|Review by jeffthewoodwacker||posted 01-02-2009 03:13 AM||2559 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I was given the opportunity to test out the Steussy 6” bowl saw and I was impressed. I have used several different coring systems to get multiple bowls from one blank but always felt that the cost of most of these would keep most turners from purchasing. Dick Steussy has created an inexpensive tool that gives even novice turners the opportunity to get two or three bowls out of one blank.
The bowl saw has a good handle to hold what looks like sawsall blade on steroids. You mount your blank and follow the simple instructions that are included with the tool. With the 6” bowl saw you should get a blank 5 – 5 1/2 inches in diameter. The 8” bowl saw will give you a blank 7inches to 8 1/2 inches in diameter. From one blank with both tool sizes you have the opportunity to get three bowls – one “parent” bowl and two “daughter” bowls. With a little planning you have several options with your finished bowl design. Now turners have the opportunity to increase their productivity and yield from bowl blanks. The bowl saw reduces wood waste! Price for the Bowl Saw is $39.95 each plus shipping. If you want more information go to www.bowlsaw.com . I found the bowl saw safe and easy to use and give it my highest recommendation.
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