This Set of 5 Wood Turning Beading Tools are used with the flute down and that lets them to be used in a shear cutting way. Sizes are bead size. Can be used on faceplate or spindle work.
-- Includes Beading Tool sizes: 1/16", 1/8", 3/16", 1/4" and 3/8".
-- If you would like to replace any of the beading tools with another size or the Diamond Tool, just add a note to your order.
-- 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.
Price does not include handles, which are sold separately. Want to add more handles? Click here >>>
D-Way Beading Specs (shaft diameter in inches):
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Posted by VITO DESARIO on Apr 6th 2021
First off D-Way Tools is an awesome company that is fast as lighting in responding to your inquiries, patient and fully informative about their products. I purchased the 5 beading tool set (with alterations) and an 8” handle. They’re not only a set of high quality, hand crafted tools that require a very small learning curve to use, but are just simply beautiful to hold and look at. After this initial purchase I have since purchased the 16” handle which has become my go to handle for most of my turning needs. Obviously I’m very happy with this product and the client services of this company. Oh and in general I don’t do reviews so there you have it.
Posted by Stan on Nov 23rd 2020
A few years ago I purchased the Sorby beading tools and used them but always had some issues getting great looking beads. Purchased the D-Way beading tools and am finding these work much better.
Posted by Anthony langlois on Oct 8th 2020
Best beading tools on the market and fantastic steel. You can't go wrong with these!
Posted by Robert McCullough on Jul 8th 2019
Easy to work with to make your design.
Posted by Chris VanWoerkom on Apr 5th 2019
These products work great. Be sure to watch the videos to learn how to properly use them. The key is to use a light touch. One thing I didn't think about when I ordered the set is that the larger beads also make a deeper groove. If you're planning to use this on a thin-walled bowl, you might consider sticking to the smaller sizes.
Posted by Unknown on Jul 10th 2018
Excellent, well made tools, recommended...
Posted by Adrian on Dec 22nd 2017
They are easy to use. My turning friends were impressed with my work.
Posted by Al Taylor on Nov 8th 2017
At first, I thought these specialized tools were a bit expensive. After receiving the 5-piece set, I'm completely satisfied with their performance, and price. They are as easy to use as Dave's video demonstrates. After cutting some test beads on a few different woods, I'd recommend Dave's tools to anyone!
Posted by Pat Miller on Oct 22nd 2017
These tools make cutting perfect clean beads possible for anyone. Great tools like all of those Dave produces.
Posted by Mark A. Zellner on Jul 29th 2017
I received my set of Beading tools from Dave and couldn't be happier. I have purchased many items from Dave: CBN wheels, spindle and bowl gouges, large scrapers, etc. All have come with the same consistent quality and workmanship - and sharp!
The beading tool set was no exception. First of all, Dave was kind enough to let me substitute the Diamond (Tear Drop) tool for one of the beading cutters. (I can see already I will get the others to complete the set!). The exact width and ability to see when the flat top of the bead disappears make it easy to make a consistent series of beads. The Diamond tool lets me sharpen and round over the edges of the last beads outside edge when a series complete. Well thought and and precise. Dave's suggestion of practicing with all of his tools certainly applies to these as well. Still playing to find the optimum angle of presentation (keep the handle low) to get crisp edges without tear out on the sides of the beads. The tools give me confidence to add embellishments without the worry of run backs when trying to create beads with a gouge or point tool.
Besides the consistent tool quality, I appreciate Dave's willingness to provide advice on the use of his tools by encouraging phone calls. Coupled with the views he and Larry Hauch created on the use, set-up, sharpening and general woodturning advice makes these the best I've purchased. (This is a comparison of Thompson, Carter and Sons, Sorby, Benjamin's Best and Crown).
I highly recommend these tools for the detail work that separates ordinary turnings from functional art pieces.
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