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WoodRiver - Professional Pen Turning Mandrel 1 MT



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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


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4.57 out of 5 stars
7 Reviews
  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Use this to make pens, pencil, and other small turned projects.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    must have

    this item is a must have

  3. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Mandrel Review

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

  4. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good tool

    Should come with a wrench

  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Works very well

    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.

  6. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Works Great

    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).

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Must have mandrel

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

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