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8" Aluminum Handle - 1/2" Receiver

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 Product Description

Our Woodturning Handles are milled from 6061 aluminum round bar rather than tubing for better balance and strength. They are 1 1/4" in diameter. A comfortable gently ribbed rubber cover, provides great grip and keeps hands from cold surface. Tool secured with two Stainless Steel 5/16" x 18 TPI set screws. Handle choice of 5/8" or 1/2" receivers. 

The 8" Woodturning Handle is our go-to handle for my beading tools, detail and spindle work - not heavy cuts. 

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  1. Handle

    Posted by brian wallace on Apr 6th 2022

    Beautifully crafted handle, solid with excellent balance .

    Highly recommended !

  2. Great Handle!

    Posted by Matt Clarke on Dec 17th 2021

    I purchased this together with the 3/8" bushing, for use with my smaller skews and negative rake scrapers. This handle is light and such a pleasure to use. I plan to purchase some of the longer handles soon.

  3. Absolutely Love D-Way Handles!!

    Posted by Nathan Z. on Apr 8th 2021

    Simply the best! The handles have a perfect weight too them, not too heavy, not too light... just right! Helps me with controlling the tool and creating super smooth curves. Compared to any of my other handles these are the clear winner! Highly recommend!

  4. Great Handle for Beading Tools

    Posted by Steve Elliott on Mar 5th 2021

    This short handle is great for use with the beading tools. Still have plenty of room over the ways to do faceplate work on 18" lathe. Couldn't use the handle when working on my Jet 12" mini, but the tools work fine without the handle.

  5. Great Handle!

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 28th 2020

    Have been using this handle for a few months now. Using it with the beading tools had made cutting beads easier and much more predictable. The handle itself if easy on the hands and provides just enough leverage to make the beading tools just cut very fine shavings (whips of wood). Really glad I broke down and got the handle, and the bushing.

  6. Good feel

    Posted by Guy Mueller on Oct 15th 2019

    I wasn't sure about these handles. The rubberized grip are perfect compared to handles that are not rubberized. Handle and bushing system allows you to spend less money on handles.

  7. Great handles

    Posted by John D from NH on Jan 20th 2019

    The 8" are in my opinion the best available for finesse tools like beading tools, or for any tool used on a mini lathe. Very well made and should last a lifetime. Highly recommend to anyone that wants the best.

  8. Great Tools

    Posted by Curtis S. on Jan 29th 2018

    Recently I purchased my first wood lathe and I am a novice at woodturning. I did a lot of research before deciding on purchasing both my lathe and my turning tools. After reading what others were saying about quality woodturning tools, I decided on purchasing D-Way tools. I called D-Way and was surprised that Dave, the owner of D-Way, answered the phone. He helped me greatly by giving me practical advice, based on his many years of woodturning experience, about which tools I would need for the particular type of turning that I wanted to do. I purchased 18 tools and 8", 12", and 16" handles from D-Way. The tools and handles arrived in three days. The quality of the tools and handles is exceptional. They arrived very sharp and I am very impressed as to how long they hold a sharp edge. I am also very pleased with the flexibility of these tools and how easy it is to switch the handles in order to have a longer or shorter length tool. I can whole heartedly recommend D-Way woodturning tools to anyone who is looking for high quality lathe tools that are sharp, cut wood like butter, and hold their sharpness well. The tools and handles are great and so is the customer service.

    Curtis S

  9. excellent quality

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 18th 2018

    The handle is very well made. I would recommend this handle to my friends. I plan on getting more of them in the future. Good price too!

  10. Designed by a Very Experienced Turner

    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.

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