Stuart Batty 24" 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
Good hand feel and doesn't roll off lathe. Taper-Lock handle with easy removal and rapid, secure lock-up is convenient for frequent sharpening of 40/40 grind.
I used the SB tools at Ashley Harwood's studio while taking classes and was incredibly impressed. I had to have my own! I got the 24" handle and 30" handles and am very happy with the lengths. I use the longer one for my bottom bowl tool or for when I need leverage with big cuts. The smaller handle still give me leverage but is less heavy and easier for smaller diameter turnings. They feel great in my hand and work wonderfully with the bolsters.
Works very well with the long handle and has excellent feel and results in excellent control to perform subtle bottom of the bowl cuts to get a beautiful finish with little tear out.
Great product nice balance nicer than I expected when I ordered it