6" 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.
These have been tested over the last few years for performance and reliability in adhesion. When properly applied using long-acting JB weld (not included), we have had no reported failures. Watch the installation video to see how easy it is to make this modification. - - VIDEO Link
By using this upgrade your tools will glide over this surface like ice skates on ice. ~ Jimmie
Posted by Luca on May 26th 2022
These work really well and are super easy to install! For less than the price of a cheap cast iron toolrest you can have a M42 steel toolrest that will never dent like cast iron!
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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