Price includes one handle and 4 collets:
ER25 Handles include: 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", and 5/8" collets
ER32 Handles include: 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", and 3/4" collets
*Please note, the Stuart Batty Taper-lock Bolsters are not compatible with this version of the handle.
We really like Stuart Batty's Taper lock handles. They are strong, lightweight, and very comfortable to use. Our customers seem to agree - we have sold thousands of his handles, and they continue to sell. Even though Stuart Batty had to close his production facility, they are so popular we decided to continue production of the handles.
We realize that you might not wish to glue all your tools to a bolster, so we have combined two great ideas; The Robust collet system and the SB handle.
Now here are some of the advantages
-ER25 and ER32 collets are available in multiple sizes, we have included the most popular ones
-The handle being hollow, the tool can project as much or as little as you wish and can be reverse and stored inside the handle
-The Stuart Batty handle is comfortable, extremely strong, absorbs vibration, and does not roll on the bench. It is light and does not conduct heat or cold.
If the collet get stuck a light tap of the end of the handle on the bed of the lathe will get it loose
They are available in 12" and 16" with ER25 collets, and 16" and 22" with ER32 collets.
Unknown (Submitted on Jun 7th 2017)
The Stuart Batty handles have long been my favorite, their feel in the hand, balance, weight, ability to absorb vibration, all feel just right. My only objection has been having to glue a bolster and adaptor on the tools to fit them to the handle. The Robust Tools collet adaptor solves that problem neatly. The only complaint now is the tenancy for some chisels to slide completely through the collet before I can tighten it, but once tightened they are firmly locked in place. I have a couple of other brand handles that are going to be looking for a new home.
john lawrence (Submitted on Oct 29th 2016)
I recently bought the 12 inch carbon fiber handle and collets very impressed,so much easier to store 1 handle and multiple gouges. Does Stuart have an email address I would like to thank him for his way of sharpening and correct use of tools my turning has really improved.