This Diamond Woodturning Tool - aka Tear Drop Tooll can be used to create fine lines, roll beads, radius edges, clean up between beads. The beauty is that it goes where you want it to go.
-- Recommend the 8" handles with 1/2" receiver, 1/2" to 3/8" bushings, & quick change knobs for all of our beading tools and Diamond tool.
Note: Light touch is all that is needed; longer handles interfere with the bed of lathe.
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Posted by Jarion on Jan 23rd 2020
I cheated a bit and borrowed this tool and a couple of beading tools from a fellow wood turner. After using his on some scrap wood for practice I went to my computer and ordered a set for myself. Since then I've used these to make a set of bee hives for my brother (a beekeeper) and the diamond tool worked extremely well. It's great for cleaning up between the beads or for making beads freehand. I wasn't certain I would need this tool but now I'm glad I got it.
Posted by Chris VanWoerkom on Apr 5th 2019
This tool is more versatile than I imagined. It nice for rounding the outside edges of your beading or making touching up for instance if one or the slots between your beads doesn't seem as deep as the rest. It's not too hard to use to make your custom width beads - just be sure to practice first.
I'm just starting to experiment with this as a more general purpose tool for cleaning up rough edges on my turnings.
Posted by Bill on Mar 9th 2019
Just purchase a couple of beading tools along with a teardrop tool and a 3/4" bottom feeder bowl gouge. Ran the through a few project and am really impressed with the quality and finish of these tools. Great job Dave and keep up the great work. Bill.
Posted by John Rander on Feb 27th 2019
I bought this tool along with two beading tools. I’m really glad that I added this to my order, as it is an excellent complement to them! Very easy to use to do detail work, touch up beads, or even to make very small beads. Delivery here to France took less than ten calendar days.
Posted by Fr Pimen on Jul 24th 2018
This tool makes the detail work a breeze. I found it by looking for a good beading tool but this surpasses all expectations.
Posted by Eerdekens Walter on Dec 24th 2017
Great tool. A must to have in every woodturners toolbox
Posted by Mike F. on Nov 25th 2017
I mentioned this Diamond (pear) tool in another review as part of the beading tool set, but it bears repeating here. There are a few tools for cutting V grooves but I don't think any of them can approach the precision, the depth and the razor thin cut of this tool - other than maybe a knife. And a knife would not stand up without frequent sharpening and probability of breakage.
This Diamond tool provides a reliable, repeatable, deep, sharp groove. The angle of approach allows this tool to cut gently or aggressively while providing beautiful precision. The pear-shaped profile makes it easy to roll out of a V groove, if you like, and round the edges of the groove for various effects with much less risk than other tools might offer.
The long, sharp profile allows easy sharpening by just touching up the flat end - you never have to address the sharp edge. This is a truly unique tool that you will find many uses for. The design is clever and, as with all Dave's tools, the manufacturing and material are top notch.
Posted by Jim on Nov 11th 2017
This is an excellent tool. It provides exacting grooves as well as allowing me to clean up any little issues I make using D-ways beading tools.
Posted by Pat on Jul 7th 2017
I tried this tear drop tool and was impressed. Cut great right out of the box. Highly recommend it.
Posted by Bob Good on Dec 5th 2016
I purchased this with a set of beading tools. Like them this tool cuts beautifully, with no tear out and a clean finish. I touch up with 600 grit abrenet and am ready to finish. If used as demonstrated, the tool will not catch or grab and does a stupendous job with detail work and bead clean up.
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