Kaizen Bonsai is very pleased to present this wonderful wood carving tool. Over the last few years the Little Terrier™ has gained an enviable reputation for being the best tool of it's type out there, often copied but never bettered. The Little Terrier™ is used regularly by some of the best known wood carvers, wood turners and bonsai artists in the world. Our design brief was to make a tool that was versatile for working both large and small projects. The cut rate needed to be exceptional but with a very long cutting tip life and above all the tool needed to be safe.
"I have spent the last 20 years using carving tools to help create bonsai. Within that time I must have used just about every tool available. Some were very good, most were just not suitable and more than a few were just downright dangerous, in the end I decided to design my own cutter. Following two years of research and development I finally had the cutter I always wanted." Graham Potter
The Little Terrier™ is CNC machined, on the very latest technology machines from UK produced tempered stainless steel in one piece. This means that the tools body is as strong as possible without being brittle, it's also perfectly balanced (unlike some tools that are made in separate parts) due to the incredibly fine tolerances involved. Fine tolerances mean smooth running which in turn ensures long cutting insert life due to reduced physical load in use. Finally the tool is surface finished to remove sharp edges and improve it's strength. Because of the care we put into the design and manufacture of this tool it's possible to use a fairly long slim shaft safely which helps to make the Little Terrier™ one of the most versatile tools of it's kind available.
The Little Terrier™ has a 15mm head with two cutting inserts. The shaft is longer than the Terrier™ allowing much improved access when working in a confined spot. The long shaft and small cutting head make the Little Terrier™ the best tool for creating and opening up hollows and cutting holes. A chip limiter prevents the tool from 'digging in' to the work. A light action produces a fast delicate cut but with a little more pressure the tool bites harder without fear of it 'grabbing' or kicking back.
The cutting inserts of the Little Terrier™ are made of the best quality polished fine grain tungsten carbide (manufactured in Japan) for a fast cut rate and extended life. Polishing allows for faster chip removal and less loading (gumming up), this reduces operating temperature and increases insert life. Once the tips cutting face does become dull the retaining screw can be loosened and the tip rotated to a new sharp section. In practice you can expect about 20 hours non stop cutting from one face of the cutting insert assuming a hard wood (like box, olive or yew). In average use it will be several years before inserts will need replacing.
We designed the Little Terrier™ with a 6mm or 1/4" shaft primarily for the tools safety. This allows use in an array of die grinders and flexible shaft machines such as the Foredom or Makita die grinder. At just 23g the LittleTerrier™ is approximately 70% lighter than it's nearest rival which allows a faster safe rotation speed and because its almost perfectly balanced it reduces wear on your power tools bearings. We recommend using the Little Terrier™ at between 15-20,000 RPM which will give the best cutting characteristics and versatility whilst remaining safe and controllable. Higher speeds are possible but the tools character will change as speed increases. Do not use beyond 25,000RMP
The Little Terrier™ is going to be a revelation!
Don't just take our word for it Wood Carving magazine said....
We tried these cutters in a Wecheer flexible drive on a work in progress.... the Little Terrier, weighing only 23g with a 15mm head diameter, this cutter is great at getting into more confined areas where more care and control is needed. Like it's bigger brother the Little Terrier is as robust, solid and hardy as a small terrier dog - aptly named indeed! " Read the full review
Overall length is 80mm.
15mm diameter cutting head.
Tool supplied pre assembled ready for use.
Read our guide on Important Information on Mounting Cutters in Power Tools
Replacement cutting tips and screws are available separately.
click to see our Terrier/Tempest/Tornado/Samurai/Ninja Replacement Cutting Inserts
click to see our Insert Screw for Terrier Tools
click to see our Torx Screw Driver For Terrier Insert Screws
© Little Terriers are protected by design right in the UK and EU in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
™ The Terrier, Little Terrier & Little Terrier DH are Trade marks of Kaizen Bonsai Ltd.
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