Tool Rests

Note:  Lathe sizes below refer to the maximum swing, or diameter, the lathe will turn.  If you are unsure, measure from the bed of the lathe up to the center of the spindle and multiply the measurement by “2”.   The post size diameter refers to the diameter of the post, or stem, on your toolrest.

ProductsMini and Midi Lathes12 inch Lathe14 inch Lathe16 inch Lathe20,24,25 inch Lathes

Tool Rest Dimension Sheets

Robust Comfort Rests earned their name because your hand fits comfortably in the radius of the rest, whether you use an overhand or underhand grip.

You can drop the handle of your tools at a angle greater than 45 degrees for shear scraping and skew cutting action.

4, 6, 9, 12 and 15 widths are available in sizes to fit most 16-25" lathes.

Low Profile Rests are for spindle turners that like to wrap their hand around the tool rest. They are also your choice for smaller lathes.

Like the Comfort rests, you can also drop the handle of your tools at a greater than 45 degree angle.

4, 6, 9 and 12 widths are available in sizes to fit most 12-25" lathes.

Curved Tool Rests help you follow the curve of a conventional open bowl. Both and Interior and Exterior style if available.

Sizes are available to fit most 16-25" lathes.

The straight-line overhang of the interior rest is about 9.5". Straight line overhang of the exterior rest is about 5.5"

The radius of both rests is the same, about 8".

J-Rests work great for conventional bowls and deeper open forms like vases and hats.

14" J-Rests are available to fit most 16-25" lathes and come with a 1" diameter tool post.

Straight line overhang of the 14" J-Rest is about 9" on the long side and about 3.25" on the short side.

9" J-Rests are available to fit most 12-25" lathes and come with a 1" diameter tool post.

Straight line overhang of the 9" J-Rest is about 5.25 " on the long side and about 2.25" on the short side.

Mini J-Rests
are the 9" J-Rest fit with a 5/8" post.

Please note, lathes with a 25mm diameter post such as the Grizzly or Laguna 1847 or their clones, are easily mistaken for 1” diameter posts, which will not fit.  

25mm and 30mm Metric sizes are available special order, as are ¾”, 7/8” 1 1/8” and 1 ¼”.  

Extra charges will be incurred for special made toolrests.  Please place orders for specials over the phone.  

Extra-long tool rests with two posts, up to 36” long, are also made to order. Please call to order.

Mini and Midi Lathes

12" Lathe Rests
14 inch Lathe Rests
16 inch lathe tool rests
20,24,25" Lathes