This Wood Turning 1/2" Beading Tool is used with the flute down, which enables them be used in a shear cutting manner. Sizes are bead size. Can be used on faceplate or spindle work.
-- Recommend the 8" handle with a 1/2" receiver (1/2" to 3/8" bushing not required).
Note: Light touch is all that is needed, longer handles interfere with the bed of lathe.
D-Way Beading Tool specs (shaft diameter in inches):
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Posted by Byrle Brunton on Dec 25th 2020
If you read these reviews, it is obvious that I own a number of D-Way tools. There is one reason for that: consistent excellent quality, workmanship, and customer support. These tools will change the way you turn and open many design doors. They've made turning safer and easier for me.
Posted by Jiunn-Kai Wang on Dec 13th 2020
I bought this tool in order to obtain perfect bead. The tool was easy to use and gradually formed the perfect bead. Since it has 1/2" wide blade section. The groove is slightly less than 1/2". So the bead's diameter is slightly less than 1/2".
The sharpening is easy. I use a coarse grit (250) then fine grit (600) diamond stone to smooth the upper angular surface. then use a round diamond sharpening bar to de-burr the groove.
Posted by Bill Baxley on Jan 17th 2019
I needed a larger beading tool for a special project. I have all of D-Way's beading tools and this new 1/2 inch worked perfect. I have used other beading tools but just ended up with tear out. These tools really work. Harvey Meyer introduced me to D-Way and they are the best beading tool on the market.
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