Stuart Batty 6" Taper-Lock Handle
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Requires a Taper-Lock Bolster for every tool you plan to use with this system, or any Stuart Batty Taper-Lock Tool (sold separately)
The Taper-Lock Handle System is a modular handle system constructed with multi-composite and carbon fiber, making it stronger than steel and lighter than wood. Vibration is virtually eliminated. Because it tightens and loosens by hand, you never need an allen key or wrench for blade changes. The one drawback is that the tools are intended to be glued into the bolster. Since the tapered bolster will not fit in any other handle, any tool you mount in a bolster will only be compatible with Stuart Batty Taper-Lock handles. For those of you who like the carbon fiber handles but don't want to glue your tools, the same handles are available in an ER Collet version
These are the best handle system out there. The carbon fiber absorbs shock and vibration without the need to add shot. You can add shot if you wish, but why add weight. They are light and rigid. You will be surprised at how you feel less tired at the end of a turning session.