Stuart Batty 133039 Vortex Tool

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Requires a Stuart Batty Taper-Lock Handle, sold separately.

The Vortex Tool is a very unique and easy to use tool capable of exceptionally fine detail work, as well as forming V cuts and beadings in any wood or grain type. It is used by many world-renowned turners, such as Cindy Drozda, Ashley Harwood and Keith Gotschall. Stuart Batty designed this tool in the late 90s. Before its creation, detail work of this caliber was not possible.

Features and Benefits
- The finest detail forming tool possible
- Capable of cuts not possible with any other blade
- Can cut Vs with angles as low as 20 degrees on side grain; 40 degrees on end and mixed grain
- Can form Vs and beads in end grain as well as around the outside of a bowl
- Never aggressive, easy to use and resharpen
- CMP 10V Blade, precision fitted to our grey iron taper-lock bolster
- Blade comes sharpened and ready for immediate use


Recomended handle length:
For maximum overhang: 20 inch
Minimum length for general use: 6 inch

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    Stuart Batty 133039 Vortex Tool

    Posted by Robert D Woodward on Aug 23rd 2018

    Great detail tool

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