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Pen Mill Ci – Carbide Inserts for Amazing Tool Life and Cleaner Cuts

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PEN-MILL-CI-GROUP

Creating beautiful turned pens starts with carefully preparing the turning blank. Pen kits includes a brass insert tube that has to be glued into the blank. Then the blank needs to be trimmed perpendicular to and perfectly flush with both ends of the insert tube. The trimming process is fundamentally important to great results, but until now, the tools available to pen turners for that job have left a lot to be desired. Woodpeckers Pen Mill Ci effortlessly cuts every exotic material pen turners use. And with 4 replaceable edges on the inserts, it will go through a mountain of pen blanks before you need to get another set of economical replacement inserts.

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Product Image Product Name Price
Pen Mill Ci 13-Piece Set Pen Mill Ci 13-Piece Set SKU: PMCIDLX
Includes: Pen Mill CI and all Pilot Reamers

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$199.99
Pen Mill Ci 5-Piece Set Pen Mill Ci 5-Piece Set SKU: PMCIB
Includes: Pen Mill CI, 7mm, 10mm, letter "O" and 27/64" Pilot Reamers

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$109.99
Pen Mill Ci (Head only) Pen Mill Ci (Head only) SKU: PMCI
Includes: Head, Carbide Inserts & (2) Allen Keys. Requires Ultra-Shear brand Pilot-Reamer

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$59.99
Pilot Reamer – 25/64” Pilot Reamer – 25/64” SKU: PMPR-04

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$12.99
Pilot Reamer – 3/8" Pilot Reamer – 3/8" SKU: PMPR-03

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$12.99
Pilot Reamer – 33/64” Pilot Reamer – 33/64” SKU: PMPR-12

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$12.99
Pilot Reamer – 15/32” Pilot Reamer – 15/32” SKU: PMPR-09

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$12.99
Pilot Reamer – 27/64” Pilot Reamer – 27/64” SKU: PMPR-07

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$12.99
Pilot Reamer – 31/64" Pilot Reamer – 31/64" SKU: PMPR-10

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$12.99
Pilot Reamer – 12.5mm Pilot Reamer – 12.5mm SKU: PMPR-11

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$12.99
Pilot Reamer – 11mm Pilot Reamer – 11mm SKU: PMPR-08

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$12.99
Pilot Reamer – 10.5mm Pilot Reamer – 10.5mm SKU: PMPR-06

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$12.99
Pilot Reamer – 10mm Pilot Reamer – 10mm SKU: PMPR-05

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$12.99
Pilot Reamer – 7mm Pilot Reamer – 7mm SKU: PMPR-01

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$12.99
Pilot Reamer – Letter O/8mm Pilot Reamer – Letter O/8mm SKU: PMPR-02

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$12.99

Cuts All Materials Pen Turners Use…Even Non-Ferrous Metals

Woodpeckers Pen Mill Ci uses razor-sharp nano-grain carbide inserts mounted in a precision-machined milling head. These are exactly the same inserts used on our Pen Size Square turning tools. The special long-life carbide edges will shave through exotic hardwoods, acrylics, polymers, stabilized woods, cast hybrids and even non-ferrous metals with flawless results. When the edges finally get dull, fresh cutting edges are as simple as loosening two screws, turning the inserts 90 degrees and locking them back down. Not only do you have sharper, longer lasting cutting edges, the head is also significantly larger than any other on the market, which means after trimming a 3/4" square pen blank, there’s no annoying “halo” of material. 

Keeping the milling head perpendicular to the brass insert tube requires a pilot shaft that is carefully sized to fit the tube just right…neither too tight nor too loose. Woodpeckers Pilot-Reamers are cut on precision Swiss lathes to exacting tolerances. We offer the 12 most popular sizes covering virtually every pen kit on the market. In addition to keeping the milling head perpendicular to the tube, the noses of the Pilot-Reamers are fluted to carefully cut away any glue residue or brass burrs inside the insert tube. 

Competitive pen mills drive off the pilot shaft, relying only on the set screw to prevent the cutting head from spinning. The part that fits into your drill chuck on Woodpeckers Pen Mill Ci is part of the head, not the reamer. It has a 3-flat design that locks securely when you tighten your chuck. 

If you turn several different pen styles, we offer two sets. The 5-piece set includes the Pen Mill Ci and the four most popular Pilot Reamers. The 13-piece set includes the Pen Mill Ci and all 12 Pilot-Reamers. If you only make one or two style pens, you can buy the Pen Mill Ci milling head and just the Pilot-Reamers you need.

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Country of Manufacture United States

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What size allen key is needed for the turning tools?

A: The Full-size and Mid-Size Turning tool sets take a 1/16” or 3/32”, and the Pen size uses a 1/16”.

Q: How do I remove my difficult to loosen cutter screw?

A: Make sure the screw head pocket is completely clean of sawdust and residue to ensure that the wrench is fully seated in the socket before you attempt to remove it. This will give you full contact between the wrench and screw and will make removal easier. Firmly turn the screw counter clockwise to loosen.  When reinstalling the new screw, apply a light dab of anti-seize compound to the threads.