Our Woodturning Handles are milled from 6061 aluminum round bar rather than rather than tubing for better balance and strenght. A comfortable gently ribbed rubber cover provide great grip, keeps hands from cold surface, and sheds shavingsTool secured with two Stainless Steel 5/16" x 18 TPI set screws. 16" handle choice of 5/8" or 1/2" reciever. 16" handles have a threaded knob at the base so additional weight can be added if desired.
The 8" Woodturning Handle is my go to handle for my beading tools and spindle work. Spindle and beading tool cuts are not heavy cuts.
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Posted by Mike F. on Nov 25th 2017
I never thought I'd write a review of tool handles. But then, I never thought I would use use metal handles instead of wood. So here I am with 5 D-Way handles of various lengths and bushing sizes.
First I have to say these are far more comfortable than I thought any metal handle could be. The vinyl covering is thick enough to completely insulate the cold metal, but not thick enough to feel soft and imprecise. These handles are thick, comfortable and provide excellent control. They are pretty light so are not tiring to hold, but provide enough heft (volume?) to allow for confident turning. Some also allow adding weight to the handle as desired for your comfort. A cool side effect of the absurdly large fast-change knobs (if you use them) is a clear extra reference to the orientation of the tool tip.
It's a cost effective system since you can start with one handle and a couple of bushings to support many turning tools. As your needs grow and your wallet allows you can add handles for variety or just to dedicate for frequently used tools.
Great design. Excellent execution. 5 stars for sure.
Posted by noah spaeder on Apr 25th 2017
The 8 inch handle it prefrct for the small to medium size turning I do. I plan on adding more D-Way tools to my collection.
Posted by Greg Stehle on Sep 9th 2016
Got the handle earlier this week. Used it with D-Way beading tools. As with the other D-Way products I have bought, it is top quality.
Posted by Kevin Neelley on Jul 19th 2016
I bought the handle for the D-Way bead cutters. The handle feels very good and balanced. It works well with the head cutters and also the parting tool.
Posted by Tony on Feb 14th 2016
I own the 8 and 12 inches models and they are my go-to handles with all compatible chisels. The quick-change knobs are also an excellent addition, but not necessary to enjoy turning with these handles.
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