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Professional Pen Turning Mandrel 2 MT

Item #145997
$24.69
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4.0

(10 reviews)

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Product Information:

Self-centering and also allows you to switch between small turning projects of any length with a simple loosening and tightening of a nut. No more off-center turnings and/or spacers for short length projects. A totally new concept, this mandrel features a collet that ensures that the shaft is always exactly centered on your lathe. Because the collet body is hollow, the amount of mandrel shaft extending from the collet can be varied for turning everything from key chains to larger pens. The locking nut and collet work like the collet in your router, just loosen the nut and slide the shaft in or out to the length you need, then tighten. The small end of the collet body features a 5/16" thread that allows you to pass a bolt through your headstock and, with the mandrel shaft removed, the collet assembly can be used as a 1/4" collet chuck! Includes 1/4" collet, collet nut, and mandrel shaft with washer and nut. Bushing sets must be purchased separately.
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    4.2

    (based on 10 reviews)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (9)
    • Well built / quality (8)
    • Lightweight (3)
    • Versatile (2)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small projects (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (8)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (8), Business (2)

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    5.0

    This is perfect for the job.

    By  Tech lab

    from Ashburn, Va

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Professional Pen Turning Mandrel 2 MT :

    I use this mandrel with High School students and it withstands the abuse.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    Super Idea

    By  Mike

    from Colerain, NC

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Professional Pen Turning Mandrel 2 MT :

    Why didn't somebody think of this years ago. Finally, the perfect mandrel!

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Excellent mandrel! Only one complaint

    By  ^^ike

    from SLC, UT

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Easy to Use
    • Idiot proof
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Short length

    Best Uses

    • Pens
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Professional Pen Turning Mandrel 2 MT :

    Too me it was worth the extra $$ to get the "professional" mandrel that is adjustable. It's easy to use and quick to adjust. My one complaint is the length of the actual mandrel. I wish it were and inch or two longer! An adjustable mandrel should be able to adjust smaller and bigger than the normal one. I like that I can use the collect as a 1/4" chuck. Although my 1/4" mandrel doesn't fit all the way through the hole. If you only do pens then the standard model will be just fine but if you make other smaller items then the ability to adjust is priceless!

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Simple and Quality

    By  Örpheus

    from Sarasota, FL

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Professional Pen Turning Mandrel 2 MT :

    Easy to use!

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Solid Product

    By  Lewiek

    from Chambersburg, PA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Professional Pen Turning Mandrel 2 MT :

    Adjustable so you can turn a single pen section and avoid harmonic vibrations.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Performs as indicated

    By  danrs

    from Greenville, NC

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Over priced

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Professional Pen Turning Mandrel 2 MT :

    It does the job. But, so does the cheasper alternative.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Better if I could hand tighten

    By  Leo

    from Mobile, AL

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Professional Pen Turning Mandrel 2 MT :

    I use the manduel for pens that I make and sell. I find it to work well for me. I would like it if the adjustment nuts could be hand tightened.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    Excellent Product

    By  royh

    from NE USA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Professional Pen Turning Mandrel 2 MT :

    The ability to change the working length of the mandrel is a big plus.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Does what it's supposed to

    By  woodgeek

    from Germantown, MD

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Well made
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Professional Pen Turning Mandrel 2 MT :

    I purchased this to make pens and this will do the trick. It's well made and I'm sure I'll be happy with it.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    2.0

    Could use an extra inch or two

    By  Chas

    from Frisco, TX

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Professional Pen Turning Mandrel 2 MT :

    The construction of the mandrel is very nice. The #2 MT is convenient and the length of the shaft can be changed by loosening the collet nut and moving the mandrel shaft in or out of the base. My complaint is that it does not adjust out enough to accomodate both blanks of the Classic American BP twist pen kit for which I bought it. I have to turn the blanks individually for this kit and that makes for some slow going.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal

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