Henry Taylor Kryo Tools
These new tools are the result of an advanced cryogenic process that has been used in other industries, such as metal working and even stock car racing. The M2 high speed steel is put through a complex immersion process and brought down to temperatures of -300° Fahrenheit, which changes the structure of the steel and produces a fine harder martensitic structure.
This translates into better wear resistance, which improves the edge holding capability of the tools. Our independent testing with professional woodturners has confirmed the manufacturers claims of up to 3 times longer edge holding ability than standard M2 high speed steel. The honing ability of the Kryo tools is very good and allows the tools to take a very sharp edge. They perform well in abrasive exotic woods. We think these tools with the subtle gold hue represent a new step in turning tool development and are well worth trying in your shop.