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Savannah turning tool qualty

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Gary Beasley, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Gary Beasley

    Gary Beasley

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg I have a beef about a tool I bought a the wood show a few years back. Its a carbide tipped hook nosed hollowing tool with the Savannah brand on it. On the surface a nice looking tool with a 3/4 inch flat bar. A week ago I got it out to work on a greenwood red oak hollow form and the bar started to deform in a bad way, wasn't even putting a lot of torque on it. A closer look revealed the 3/4 inch bar was necked down to 1/4 inch at the handle and the shaft bent at that weakend point. Poor design or material or both.
     
  2. John Torchick

    John Torchick

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    Contact the seller. Not a good advertisement for their product. Thanks for the report.
     
  3. john lucas

    john lucas

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    Why in the world would you neck anything that large down to 1/4". Someone really missed the boat.
     
  4. Bill Boehme

    Bill Boehme Administrator Staff Member

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    Never heard of that brand and I bet that nobody in Savannah has either. :D

    Stresses always concentrate at a discontinuity ... meaning a sharp corner. That sharp inside corner is an open invitation to problems ... small tang as John said and sharp corners. Look at a quality tool and you will see rounded inside corners where there is a possibility of bending stresses.
     

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