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What 5 turning tools you purchased that you wish you hadn't? (Read 1,043 times)
 
Glenn Jacobs
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Re: What 5 turning tools you purchased that you wish you hadn't?
Reply #15 - Mar 23rd, 2017 at 12:50pm
 
1.The tommy bar chuck from Grizzly. Will not stay tight.
2. Grizzly lathe- wished I had been on here before I jumped into turning. Would have spent $$ on Powermatic.
3. DIY Cole jaws for said chuck

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Re: What 5 turning tools you purchased that you wish you hadn't?
Reply #16 - Mar 27th, 2017 at 8:40pm
 
1. Sphere turning jig, turned 3 spheres, collecting dust ever since
2. Sorby Spindlemaster, still haven't figured out how to get it to work
3. Sorby Sovereign Ultma Hollowing tool-, Rolly Monroe works much better IMHO
4. Sorby 3/8 beading tool
5. Sorby thread chasing tools, nothing wrong with the tools, just never used them.
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Re: What 5 turning tools you purchased that you wish you hadn't?
Reply #17 - Mar 28th, 2017 at 9:40am
 
Ron, I think you need to have a tool sale.
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Re: What 5 turning tools you purchased that you wish you hadn't?
Reply #18 - Mar 28th, 2017 at 1:45pm
 
I got 3 Carter and Sons tools off Ebay for a song.  They are great tools if you are a NFL linebacker.  They are just too heavy for this old guy.  The large skew must weigh in excess of 5 pounds.  I also have a Thompson 1/2" V bowl gouge that does not get much use.  I guess that there a lot of folks that the the V shaped tools, but I am not one.
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Re: What 5 turning tools you purchased that you wish you hadn't?
Reply #19 - Mar 28th, 2017 at 2:31pm
 
Just to remind everyone, if there is a tool that you no longer use, you can always list it for sale in our classified section.
I've seen a few tools in this thread that don't seem to satisfy their owners any longer.
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Re: What 5 turning tools you purchased that you wish you hadn't?
Reply #20 - Apr 10th, 2017 at 8:50pm
 
Got a Wood River steady rest from Woodcraft for xmas a few years ago. Will not fit my Rikon lathe and from the reviews online I don't know if anyone has found a lathe that it will fit. I love Woodcraft, but cannot understand why they would carry such a bad tool.
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Re: What 5 turning tools you purchased that you wish you hadn't?
Reply #21 - Apr 11th, 2017 at 4:36pm
 
I purchased 3 tool rests from a fellow local turner (S shaped, and two bowl rests)... after a while I purchased a robust tool rest.  I wont go back...in fact I actually forgot that I had purchased the others.

I will label this as 20/20 hindsight:  I found that to make lending / demoing / borrowing parts, I should have purchased by 2036 OneWay lathe with the headstock threaded as 1 1/4 x 8 rather than the standard 33x3.5 and I probably should have had the tailstock fitted with a #2 MT rather than the standard #3.

I now have lots of adapters...that I could have skipped buying.. 

The lathe is great, but having the very slightly different fittings can become a pain... Sad
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Re: What 5 turning tools you purchased that you wish you hadn't?
Reply #22 - Apr 12th, 2017 at 11:54am
 
I haven't bought that many tools but I do regret the Sören Berger Hollowing Tool. I can't figure out how to sharpen it without destroying it. I've gone through two.

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