Our Wood Turning Hollowing Tool is made from 5/8's cold rolled steel and is offered in two configurations; one designed for the lathe running in forward rotation and one for the lathe rotating in reverse. Our Wood Turning Hollowing Tool is made with an outrigger to counteract rotational forces and comes with an adjustable thickness gauge to give a visual representation of wall thickness. In addition to an ergonomic and user friendly design, the hollowing tool comes with an adjustable M42 HSS scraper. The cutter is easily removable for sharpening and pivots to reach under moderately wide hollow form shoulders. The D-Way Hollowing Tool allows for a more comfortable position at the lathe.
Frequently asked question...Why do some folks like turning in reverse? Answer - It's a matter of personal preference. Some people find reverse more natural. If you own a swan neck tool or any tool that you can reverse the cutter, you could experiment with that. That would give you some feel for it. Your elbow tends to be closer to the body in reverse. Try standing in from of your lathe and go through the motions you would use to hollow. Whichever way feels better is your answer. - Jimmie
***Choose from Lathe Rotation Forward or Lathe Rotation Reverse
Posted by Greg Kent on Jul 23rd 2017
I always worry when I buy tools that you have seen the expert use. Is it really as easy as that? I can honestly say that this works beautifully , it is easy to use and the cut was very smooth. Laser set ups look so cumbersome and this is so straight forward. Great tool.
Posted by lynn telford on Jul 3rd 2017
ingenious both with the outrigger and the spring depth gauge. It was set up and ready to go except the spring has an inner part that I didn't find right away and tried drilling out the receiving hole to get the spring to fit. once I realized there was an inner part to the spring, it became much easier. Works perfectly, I've done 2 bowls so far and am very pleased.
Posted by Bob Silkensen on Apr 28th 2017
I've bought other hollowing tools but none worked like this one. Didn't want to spend a lot on some super large capture system and
I have no urge to make a deep vase so this tool fit me perfectly. Then to beat that it works great!
Posted by Brian Childers on Apr 22nd 2017
I don't know how I got along without this tool. No more struggling , no more wrestling with regular hollowing tools.
Posted by kazuyama on Mar 27th 2017
I often turn timber with reverse rotation,from end grain.
This scraper has grips and elbow pads, which can be done safely and stably.
Posted by Joe major on Sep 12th 2016
I wish i could tell everyone who turns wood just how great Daves hollower is. Just watch his video, follow his instruction, and you will be producing awesome hollow forms in no time flat. Just a really great product and great service!
Posted by Yuval Yeoman on Jul 28th 2016
I watched Daves YouTube videos a lot before purchasing this tool. I like it a lot. it not aggressive unlike the carbide tools. I only wish it came in a larger size. Hey Dave, how about one that can do 12" or 16" vessels?
Posted by Joe on Jul 13th 2016
I made my first hollow form with this tool. I ordered the reverse tool and it was very intuitive to use. I'm glad I ordered the sharpening jig because the wood I was turning was very hard and I needed to keep the cutter sharp at all times. I followed Dave's advice and turned my banjo 180 also to present more of the tool rest.
Posted by David sells on Mar 29th 2016
Every tool I have purchased from d-way has been top quality
Posted by Dave on Mar 2nd 2016
This tool is great! It is easy to use, and is better than expected. Only reason I did not rate it with 5 stars is because of operator error resulting in too frequent unpleasant catches on the bottom curve of my hollow forms. Strongly recommend buy the sharpening Widget also.
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