SB Tools 12" Carbon Fiber ER25 Collet Handle
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*Please note, the Stuart Batty Taper-lock Bolsters are not compatible with this version of the handle.
We really like Stuart Batty's Taper lock handles. They are strong, lightweight, and very comfortable to use. Our customers seem to agree - we have sold thousands of his handles, and they continue to sell. Even though Stuart Batty had to close his production facility, they are so popular we decided to continue production of the handles.
We realize that you might not wish to glue all your tools to a bolster, so we have combined two great ideas; The Robust collet system and the SB handle.
Due to popular demand, handles can now be purchased with or without collets.
If you choose to include collets, you will get a set of 4 with:
You can also purchase collets individually HERE
Now here are some of the advantages
-ER25 and ER32 collets are available in multiple sizes, we are offering the most popular sizes for woodturning tools.
-The handle being hollow, the tool can project as much or as little as you wish and can be reverse and stored inside the handle
-The Stuart Batty handle is comfortable, extremely strong, and absorbs vibration extremely well. It is light and does not conduct heat or cold.
If the collet get stuck a light tap of the end of the handle on the bed of the lathe will get it loose
ER25 Version is available in 8", 12", and 16"
ER32 Version is available in 16" and 22"
The ER25 and ER32 are basically the same concept, but the ER32 collets are larger. ER32 collets can hold as large as 3/4", the largest tool an ER25 will accomodate is roughly 5/8". Please note: ER32 collets will not fit ER25 handles and vice versa.
I like SB Tools handles, but I really like this handle with collets. A slight twist securely tightens the tool with no slippage whatsoever. Another slight twist and maybe a tap on the end of the handle loosens the tool. The handle with collet is lighter overall than other handles I bought that use setscrews. The collet is like the SB Tools bolster in that there is more contact area to hold the tool than two setscrews, plus no wrench is required. I'm already looking to add an ER32 handle.