Stuart Batty 002314 5/8" Adapter for Taper-Lock Handles
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SB Adapter Sleeves fit into the Stuart Batty Bolsters for the Taper Lock Handle System (Handles and bolsters sold separately). The adapter sleeves are offered in different sizes to fit almost any round woodturning tool. The bolster has a 3/4" opening, but if you have a smaller tool you will need an adapter sleeve (i.e. a 5/8" tool will require a 5/8" adapter).
This sleeve will adapt a 5/8" diameter tool to fit the Stuart Batty Standard Bolster. The tool is glued into the sleeve, then the sleeve is glued into the bolster. You can then quickly switch any tool mounted into a bolster between any length Taper-Lock Handle.
Please verify your tool diameter before ordering, different manufacturers measure their tools in different ways. Most domestic manufacturers measure by the bar diameter (a 1/2" spindle gouge will have a 1/2" bar diameter, etc.). Imported tools are often measured by the flute width and/or are a metric size.
One adapter sleeve of your choice is now included FREE with the purchase of a Stuart Batty Standard 3/4" Bolster
This is by far the best handle system. the carbon fiber handles are indestructible and transmit zero vibration. Sharpening is made so much easier by being able to spin the tool out of the handle without the need for a set screw. My experience with the cam lock systems are that they are not as secure and after awhile the aluminium starts to wear.