Lee Valley...best price I have seen. Wonderful folks to deal with.
Last edited by Carole Valentine; 07-01-2010 at 9:49 AM. Reason: added info
CSUSA is closing out 16" Oneway hollowing sytem. Look under closeouts on their home page.
Lee Valley doesnt sell the M8 version. Is there a big reason to pay the extra ~$70 at CSUSA for the M8.
All the oneway systems on closeout are sold out.
The mark 8 system has a completely different tool post, which is adjustable. The original system has some design issues--the cutter doesn't always stay on center as you advance through the cut, and with the mark 8 system, you can adjust the parallel of the cutter so that it stays at the right height. It also has a hollowing gate so that if you're using the mcnaughton hollowers OR any other type of boring bar for that matter, you can use it as a gate to keep the cutters from diving and catching. The extra $70 is worth it, IMHO. I'm actually purchasing the tool post myself as a replacement for the standard set I've had for a few years.
Glad I looked at this thread again. At that price, I'm just going to get a whole new system. I don't think I'll be ordering any mcnaughton tools from craft supplies anymore. Lee Valley's prices are MUCH lower--like 25% lower!!!!!!!
I emailed Lee Valley recently with the same question and they replied, promptly I might add, that they are selling the latest model.
I just placed my order at Lee Valley. I also ordered two of their economy 1/2 bowl gouges @$25.
Groan. I JUST placed an order with CSUSA....... I probably would have saved 15 or 20 bucks...... I stopped looking after the first 2 items were significantly cheaper.
Thanks for the tip. I always thought of them as having hand tools. Never thought of checking for woodturning tools. They do have great service too.
LV also has a free shipping until July 11. Not free for Kyle in HI of course, but would have been reduced by $13.50. Sorry Kyle....I feel your pain...BTDT!
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