Developed over several years these new quick-release handles have better grip and the heads are self-ejecting. The collet is encapsulated in the head so when you untwist it, the collet releases and makes the blade loosen with ease.
- Small handles are approx 10" long
- Medium handles are approx 14" long
- Large handles are approx 20" long
All parts are CNC made in the UK for accuracy and the collets are made from Acetal. This is an extremely strong plastic that absorbs vibration and prevents loosening.
Each handle comes with three different size heads:
- Small: 10mm (Gold)
- Medium:13.2mm (Blue)
- Large: 16.2mm (Red)
Extra bodies can be purchased separately.
- 10mm collets suit 3/8 spindle and 1/4 inch bowl gouges
- 13.2mm collets suit 1/2" spindle gouges and 3/8 bowl gouges and any bar from 12.5mm to 13.2mm in dia
- 16.2mm collets suit 1/2" bowl gouges and 5/8 to 16mm dia bars
THESE HANDLES WILL FIT ANY TOOL I SELL, 10,13 and 16mm dia. THEY MAY FIT OTHER MANUFACTURER'S BLADES BUT THAT CAN’T BE GUARANTEED AS OTHER MAKERS USE DIFFERENT SIZE STEELS
If you own an older style handle, parts are still available on request.
I purchased one at the Newark Show last year and have been using it since. its held up to all I have thrown at it and still bounces back ready for more. I will purchase more as and when I need them
Bought these just over month ago, It is really good, well engineered and manufactured, very pleased. highly recommend
Good bit of kit
I bought the long version and a double ended bowl gouge. Very impressed. Easy to remove the tool from the handle. The collet grips well and doesn't bind at all, just twist and it pops loose. Heavy but comfortable to use.
Just got the medium sized handle. Very comfy and satisfactory overall finish. Collet has a good grip on the tool shank. Delivered 4 days after order.
Bought this set at Daventry along with bowl gouge and detail tool. Really impressed so I’ve gone ahead and got 2 more handles and spindle gouge.
Brilliant delivery arrived within 36 hours of ordering
A good weight, just right balancing vibration damping with not being too heavy. The ease of tool/collet change makes these handles workably versatile - no need to bother with Allen Keys etc. Top quality as always from Simon Hope.