The first thing that stands out about the Carter and Son tools is the aluminum handle (6061 aluminum alloy). Initial concerns that the metal handle would feel cold and uncomfortable have not been confirmed. The hilt feels good in the hand, has a good grip and feel, and provides a good counterbalance to the cutting forces, especially for the large tools for large objects.
The tools themselves are made of an M42 HSS steel (High Speed Steel), which is hardened to a hardness of 63 HRC (Rockwell hardness). M42 HSS is an HSS alloy with a very high cobalt content (approx. 10%) and has a very long tool life while maintaining high cutting edge quality. The cutting edge quality corresponds to what one is used to from HSS steels. Historically, the M42 HSS alloy comes from metalworking and therefore has no problem with even very hard woods.
The Carter tools have a round tang with 9 to 19 mm diameter. The tool handles have a 3/4" bore (19 mm). Depending on the size of the tang, the tools are secured in the booklets with matching adapters. The tool tang extends approximately 80 mm deep into the binder for a secure hold and high stability.
Carter tools are supplied finish ground and ready to use.
"Carter and Son Toolworks" offer a lifetime warranty on their tools. If, despite strict quality control, a material defect results in breakage of the tool or other damage to the tool, handle or adapter, they will be replaced free of charge. back to top...