*Please note, actual bore size is 17.5mm, slightly larger than 5/8".
This tool handle has been designed to be both ergonomical and functional. The handle is manufactured from high grade aluminium with a soft PVC outer shell. The profile of the handle has two flat surfaces near the tool end that makes the tool more comfortable to hold and stops them from rolling off your bench. The back of the tool handle can also be unscrewed allowing you to fill the inner core of the tool handle with vibration absorbing lead shot. These tool handles are also available without the PVC outer shell, allowing you to make your own handle shape to suit your style of woodturning.
Mike Thomas in Kansas City (Submitted on Mar 23rd 2016)
I ordered this handle for a 5/8" Oneway Mastercut Double-Ended Bowl Gouge because the Oneway handle I have weighs a ton (black pipe covered with vinyl hose) and it rolls off my bench too easily. I promptly received the new handle and found a great feel, length, weight, balance and small flat spots that solved all my problems. Except... when I tried to insert the tool.
The bore for the tool measures about 10 thousandths over 5/8" (as advertised). My tool measures about 20 thousandths over 5/8" and won't fit! My problem is not the handle, it's my tool. I love this handle and will NOT return it! Instead, I'm going to ream the bore to make a nice slip fit for the tool.
So, beware this handle may need some minor modification if you have an over-sized tool. You can't blame Vicmarc for this. It's a high quality product manufactured to exacting tolerances and at a competitive price.