The Termite

Unprecedented ease in hollowing, finishing, and thin wall turning make this tool a must in every turner's arsenal.

Introduction

It will allow you to do end grain hollowing faster, deeper, and with more precision than ever before. As a bonus, it's great for finishing cuts on any flat or curved surface, and because it really is an end grain tool, pommels on spindles can be cut so clean it's unbelievable.

Use the Termite for the finishing cut and drastically reduce the amount of finish sanding. This will save you both time and money.

The ring bits are supplied sharp so the tool can be used straight out of the box.

The Termite is made from high speed steel. It is held with a set screw in a 7½", high strength shank, with tensile strength of over 110 000 PSI. This assembly is mounted in a hardwood handle which measures 15½" long. The total length of this tool is 23" without the cutting tip inserted in the shank.

Because bits are made from high speed steel, and we supply an efficient and simple means of sharpening them, they have a very long life.

Keeping it Sharp

In keeping with ONEWAY policy, not only do we supply a superb tool, we also supply the means of maintaining the tool. We include a mounted point dressed to the proper angle and a fixture to hold the Termite for grinding.

Simply mount the point in your router. Mount the termite in the fixture and oscillate the inside of the termite around the mounted point thus precisely recreating the edge as originally supplied.


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Pricing

 
Part No.
Price
Termite Kit
2176
€89,20

Package Includes

Handle & Shank plus the following items (shown below):

#1 Bit (3/8"), #2 Bit ("), 3mm Hex Key, Grinding Point, Grinding Block

Indepentant Reviews

Tom Hintz over at www.newwoodworker.com recently put the Termite through it's paces and was pleasantly surprised at the versatility of this tool and the great finish that can be achieved.

To read the complete review, please click here.

Optional Accessories

#3 Termite Bit (5/8")
2163
€26,42
Special Borazon Grinding Point
2936
€44,07

Borazon Grinding Point

A Borazon plated grinding point is available to replace the Aluminum Oxide point provided. It will last up to 100 times longer, and will not need dressing, as it does not tend to "clog" up.

Replacement Pieces:

 
Part No.
Price
#1 Termite Bit
2161
€22,51
#2 Termite Bit
2162
€24,57
Grinding Point
2166
€6,10
Grinding Block
2164
€9,19