work as well as end-grain project. The Ultima is available in two sizes. The systems come fitted to the Sovereign interchangable handle. Each Sovereign Ultima...
£199.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby 843H 3/4' (19mm) Spindle Roughing Gouge, 12' (305mm) Handle
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Robert Sorby 843H 3/4' (19mm) Spindle Roughing Gouge, 12' (305mm) Handle
A roughing gouge is a fundamental part of any spindle turners tool kit. The roughing gouge is designed specifically to turn square wood into round between centres. On no account should it ever be used for roughing out bowls. It was never designed for that task and will not withstand the rigours of bowl turning. The 3/4" version is the more popular size.\nAvailable with or without handle.\n
£54.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 843LH 1 1/4' (32mm) Spindle Roughing Gouge, 14' (354mm) Handle
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Robert Sorby 843LH 1 1/4' (32mm) Spindle Roughing Gouge, 14' (354mm) Handle
A roughing gouge is a fundamental part of any spindle turners tool kit. The roughing gouge is designed specifically to turn square wood into round between centres. On no account should it ever be used for roughing out bowls. It was never designed for that task and will not withstand the rigours of bowl turning. The 3/4" version is the more popular size.Available with or without handle.
£79.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby 805HS Captive Ring Tool Set (inc 3/16', 1/4', 3/8, 1/2' Cutters), 10' (254mm) Handle
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Robert Sorby 805HS Captive Ring Tool Set (inc 3/16', 1/4', 3/8, 1/2' Cutters), 10' (254mm) Handle
The unique Captive Ring Tool from Robert Sorby has a user friendly flat shaft with a specially designed cutter seat. This seat is machined into both sides of the shaft so that when cutting either side of the captive ring, the cutter is angled to the front and into the direction of the cut, giving more control over the cut whilst keeping the tool flat on the rest. The cutters can be swivelled...
£53.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 820H 1/2' (13mm) Round Nose Scraper, 10' (254mm) Handle
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Robert Sorby 820H 1/2' (13mm) Round Nose Scraper, 10' (254mm) Handle
Used on bowls and platters to create smooth flowing curves.
£34.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 888/12 Modular Micro Diamond Undercut Scraper, Unhandled
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Robert Sorby 888/12 Modular Micro Diamond Undercut Scraper, Unhandled
Used on square bottomed boxes, the end profile allows the tools to create a right angled juncture between the side wall and the bottom. The 85 degree angle at the end prevents the tool from cutting the side wall and the bottom at the same time.
£12.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby MICRO CURVED UNDERCUT SCRAPER - 888/10
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Robert Sorby MICRO CURVED UNDERCUT SCRAPER - 888/10
Designed for blending the parallel side wall and the curved bottom of vessels and boxes. It is also excellent for undercutting the rims of small bowls.
£12.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby MICRO FRENCH CURVE SCRAPER - 888/11
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Robert Sorby MICRO FRENCH CURVE SCRAPER - 888/11
Designed for blending the parallel side wall and the curved bottom of vessels and boxes. It is also excellent for undercutting the rims of small bowls.
£12.99 inc VAT

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