14.25" Tool Rest Top Bar is used for upgrading your existing Powermatic or other cast iron or steel tool rest. The benefit is a smooth surface that will eliminate the need for filing, polishing, or waxing - it will not dent or ding like your existing tool rest.
Note: You can also cut them to custom lengths in your own shop using an angle grinder with a cut-off wheel. Do NOT use any saw blades - you will ruin them.
These have been tested over the last few years for performance and reliability in adhesion. When properly applied using long-acting JB weld, we have had no reported failures. Watch the installation video to see how easy it is to make this modification. Installation VIDEO Link
By using this upgrade your tools will glide over this surface like ice skates on ice. ~ Jimmie
Posted by PJ on Jun 21st 2022
Makes a lot of difference in the tool movement. Very quick shipping. Just as advertised. Definitely would do it again.
Posted by Unknown on Jun 6th 2022
Very high quality steel - will make a great tool rest top for my Powermatic tool rest.
Posted by Bill Elton on May 31st 2022
This was just what I was looking for...and didn't even know it. I was tired of filing and sanding the top edge of my tool rest. The tool rest's soft metal would cause the tools to catch. I was looking for a new tool rest to purchase when I noticed this advertisement for a top bar that would attach to my tool rest. I merely followed the instruction video and my tool rest now has a new working surface. The tools do not catch as they used to. The new bar is straight and hard. It works perfectly well. I would recommend it to anyone with a softer metal tool rest.
Posted by Happy Turner on May 30th 2022
Easy to install and is holding tight to the original tool rest. No dings, My gouges slide smoothly across the bar now. No more filing.
Posted by Dewey Treanor on May 23rd 2022
I purchased both the 6" & 14" tool rest bars, which were the answer to my PowerMatic lathe's terrible tool rest surface. They were simple to install and look and work great (installation video very helpful).
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