May 16, 2020

Flexcut KN700 Deluxe Palm & Knife Set Review [UPDATED]

Are you looking for an all-in-one woodcarver set? Buying individual tools can be pricy. Sometimes you do not know if you have all you need especially if you are a beginner.

Getting a toolset will open the options up for you, and you may discover a hidden talent of sorts. The Flexcut KN700 has 4 carving knives and 5 palm tools. 

It features:

  • FR309 3mm Gouge.
  • FR305 9mm gouge,
  • an FR306 8mm Gouge,
  • an FR307 6mm V-Tool,
  • an FR308 8mm flat blade, etc.

Two of the best carving tools have been put together in this kit, knives, and gouges. You also get a KN12 cutting knife,  a KN13 Detail Knife, KN18 Pelican Knife, and a KN27 Mini Detail Knife.

These tools all have different specifications, giving you specific carving abilities. The great thing about this kit is that it is affordable. It is cheaper to buy a kit than get individual knives and gouges. 

Aesthetics

These knives and gouges come in a wooden box that keeps them safely in place when you are not using them.  It is strong enough to hold the tools and also helps to keep the tools looking tidy. 

If you are even in the slightest bit compulsive about an order, then storing your tools in this box will become one of your happy places. With separate compartments for the knives, you know that each knife and gouge will be needed. 

The knives and gouges each have the Flexcut signature handle and logo. The ergonomic design on the knives helps you keep control as you work. The design is well finished and great to look at. 

But it is not all just about looks. The design is functional in that it helps reduce hand fatigue as you work. This is a great asset if you will be working for long hours. The handle on the gouges is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Palm tools are much smaller, allowing you to have better control. 

The blades on the knives, as well as on the gouges, are extremely sharp and shaped differently. This makes for great carving. The blades vary in size, and they are all made of high-quality carbon steel. They are black, and they give off an immaculate look. Something about the way they look gives you the feeling that you can trust what you see and that the blade will do its job. 

The gouges also have the same blade. The bevel is visible on the blades and is a different shade in color compared to the rest of the blade. All in all, this is a great-looking set of tools. 

Performance Review

The great thing about getting an entire set of tools is that you get many functions from the same box. The four knives and five palm tools all do their job very well. They have specific functions that all make your wood carving much easier. 

The Flexcut KN12 is also known as the cutting knife and works well as a general-purpose knife. The KN13 knife is a detail knife and is best used to carve out the finer details of your project.

The Flexcut KN18 is a pelican knife with a pointed edge and a curved blade, best used for a tight turning radius, which is great for working on small projects in tight spaces. 

The Flexcut KN27 is a mini detail knife with a straight blade. It works well on all carvings and only works on the parts focused on without disturbing the adjacent ones. 

The set also has palm tools, which can look like screwdrivers. They are better used on small projects like caricatures or even table coasters. The 2-inch ash handles on the palm tools are short and detachable, giving you great control. 

Safety

This set comes in a wooden box that will keep the blades safe, which is also for your safety. When you are done using them, put them back in the box. It is also essential to take the necessary precautions when using the blades. 

The knives held differently compared to the palm tools. Hold them properly, and make sure that you have a firm grip on the tool as you use it. You do not want it slipping out and exposing you to potentially cutting yourself. 

Either way, you can use protective gloves and thumb guards to protect your hands. As much as you may try to remain focused as you use them, there is a possibility that you could cut yourself as you carve, and this is where the protective hand gear comes in handy (pun intended).

Who is this product ideal for?

This tool kit is great for all skill levels. The palm tools do well in carving tiny and fine designs. Whether you are just beginning or a skilled carver, these tools will be sure to get the job done.

They do a great job on small projects, typical projects you may start your wood carving with if you’re still trying to see if you have the knack for it.

Pros

  • The kit has a wide variety of knives and palm tools
  • The blades are sharp
  • They come in a wooden box, which nicely compliments the handles on the tools.
  • They are versatile.

Cons

  • Some find the handles too petite.

Our Verdict

This kit is a one-stop shop for a lot of woodworkers. If you have a couple of home projects, you can grab this box with all the confidence you need to use. Happy shopping! We highly recommend this knife set. See our Flexcut KN100 Carving Knife Set Review.

David D. Hughes

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