The Reverse Angle Carbide Cutter is very valuable in an open mouth vessel where sanding will be done. The slicing action of the bevel supported cuts will leave a surface left behind that looks like it has already been sanded.
For advanced turners to take advantage of grain orientation and produce superior finish right off the tool. Just as the standard Carbide Cutter is dedicated to cutting to the left, the reverse angle is dedicated to cutting to the right. In order to take advantage of the supported (downhill) grain orientation, some shaped vessels will need both direction cutting. The “ride the bevel” cuts from the Carbide Cutter leaves an unbelievable finish behind that looks like it has already been sanded. It does take a little practice but it is will worth the time invested to master this technique.