Robust Low Profile Tool Rest 9" Wide

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Robust Low Profile Tool Rest 9" Wide

Robust tool rests are possibly the finest tool rests ever designed for woodturning.  In our opinion, there is no better and more economical way to upgrade your lathe's performance than to purchase a set of Robust tool rests.  Robust tool rests are fabricated from powder coated steel and have proprietary hardened steel rod as the tool rest surface that provides a smooth surface which will never ding, nick or need filing.  Your tools will glide effortlessly across the rod whether it is a straight style, curved style or the unique "J" style. Robust Tool Rests are offered in dozens of variations to accommodate just about every lathe on the market as well as your own turning style.  The rests themselves are offered as the "Comfort Style" and "Low Profile" style which are described below. Here at The Woodturning Store, we usually stock every style rest, in most post lengths and even special post diameters.  Give us a call and we will be glad to help you.  We will even special order tool rests for you if you have a special requirement.

Click on the images below for detailed information on the Tool Rests
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Tool Rest Selection Matrix Tool Rest Dimensions Chart

Robust Comfort Tool Rests  Robust Comfort Rests earned their name because your hand fits comfortably in the radius of the rest, whether you use an overhand or underhand grip. You can drop the handle of your tools at a angle greater than 45 degrees for shear scraping and skew cutting action.  4, 6, 9, 12 and 15 widths are available in sizes to fit most 16-25" lathes. Comfort Rests come with a 1" diameter tool post. 1 1/8", 1 1/4" and 30mm diameter posts are also available.  Call for availability.

    
Whether you use an overhand or underhand grip, you will see why they are called Comfort Rests  

 

        

Robust Low Profile Tool Rests   Low Profile Rests are for spindle turners that like to wrap their hand around the tool rest. They are also your choice for smaller lathes. Like the Comfort rests, you can also drop the handle of your tools at a greater than 45 degree angle.  4, 6, 9 and 12 widths are available in sizes to fit most 14-25" lathes.  Low Profile Rests come with a 1" diameter tool post. 1 1/8", 1 1/4" and 30mm diameter posts are also available.  Call for availability.

Low Profile Rests allow you to wrap your hand around the rest for extra control.  

 

Mini Rests are Low Profile Rests fitted with a 5/8" post. They will fit most mini lathes sold today. 3/4" posts are availalble special order.

Robust Curved Tool Rests  Curved Tool Rests help you follow the curve of a conventional open bowl. Both and Interior and Exterior style are available. The straight-line overhang of the interior rest is about 9.5". Straight line overhand of the exterior rest is about 5.5"  Sizes are available to fit most 16-25" lathes. Curved Tool Rests come with a 1" diameter tool post. 1 1/8", 1 1/4" and 30mm diameter posts are also available.  Call for availability.

 

Robust Curved Tool Rests

Interior Curved Rest above. Note the built-in relief on the Interior Curved Rest that allows you to get the hardened rod close to the work.

Exterior Curved Rest above.  The central position of the tool post is the ideal location for maximum flexibility in positioning.  The tool rest can get right up the chuck jaws

Robust J-Rests Curved style Tool Rests

J-Rests are the newest Robust tool rest offering. They work great for conventional bowls and deeper open forms like vases and hats.

14" J-Rests are available to fit most 16-25" lathes and come with a 1" diameter tool post. 1 1/8", 1 1/4" and 30mm diameter posts are also available.  Call for availability.

Straight line overhang of the 14" J-Rest is about 9" on the long side and about 3.25" on the short side.

9" J-Rests are available to fit most 12-25" lathes and come with a 1" diameter tool post. 1 1/8", 1 1/4" and 30mm diameter posts are also available.  Call for availability.

Straight line overhang of the 9" J-Rest is about 5.25 " on the long side and about 2.25" on the short side.

Mini J-Rests are the 9" J-Rest fit with a 5/8" post. 3/4" Posts are also available special order.

 

 Call us today and let us help you upgrade your lathe tool rests to Robust!