It's a pain for many pen turners when the mandrel bends and ruins the live centre whilst turning a blank.
With the Pen Mandrel Saver, less pressure is applied to the live centre which prevents it from bending the shaft.
The mandrel saver features Japanese Made 6002NSE Thrust bearing which is the same as a Heavy Duty Live Centre.
Proudly Made in Australia for Timberbits. The Chinese mandrel savers that you can get for around $15 has just a standard bearing not designed for the thrust load. It squeals and overheads very quick - and results in a failed tool.
Buy the best you can afford - that way you only cry once.
Available for MT1 & MT2 mandrels.