Axminster Evolution Series Compression Pen Mandrel
Axminster Evolution Series Compression Pen Mandrel
£44.94 (£37.45 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Evolution Series Compression Pen Mandrel

  • Made in Axminster using CNC production techniques
  • Work held in compression for accuracy and less vibration
  • Automatically adjusts for length
  • Speeds up your pen production
£44.94 (£37.45 Ex. VAT)

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In Detail

Operating in a different way to other mandrels, the Evolution Series Compression Pen Mandrel is a big step forward in mandrel design. The prepared pen blanks are located on the shaft with any bushings that may be required and then the included hollow revolving centre is simply moved into position over the shaft. When the tailstock quill is tightened it is the blank and bushings that are held in compression and not the shaft as with conventional mandrels. The result is improved concentricity and results in less vibration during turning. Because the silver steel mandrel shaft is accommodated within the revolving tailstock centre, length adjustment is unnecessary. If you make a lot of pens the time saved by using this mandrel would be considerable.

Reviews (8)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Kelvin Pitt

31 May 2016

Evolution pen mandrel

I have bought other so called pen making mandrels. Others are no match for this superbly made piece of machinery. Beautifully made and the bearings very smooth on the live centre.
BUY THIS ONE, don't waste your hard earned money on cheap rubbish.
Well done Axminster.


6 May 2016

Pen mandrel

A good solid set-up. The quality of these mandrels are second to none. Used it for the first time and very impressed with the whole system. No play between the mandrel bar and live centre. Another good purchase from Axminster.

Brian Silk

6 January 2016


Ive only been turning for a year and love every minute on the lathe, i fancied turning some pens, so i looked at various mandrels and decided on this model, i really cannot fault it, ive turned lots of pens and had no problems at all, far better investment than a cheapie version.


28 October 2015

Very good

I've made over 100 pens on this now without any issues at all. I'm very pleased.

Tony Schelts

4 August 2015

De Luxe Mandrel

Well I am very new to Pen turning and cant go by experience. I bought a budget set with blanks etc and had some success. After just a week I had to change the spindle. Anyway I have had 100% success with my pens using this mandrel. Axminster products are second to none in terms of quality. Absolutely brilliant, very practical. You cant go wrong paying a little more for such a quality item.

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