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Tool Rest, Straight, 12"

Item #123582
$57.99
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3.0

(4 reviews)

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Note: Post sold separately.

Tired of using a tool rest that's too short, too soft and designed by an engineer that has no idea what it's like to even use a lathe? If you'd like to spend more time turning instead of tuning, the Woodcraft lathe tool rest system is for you. Our straight L-shaped rest improves tool control by allowing interference-free hand movement over the full length of the rest. The top of the rest features a hardened 1/4" steel rod, which will remain nick-free, even after hours of use. Woodcraft tool rests are modular in design to save you money (buy two rests and one post) and permit you to use your rests on more than one lathe. Select the proper diameter post for your lathe and a tool rest in a length or shape to meet your needs. Note: tool rest lengths include threads. Posts screw into rests and can easily be removed and attached to a different accessory.


  • L-shaped tool rest
  • Interference-free hand movement
  • 1/4" hardened steel rod reinforces the top of tool rest
  • Part of the Woodcraft tool rest modular system
  • Save money with 2 rests and 1 post
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

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    3.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

    50%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    4.0

    Good Value

    By  dwfree

    from Missouri

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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    Comments about Tool Rest, Straight, 12" :

    I like the 1/4" hardened rod on top - no more tool nicks to file off. The rest is well constructed. I don't have any issues with the plastic "filler" below the top - it can be removed if bothersome. My only complaint is the welding process left some small holes in the top rail that I will need to fill in. Also, the rest is 2" tall, top to bottom, and the threads on the rods are 5/8" - I had to call Woodcraft to get this info.

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    5.0

    WOODCRAFT Lathe Tool Rest System

    By  Boonefork

    from North Carolina High Country

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Good Grip
    • Powerful
    • Versatile

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Tool Rest, Straight, 12" :

    Having used a cast iron lathe tool rest for 30 years and having tried a round stainless steel tool rest and found it not precise enough I finally broke down and bought a 4", a 6" and eventually a 12" rest along with a 7/8" x 3.5" and then a 1" x 5" post from the WOODCRAFT Lathe Tool Rest System. These are the real thing and I can't imagine ever using anything else. They are worth the price.

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    2.0

    Excellent tool, But...

    By  Arnie the turner

    from New haven, CT

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    • 58 shaft does not fit

    Best Uses

    Comments about Tool Rest, Straight, 12" :

    The post will not lock into the Delta midi because it has a narrower diameter. As a result I can't use it.

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    • Personal
     
    1.0

    Uncomfortable

    By  Doug the turner

    from Keaau Hawaii

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

    • Poor design

    Best Uses

    Comments about Tool Rest, Straight, 12" :

    The poor design makes it a little Uncomfortable t use. There isn't enough room to get your finger under your tool to move it down the tool rest.

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