WoodRiver - Professional Pen Turning Mandrel 2 MT
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...
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• Features a 5/16" thread that allows you to pass a bolt through your headstock
• 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
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Woodcraft’s Inferno acrylic and Tru-Stone turned pens are hot off the lathe and are shown below with the Wall Street II Pen Kits. Pen kits and pen blanks are offered in hundreds of choices and styles. In addition to the acrylic pen blanks, we also offer pen blanks in domestic wood, exotic wood, metal, poly resin, inlay, coffee bean, circuit board, deer antler, and many other unique blank choices.
This is perfect for the job.
I use this mandrel with High School students and it withstands the abuse.
Why didn't somebody think of this years ago. Finally, the perfect mandrel!
Excellent mandrel! Only one complaint
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!
Simple and Quality
Easy to use!
Adjustable so you can turn a single pen section and avoid harmonic vibrations.
Performs as indicated
It does the job. But, so does the cheasper alternative.
Better if I could hand tighten
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.
The ability to change the working length of the mandrel is a big plus.
Does what it's supposed to
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.
Could use an extra inch or two
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.