Axminster Evolution Series Tool Posts
Axminster Evolution Series Tool Posts
£7.96 - £9.95 (£6.63 - £8.29 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Evolution Series Tool Posts

  • Stainless steel round bar threaded to accept Evolution Series Tool Rests
  • Separate tool rest makes system economical
  • Tool post fully interchangeable with all tool rests
  • Available diameters 16mm, 19mm, 25mm and 1"
£7.96 - £9.95 (£6.63 - £8.29 Ex. VAT)

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In Detail

Your tool rest is the point of contact between you, the lathe, the tool and the work. It is important that the tool has the smoothest possible transit along the rest. Any bumps, ridges or hollows soon take the pleasure out of turning. Most standard tool rests are cast iron or relatively soft steel. Generally these rests soon develop nicks along their length and require occasional draw filing to bring them back into a useable condition. The Axminster Evolution Tool Rest System overcomes this problem.

In order to make the system as economic as possible Axminster Evolution produces the tool rests and tool posts as separate items. The stainless steel tool post screws into the tool rest. This means a single tool post to fit into your lathe will fit any of the four lengths of tool rest. Additional tool rests simply screw onto the tool post. If you own a second lathe requiring a different diameter tool post, then the purchase of a second tool post allows you to use all your existing tool rests. Spanner flats ground onto the tool post help fitting or removing the tool rest.

The first step is to choose a tool post to suit your lathe. Tool post diameters are 16mm, 19mm, 25mm and 1"

This product is on page 276 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.
Axminster Evolution Tool Posts & Rests

Axminster Evolution Series Tool Rest System

A system from Axminster Evolution Series made entirely of stainless steel for the smoothest turning.

The chisel glides seamlessly across the rounded bar without any nicked interruptions. Plus, its stainless steel construction means it's corrosion and rust free! There are two simple steps to the system...

Choose a post

1. Select the post size

Select the post size to suit your lathe; available in 16mm, 19mm, 25mm and 25.4mm. A single tool post will fit any of the tool rests.

2. Choose a rest

These stainless steel round bars form the perfect tool rests. Choose a selection of straight and curved rests to suit all your turning projects.

  • 100mm - for working in confined spaces, ideal for box making
  • 150mm - a middleman for general size turning!
  • 200mm - for gaining more access and supporting the chisel when turning deep inside vases and other hollow forms
  • 250mm - long length allows for deep support for the chisel inside bowls or longer pieces between centres
  • S Shaped - gain greater control and get closer to the bowl when turning
Choose a rest
S Shaped Tool Rest
Reviews (2)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Melvyn Bailey

21 June 2017

tool rest

I purchased one of these with a 6" tool rest good quality. I like William Hunt would like to see a "S" shaped bowl rest

William HUNT

4 July 2016

Well Engineered Precision Tool Rest

I purchased the Evolution Tool Post Rest along with the three available rests at 250mm 150mm and 100mm that screw in onto the post. I have found that these stainless steel cylindrical rests are better for spindle work as they permit your finger to use the rest as a guide. Also, the chisel transits the rest very easily than their traditional counterpart due to the smaller contact footprint.

It would be nice to see an “S” shaped rest for bowl work added to the collection.

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