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 827H External Shear Scraper, 12' (305mm) Handle
Robert Sorby 827H External Shear Scraper, 12' (305mm) Handle
The square section of the tool shank ensures that the cutter tip is always presented at 45 degrees. This is known as shear scraping and ensures that the fibres of the wood are peeled away to leave a very fine finish - sanding may not be necessary. There are two shapes of tip - one for internal work, one for external. The tips are fully interchangeable on the tool shank. Sharpen with a diamond...
£33.99 inc VAT
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.
£10.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 765/S16 5/8' (16mm) Stem, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
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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.
£10.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby 765/S19 3/4' (19mm) Stem, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
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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.
£10.99 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.
£10.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby 765/S24 1' (25.4mm) Stem, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
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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.
£10.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 765/S25 25mm Stem, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
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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.
£10.99 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.
£10.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 765/S30 30mm Stem, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
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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.
£10.99 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.
£18.99 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.
£21.99 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.
£24.99 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...
£26.99 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...
£26.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 768 Box Scraper Platform, for Sorby Modular Toolrest System
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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.
£11.99 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.
£34.99 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.
£11.99 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...
£65.99 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...
£41.99 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.
£44.99 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.
£28.99 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"
£32.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby 851H 1/2' x 5' (13 x 127mm) Hollowing Tool, Handled
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"
£32.99 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...
£52.99 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.
£51.99 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...
£58.99 inc VAT


Robert Sorby SOV-C06 1/4' Collet, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
£10.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby SOV-C10 3/8' Collet, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
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£10.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby SOV-C13 1/2' Collet, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
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£10.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby SOV-CT Tanged Tool Collet for Sovereign System
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.
£10.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby SOV-CW Counterweight, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
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.
£9.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby SOV-RS100 Midi Multi-Tip Hollowing Tool, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
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...
£47.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby SOV-RS130 Midi Hollowmaster, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
Robert Sorby SOV-RS130 Midi Hollowmaster, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
The side handle offers the turner extra control and is particularly useful for deep hollowing. Knurling gives more grip.
£41.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby SOV-RS200 Multi-Tip Hollowing Tool, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
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...
£56.99 inc VAT

Robert Sorby SOV-RSULTS Small Sovereign Ultima Hollowing Tool Blade
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.
£125.99 inc VAT
Robert Sorby SOV-SH Side Handle, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
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-TC Threaded Coupler, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
Robert Sorby SOV-TC Threaded Coupler, for Robert Sorby Sovereign System
For those wanting to join two or more Sovereign handles together we offer a dedicated threaded coupler.
£10.99 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.
£29.99 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...
£184.99 inc VAT
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