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Professional Pen Turning Mandrel 1 MT

Item #145998
$22.99
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4.5

(7 reviews)

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Product Information:

How would you like a mandrel system that is self-centering and also allows you to switch between small turning projects of any length with a simple loosening and tightening of a nut? That's right, no more off-center turnings and/or spacers for short length projects. A totally new concept, our mandrels feature 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.

  • Precision machined to eliminate off-center turning
  • Collet chuck action
  • For use with pen and pencil kit bushings
  • Morse tapered for use with most lathes
  • Easily tighten with knurled nut
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

    Articles:

  • Unique & Unusual Pens - Materials Other Than Wood For Pen Turning
  • A Great Start for Basic Pen Turning - If you own a woodturning lathe, you have the right one for turning pens. Any lathe from a benchtop mini to the biggest floor model will do nicely.
     
     
     

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    4.6

    (based on 7 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (5)
    • Lightweight (2)
    • Versatile (2)
    • Well built / quality (2)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small projects (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (4), Casual do-it-yourselfer (2)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (6)

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    5.0

    Mandrel

    By  Tony

    from Mayodan, NC

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Professional Pen Turning Mandrel 1 MT :

    Use this to make pens, pencil, and other small turned projects.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    must have

    By  Reyo1911

    from sc

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Sturdy case
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Professional Pen Turning Mandrel 1 MT :

    this item is a must have

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    4.0

    Mandrel Review

    By  Tom The Turner

    from Melbourne Florida

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Professional Pen Turning Mandrel 1 MT :

    Nice mandrel for pens etc but it should come with at least 3 7mm bushings.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Good tool

    By  Jim

    from Illinois

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Professional Pen Turning Mandrel 1 MT :

    Should come with a wrench

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Works very well

    By  Ron

    from Aberdeen. Wa.

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Professional Pen Turning Mandrel 1 MT :

    Very easy to use. I do think that it should of had a set of bushings with it but I would say it is worth the money.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Works Great

    By  Paul in VA

    from Springfield

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • MT is too long

    Best Uses

    Comments about Professional Pen Turning Mandrel 1 MT :

    This works great. I bought this to use with my small wood lathe, which only accepts MT#1 attachments. Recently acquired an old metal lathe that I set up before setting up the wood lathe. Found a MT#3 to MT#1 adapter in the tooling I received (couldn't believe the luck!) with the metal lathe and tried to use this with the metal lathe (which has a MT#3 spindle). Found that this product did not work with the adapter. Looking at the problem, I had to shorten the MT (about 3/8") on this product to use in the adapter. Other than that minor problem (which is why I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars), this has worked great. Still works fine in the wood lathe, but if you buy this then upgrade to a larger lathe with a MT#2 in the spindle, beware that the adapters may not work unless you shorten the MT on this product. If you do have to shorten it be sure to debur the outside. Just to be clear, I did try this product in my wood lathe before shortening it and it is fine because the spindle hole is open ended. This will only be an issue if you get a larger lathe and need to use a MT#2 to MT#1 adapter (MT#3 are not typically used on wood lathes).

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Must have mandrel

    By  Woodworker

    from Litchfield,Ohio

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Professional Pen Turning Mandrel 1 MT :

    A must have M/T when using different size mandrel's.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal

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