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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.
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
WOODCRAFT Lathe Tool Rest System
North Carolina High Country
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.
Excellent tool, But...
Arnie the turner
New haven, CT
The post will not lock into the Delta midi because it has a narrower diameter. As a result I can't use it.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Doug the turner
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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