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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Robert Sorby 1/2" Modular Tool Rest Stem
Robert Sorby 1/2" Modular Tool Rest Stem
A 1/2" tool rest stem. This stem system enables the turner to build up a collection of tool rests without going to great expense.
£8.86 inc VAT
Robert Sorby 765/S16 5/8" (16mm) Stem, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
Robert Sorby 765/S16 5/8" (16mm) Stem, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
A tool rest stem to fit directly into your lathe to hold the numerous cross bars and box scraper platform.
£9.41 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 765/S19 3/4" (19mm) Stem, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
Robert Sorby 765/S19 3/4" (19mm) Stem, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
A tool rest stem to fit directly into your lathe to hold the numerous cross bars and box scraper platform.
£9.73 inc VAT
Robert Sorby 765/S22 7/8" (22mm) Stem, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
Robert Sorby 765/S22 7/8" (22mm) Stem, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
A tool rest stem to fit directly into your lathe to hold the numerous cross bars and box scraper platform.
£9.73 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 765/S24 1" (25.4mm) Stem, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
Robert Sorby 765/S24 1" (25.4mm) Stem, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
A tool rest stem to fit directly into your lathe to hold the numerous cross bars and box scraper platform.
£9.73 inc VAT
Robert Sorby 765/S25 25mm Stem, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
Robert Sorby 765/S25 25mm Stem, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
A tool rest stem to fit directly into your lathe to hold the numerous cross bars and box scraper platform.
£9.73 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 765/S28 28mm Stem, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
Robert Sorby 765/S28 28mm Stem, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
A tool rest stem to fit directly into your lathe to hold the numerous cross bars and box scraper platform.
£9.73 inc VAT
Robert Sorby 765/S30 30mm Stem, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
Robert Sorby 765/S30 30mm Stem, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
A tool rest stem to fit directly into your lathe to hold the numerous cross bars and box scraper platform.
£9.73 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 766/4 4" (100mm) Crossbar, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
Robert Sorby 766/4 4" (100mm) Crossbar, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
These crossbars are specially hardened to avoid those irritating little nicks, so that your tool moves along smoothly. Available in 4", 6" and 9" lengths.
£17.47 inc VAT
Robert Sorby 766/6 6" (150mm) Crossbar, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
Robert Sorby 766/6 6" (150mm) Crossbar, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
These crossbars are specially hardened to avoid those irritating little nicks, so that your tool moves along smoothly. Available in 4", 6" and 9" lengths.
£20.74 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 766/9 9" (229mm) Crossbar, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
Robert Sorby 766/9 9" (229mm) Crossbar, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
These crossbars are specially hardened to avoid those irritating little nicks, so that your tool moves along smoothly. Available in 4", 6" and 9" lengths.
£23.75 inc VAT
Robert Sorby 767 9" (229mm) Internal Bowl Crossbar, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
Robert Sorby 767 9" (229mm) Internal Bowl Crossbar, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
Most turners have problems with their lathe tool rest. The majority are either cast or made from low grade and tend to be relatively soft. As a result , when a square tool, like a parting tool, is used it can dig into the rest creating a series of notches. This in turn makes it very difficult to produce a smooth flow along the rest when trying to take an even cut. The cross bars from the...
£25.49 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 767E 9" (229mm) External Bowl Crossbar, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
Robert Sorby 767E 9" (229mm) External Bowl Crossbar, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
Most turners have problems with their lathe tool rest. The majority are either cast or made from low grade and tend to be relatively soft. As a result , when a square tool, like a parting tool, is used it can dig into the rest creating a series of notches. This in turn makes it very difficult to produce a smooth flow along the rest when trying to take an even cut. The cross bars from...
£25.49 inc VAT
Robert Sorby 768 Box Scraper Platform, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
Robert Sorby 768 Box Scraper Platform, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
The Robert Sorby box scraper platform allows extra support when working inside small hollow forms.
£10.87 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 830H 1/4" (6mm) Standard Parting Tool, 10" (254mm) Handle
Robert Sorby 830H 1/4" (6mm) Standard Parting Tool, 10" (254mm) 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
£37.41 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 830H 1/8" (3mm) Standard Parting Tool, 8 1/2" (216mm) Handle
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
£31.55 inc VAT
Robert Sorby 831H 3/16" (5mm) Diamond Section Parting Tool, 10" (254mm) Handle
Robert Sorby 831H 3/16" (5mm) Diamond Section Parting Tool, 10" (254mm) Handle
The shape of the Diamond Parting Tools prevents both binding in the cut and heat build-up which may lead to burning of the project..
£57.15 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 832H 1/16" (2mm) Fluted Parting Tool, 12" (305mm) Handle
Robert Sorby 832H 1/16" (2mm) Fluted Parting Tool, 12" (305mm) Handle
This tool has a milled flute running along the bottom edge, creating two sharp spurs at the cutting face. These sever the fibres to produce a burnished finish. The tapered profile also reduces the risk of binding in the cut. This features a radically new and unique cutting profile with a blade profile of only 2mm. The long bevel has a milled flute which is the cutting face. The small bevel his...
£46.54 inc VAT
Robert Sorby 833H 3/8" (10mm) Beading and Parting Tool, 12" (305mm) Handle
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.
£37.08 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 865H 1/16" (2mm) Micro Parting Tool, 6 1/4" (159mm) Handle
Robert Sorby 865H 1/16" (2mm) Micro Parting Tool, 6 1/4" (159mm) Handle
Part of the micro turning tool range, here is a 1/16" Parting tool.
£21.81 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 888/3- Modular Micro Parting Tool 1/16"
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Robert Sorby 888/3- Modular Micro Parting Tool 1/16"
A smaller version of the full size diamond parting tool, the special profile of this tool reduces the risk of binding in the cut. It also reduces the amount of heat build-up caused by friction, thereby lessening the chance of burning the bottom of the parted-off project. Possesses a fine 2mm cutting edge.
£15.08 inc VAT
842F-Fingernail Bowl Gouge HSS 1/4" UNHANDLED
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842F-Fingernail Bowl Gouge HSS 1/4" UNHANDLED
The fingernail shape of this gouge increases flexibility allowing the turner to perform 'pull cuts' without catching the lathe bed. The greater cutting area can be used equally well for heavy profiling cuts or fine, delicate shearing cuts. Easily maintained using the Robert Sorby ProEdge sharpening system.
£27.61 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 842 1/4" (6mm) Standard Bowl Gouge, Unhandled
Robert Sorby 842 1/4" (6mm) Standard Bowl Gouge, Unhandled
These are a must in any turner's tool kit. These are strong, rigid and stable tools designed to withstand the rigours of bowl turning. As such they can be used for either massive removal of wood or delicate shaping cuts. If you are intent on making bowls, then this tool will be in your hands more often than any other.
£26.66 inc VAT
Robert Sorby 842 Bowl Gouge HSS 1/2" unhandled
Robert Sorby 842 Bowl Gouge HSS 1/2" unhandled
A must in the tool kit of every bowl turner. These tools are ideal for making bowls. They can produce either massive profiling cuts or delicate finishing cuts as necessary.
£48.06 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 842FLH 1/2" (13mm) Fingernail Bowl Gouge, 14" (354mm) Handle
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...
£57.68 inc VAT


Robert Sorby 410 Sandmaster, 8 1/2" (216mm) Handle
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...
£45.04 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 888SM Modular Micro Sandmaster, 5 1/2" (140mm) Aluminium Handle
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.
£47.88 inc VAT
Robert Sorby Micro Sandmaster Head B888-0
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.
£32.11 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 850H 3/8" x 3" (10 x 76mm) Hollowing Tool, Handled
Robert Sorby 850H 3/8" x 3" (10 x 76mm) Hollowing Tool, Handled
One piece construction Min aperture: 3/8" Max depth: 3"
£34.52 inc VAT
Robert Sorby 855H 1/2" x 5 1/2" (13 x 140mm) Hollowing Tool, Handled
Robert Sorby 855H 1/2" x 5 1/2" (13 x 140mm) Hollowing Tool, Handled
A very versatile, general purpose hollower. Ideal for under-cutting. Fitted with a replaceable HSS tip (851C).nMin aperture: 1/2" Max depth: 6"
£37.90 inc VAT

Robert Sorby RS130KT Midi Hollowmaster, HANDLED
Robert Sorby RS130KT Midi Hollowmaster, HANDLED
Downsized from the original Hollowmaster this version has a 1/2" shank with a flat underside and can reach up to 6" inside a vessel for hollowing. Comes with two cutters (RS130C & RS111C)
£50.84 inc VAT

Robert Sorby RS2000 Complete Deep Hollowing System
Robert Sorby RS2000 Complete Deep Hollowing System
The RS2000 Complete system includes a main handle, side handle, collar for side handle, stud for side handle, extension shank, slicer, hooker (inboard & outboard), swivel tip complete, 1/2" dual purpose shank, Chattertool collar for RS215, square and pointed Chattertool cutter, domed and hollow Chattertool cutter, Allen key (1/8" AF), replacement 10 UNF cap screw, 1/4" BSW tee knob and a diamond...
£229.00 inc VAT

Robert Sorby RS230KT Hollowmaster, 14" (354mm) Handle
Robert Sorby RS230KT Hollowmaster, 14" (354mm) Handle
If even more access under the rim is required then the swan-necked Hollowmaster is an ideal complement to the Multi Tipped Hollowing Tool. This works on much the same principle. it has a flat working surface for stability, a hollowing cutter in an adjustable washer and also has an internal scraper cutter. Cutters are sharpened with a diamond hone. Full size Hollowmaster is 22" long and midi-size is...
£61.10 inc VAT
Robert Sorby SOV-12S 12" Sovereign System (inc Tang & 3/8" collet adaptors)
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...
£46.19 inc VAT

Robert Sorby SOV-16 16" Sovereign System (handle only)
Robert Sorby SOV-16 16" Sovereign System (handle only)
16" Sovereign handle without collets.
£45.73 inc VAT
Robert Sorby SOV-16S 16" Sovereign System (inc 3/8" and 1/2" collet adaptors)
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...
£51.80 inc VAT


Robert Sorby SOV-C06 1/4" Collet, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
£9.69 inc VAT
Robert Sorby SOV-C10 3/8" Collet, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
£9.69 inc VAT
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