Set of 2 Beading Tools. These Wood Turning Beading Tools are used with the flute down - which lets them be used in a shear cutting manner. Sizes are bead size. Can be used on faceplate or spindle work.
-- Beading Tool Choices are 1/16", 3/32", 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" & Diamond Tool.
-- 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 Curtis Stacy on Aug 28th 2020
I turn small bowls from soft wood and was surprised that I was able to get a clean bead. There is a learning curve but that is with any new tool you buy. I would recommend the product and company for quality and service.
Posted by keith mosley on Jul 21st 2020
Splendid tools. Arrive sharp with the cutting part protected.
Really like the shear cutting approach rather than scraping. Find it much easy to keep the tops on the beads than using the previous scraping tools.
Also like the fact they come un-handled. I'm six five and have hands the size of diner plates so like to turn my own handles to suit using One-Way Thread-Lok ferrules.
Posted by Kenan Hunter on Jun 20th 2020
I got the 3/8 and 1/8 inch beading tools. After a few minutes of experimenting I was able to add some nice interest to my turned pieces.
Easy to use and very good quality tools.
Posted by Byrle Brunton on Apr 20th 2020
I purchased four sizes of the beading tools. Just like the rest of their products, these completely outperform even what the manufacturer states. Great quality, great results, easy to sharpen.
Posted by Robert Peterson on Feb 13th 2020
I originally bought the 1/4 in tool with handle. I wanted to give it a try. It worked so well I purchased the 1/8 and 3/8 tools. I only bought one handle and a bushing so I am able to just switch cutters. They really work nicely!
Posted by Jarion on Jan 23rd 2020
I ordered these along with the diamond tool (see my review) and love all three tools. The beading tools make it dead simple to make consistent beads. I'm lazy so it's nice to be able to breeze through a tedious process.
If you're thinking about buying don't hesitate - you will enjoy using them.
Posted by Harold Mills on Dec 2nd 2019
I purchased 4 beading tools (1/16, 3/32 1. 1/8 and the Diamond tool) and a 12” handle and knob. What a simple system to master. But the jewel of my buy was the Diamond tool. I was trying to make small beads and the 1/16 was not small enough. The diamond tool worked but the learning curve was a little longer, however the result were great. The handles I found a little fat or bulky for the beading tools, but it was outstanding for my other gouges. I though the knob was a little clunky but after a little use I kind of like it too. Highest of quality product, far superior to the beading tools I had. I will be buying the rest of the set in the future.
[Appreciate the positive review. We have the best customers out there!!
For those considering purchase of handles for Beading Tools, strongly suggest use of an 8" Handle (1/2" Receiver w/ 1/2" - 3/8" Bushing)]
Posted by Albert on May 26th 2019
I purchased two beading tools and with little practice I find them to an excellent tool giving clean cuts and easy to use. I will be using D-Way tools again.
Enjoyed the videos Dave.
Posted by Steve on May 3rd 2019
Nice high quality tools. Have only had the chance to use them on one project but they have worked great and are still holding the original edge.
Posted by Doug Schneiter on Mar 13th 2019
I have been using the D-Way beading tools for several years, and find that with proper technique, they can form great beads in many different types of wood. I recommend these tools when I am doing demos and workshops, for my students who want to use the best tool for the job.
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