Stuart Batty 20" 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
I will be ordering another the next time I need another handle. This one feels great in my hand and absorbs vibration like a champ. A real pleasure to work with
Used at A Class at Woodworkers Emporium. Liked it Bought a couple of handles.
I have used many different turning handles, but feel these are by far the best. The light weight, comfort and easy of switching gouges, scrapers and other turning tools is amazing. The 20" is a great first handle as it works so well on many gouges and the light weight lets you use it for smaller more detail work and forget you have a 20" handle in your hands.
The SB tools handles are the best I have used, I love the feel of them in my hands and the weight is just perfect.