Woodcut Bowlsaver MAX3
Woodcut Bowlsaver MAX3
£399.96 (£333.30 Ex. VAT)

Woodcut Bowlsaver MAX3

Code: 103079

  • Makes cores from 75mm to 425mm diameter and up to 150mm deep
  • Potentially quadruples output from a single blank
  • Includes three high strength, zinc coated blades with Stellite cutters
  • Stellite tips hold an edge 2-3 times longer than M2 HSS
  • 290mm handle that can also be used for 12.7mm diameter tools
  • Two point support for reduced vibration and ease of use
  • Includes MT2 stub taper for the tailstock
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£399.96 (£333.30 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Woodcut Bowlsaver MAX3
  • Woodcut Bowlsaver MAX3 25mm Toolpost
  • Crown Revolution 1/2" Blade
Total: £524.88

In Detail

If you find a particularly interesting bowl blank or have spent good money on one, the Woodcut Bowlsaver MAX3 can effectively quadruple your output. Four bowls from a single blank has to be a good option. Using the Bowlsaver MAX3 coring device, it becomes a relatively simple operation, saving the bulk of your investment from ending up in a heap of shavings. If you use the MAX3 to cut a number of cores from a green timber blank, there is the double bonus of more blanks and a shorter time before you can finish the bowls.

The Woodcut Bowlsaver MAX3 comes with three Stellite tipped, semicircular-shaped blades which are zinc coated to provide a better finish and reduce corrosion. These give you the potential to remove cores from 450mm to 75mm in diameter from the inside of the outer blank. The depth that the blades will go into the wood is adjustable from zero up to 150mm. The small blade’s range is from 75mm to 180mm; the middle blade is 200mm to 300mm and the large blade from 320mm to 450mm (depth 150 mm). The Stellite cutting tips will easily give you up to 500 bowl blanks, depending on the type of wood. Use a diamond file to sharpen the tips.

The Woodcut Bowlsaver MAX3 attaches to your lathe using a tool post and a Morse taper stub that fits into the tailstock of your lathe (MT2). This solid double support results in smooth, accurate results every time.

The Woodcut Bowlsaver MAX3 is suitable for lathes with swing between 400mm and 635mm and a minimum motor power of 1.5kW (2hp) In addition to the Bowlsaver, you will need to choose the correct diameter tool post to suit your lathe from those listed.

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This product is on page 287 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.
Reviews (4)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 3.9 out of 5 based on 4 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



8 August 2018

Angle of blades defeats the purpose

I have the Max3 and have cored a more than a dozen bowls with it. Last night coring a 17” green Silver Maple blank, it sent my Robust American Beauty into protection mode four times. Because the blades are straight across, it’s like sticking a LARGE straight-edge screwdriver straight into the wood. Forget about dry wood. If you manage to get it most of the way through and it starts skating inside the blank on the surface of the cut, good luck getting it to bite. But if it does, something has to give. Usually it stops the lathe, but sometimes that’s not enough.
So far I have sheared off several 4” - 5” tenons in my Vicmarc chuck and stopped the lathe countless times.
Regardless of what you see in demo, the reality is this is a harsh coring experience and not for the faint of heart. Hearing protection is good and nerves of steel are a must when using the larger blade.
The equipment is well made, although right out of the box I had to take a hacksaw to mine to make it fit the tool rest. This was even though I described my exact tool rest to the customer service rep.
I believe if they angled the blades the problem would be solved, but until then, mine is looking for a new home.

Ian G

7 July 2018

Woodcut Max coring

Well after mastering the wild horse ride of the McNaughton I found this so easy to use it was like a gift. I prepped & cored 18 bowls out of 4 beech blanks in 3 hours. The more I used it the easier it got,,, the last blank 4 bowls with spigot in 35 minutes.
Quality is high as is cost, but it’s no less than the OneWay system.
I would recommend this product for the dedicated amateur up to the professional.


7 June 2018

good product over priced

The first use was on a large piece of purple heart wood my lathe is an Axminster AT1628 it coped with it well got three bowls out of it well impressed looking forward to having more bowls and less shavings on the floor, i would suggest any one buying one should look at utube videos to get an idea of the process .
I have to say that i am very annoyed with Axminster power tools for charging forty pounds extra for the tool post, iam aware that there are different size tool post, but to me its like buying a car and having to pay extra for the steering wheel which you got to have make it work. Last november i e-mailed the company in Newzealand and they told me that it came with a tool post i would have bought one direct but the shipping cost and import duty were too much, i have spent over several thousand pounds with Axminster power tools on machinery and tools over many years going back to when they had a shop in the high street in Axminster, i have watched them grow and develope well done to you, but this experience with this good product has left a sour taste in my mouth and i will in future look for other suppliers .


Stuart DOE

21 September 2017

Great bit of kit if a little expensive

I was lucky to get one of the first of these imported to the UK for my VB36, it is a great tool and does exactly what it says allowing large blanks to produce multiple bowls. Not suited to small DIY lathes as some power is required to get the best results. The fit and finish are to a very high standard, heavy castings and excellent blade tips ensure good results, some vibration at times and a firm hand needed to use it to it potential. Overall very pleased, if a little expensive.

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