The OMW Large Radius\Ball Tool like its smaller counterpart is designed to cut round shapes or curves in brass, aluminum, steel, wood or plastic on your own lathe.
Balls in the ends of rods, shafts, or handles are easily turned with the tool. You can also make ball joints, governor weights, railing knobs, round contact points for tools, nose cones, and many other useful and decorative objects. The OMW Radius tool is sized for lathes of 5" or greater swing, and the ½" shank size will fit most standard tool holders. The tool will cut convex curves up to 1 ¾" in diameter.
Examples of work turned on the Large Radius Tool. The ball at lower right was turned from 1.5" diameter aluminum.
The tool is manufactured from the highest quality materials. Frames are machined from high strength aluminum alloy. The handle is tool steel, the pivot pins are hardened and ground and rotate in custom bronze bearings. The tool is completely machined from solid metal stock, there are no stamped, cast or pressed parts. A pre-ground High Speed steel tool bit is included. Each tool is manufactured in the USA by OMW Corporation and is carefully inspected and checked before shipment.
The tool is designed so that the center height is 3/8" from the bottom of the shank. The tool comes with a pre-ground HSS tool bit which may be easily resharpened or modified.
Basic Dimensions of the Large Radius Tool
The OMW Large Radius Tool sells for U.S. $139.95, plus $6.95 shipping and handling (US Shipment). CA residents add tax. Detailed illustrated instructions are included with each order.
OMW Large Radius/Ball Turning Tool
Order #1002 ------------------------- $139.95
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