Stuart Batty Standard 3/4" Bolster
- Normally Ships out in 1-3 Business Days
- Calculated at Checkout
For use with the Stuart Batty Taper-Lock Handles. The bolster will accommodate a 3/4 tool without an adapter, but adapters are offered for 1/4, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, and 5/8 as well. You can find the adapter sleeves HERE
The SB bolster is sold with sufficient 2-part epoxy for semi-permanent blade fixturing. Once your blade is glued into the bolster it will be secure and ready to use. There is no need for an allen key to lock or unlock it from your handle, and your blade will fit into any one of the SB Taper-Lock Handles in seconds.
***unfortunately we are out of epoxy and we are having problems obtaining more. Until further notice, bolsters will ship without epoxy. Almost any 2-part epoxy can be used, but we recommend a quick-set type as they have lower temperature resistance, and it will be easier to remove the tool when it is worn down.
Bolster only, tool and handle not included.
The only problem I have is that for my whole order of SB tools I paid for USPS priority mail and that was not how it was shipped. Don't get me wrong Stuart Batty tools are the best but the shipping department needs some work.
Note: Sorry about that. Our "shipping department" consists of only me, and I was out sick that day. My boss was shipping orders, and he made a few rookie errors. Sorry again for the mistake.
Considering how good the female and handle parts are, having the ability to add more tools into these bolsters is fantastic and considering the machining and finish of these parts, the price is great!
I have begun the switch-over to the Stu Batty system and like it---a lot. Many of my older bowl and spindle gouges are wearing down and out, As they do,. each will be replaced by a handleless gouge inserted in the 'Batty Bolster'.
Space is at a premium in my new shop and this generation of turning tools helps save some wall space. .