Considering getting the Xacto X5175 Deluxe Woodcarving Set. This is a complete woodcarving set that would make a great addition to any workshop. If you are not sure what to expect, this article will help.

The Looks

This set includes everything you could possibly need and leaves very little to be desired, and all this value at an affordable price. These are high quality tools for the discriminating wood worker. A complete set for virtually every working requirement from three dimensional carving to deep relief carving and whittling. 

Set contains No. 5 knife with No. 24 Deburring blade, No. 18 Heavy Wood Chiseling blade, No. 19 Angled Wood Chiseling Blade, No. 22 Large Curved Carving Blade, No. 26 Whittling Blade, and No. 27 Heavy-Duty Saw Blade, five gouges, and four routers boxed in a wooden chest. These are quality tools for the hardcore professional woodworker. The attractive wooden chest gives you the best organized storage and display. This set is perfect to offer as a gift because it just looks good and will make anyone consider venturing into wood carving.

Pros 

  • Affordable
  • Perfect for gifting
  • Blades resist corrosion
  • Pre-sharpened blades
  • Not too heavy

Cons

  • Cannot fit inside a pocked

Durability

The chest is made from high-quality wood and will hold your tools for a lifetime. The tools inside are made by X-ACTO and are made from high-quality stainless steel which will do a great job in resisting corrosion and will not just rust that easily, the fact that the blades resist rust makes you rest easy knowing that you can wipe away that moisture from your tools at any time without worrying about how long it has on the blade.

Accessories

This set is an accessory itself because all the tools in the set complement each other, all you can do is get different sized blades that are not already in the set if your work requires a different size. The only accessory I would recommend for this set is an introductory manual to whittling and detailed carving for those beginners.

Blade

Since this is a set it comes with a number of blades, the deburring blade, heavy chiseling blade, angled chiseling blade, curved carving blade, a whittling blade, No. 5 knife, and the No. 27 blade. All these blades are made from high-quality stainless steel forged to produce the best results in their respective fields. The deburring blade will make sure to give you those smooth edges. The chiseling blades will make sure you are not found wanting in the chisel department. The curved carving blade will give you the best ridges with the help from the other contents of the set. The versatile whittling blade produces the best results and it can even work on plastic which is great.

Who is this product ideal for?

This is not just one product, it’s a range of products put in one package meaning it is suitable for anyone and everyone. From whittling to detailed carving and everything in between this set is your best friend. For those craftsmen who take the art as a profession and need just the right tool to get the job done, you will find everything you need in this set. I would recommend this set as I said above to anyone, for those beginners it is a great way to start as you get to try different tools and quickly and easily pick out the best tool for you. The box looks very beautiful and clean making it suitable even for decorations if you desire to set that whittling mood in your space.

Our Verdict

I give this product 4.7 stars out of 5. It offers the best there is, I would recommend it to anyone in the wood carving industry but will strongly suggest that those who take the art as a profession get this set for themselves.

David D. Hughes
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