The Terrier™ The Ultimate Power Carving Tool For Bonsai
- Effortless power carving of all wood types, seasoned or green
- Super smooth chip cutting action allows your work to take shape before your eyes
- Fine grain carbide teeth cut like a hot knife through butter
- Super smooth controllable cutting action allows safe working
- The Terrier™ is CNC machined from UK produced tempered stainless steel
- Cutting teeth can easily be rotated to present a new sharp edge
- 6mm or 1/4 shaft fits most readily available die grinders and high speed power tools
- Needs 10,000 RPM minimum speed.
- Tool supplied pre assembled ready for use
The Terrier™ The Ultimate Power Carving Tool
Kaizen Bonsai is very pleased to present this wonderful wood carving tool. Over the last twenty five years the Terrier™ has gained an enviable reputation for being the best tool of it's type out there, often copied but never bettered. The 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 35 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
See the Terrier™ in action
The Terrier™ is CNC machined locally, 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 tip 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 Terrier™ one of the most versatile tools of it's kind available.
The cutting inserts of the 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 20-40 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 tips will need replacing.
We designed the 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 27g the Terrier™ is approximately 60% 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 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 Terrier™ has a 25mm diameter head which allows for great manoeuvrability and access into awkward to reach areas. A chip limiter prevents the tool from 'digging in' to the work. Unlike some larger tools the Terrier™ has a very responsive cutting action that is very pressure sensitive. 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 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, and first up was the 25mm head Terrier. This is the larger of the two cutters and weighs 27g. Removing timber with it was a joy. It moved effortlessly over the piece without grabbing at higher speeds, and results were clean. This cutter is more than capable of removing large areas fast" To read the full review.
Overall length is 65mm.
25mm 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
© 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.