View Full Version : Hamlet tools bargain or not?

21st Feb 2009, 03:46 PM
Hi All
I was at a shop today & 2 HAMLET turning tools caught my eye,
They were on a clearance table.
One was a 1/2" roughing gouge for $52 ,the other a
3/8" std spindle gouge for $38,both brand new with handles.
I don't have a lathe as yet but i will be buying one shortly,
So i was just wondering if these tools are something that would
be used alot or only on the odd occasion.I did not purchase them
but if worthwhile i will go & get them first thing tommorrow morning,
if they are still there.
PS:If it's any help the lathe i am thinking of buying is WOODFAST M305
so i will be attempting to turn pens,small bowls etc.
any advice woud be appreciated.

21st Feb 2009, 03:53 PM
That sounds cheap to me and I probably would have bought them. But I'm no expert on tools or anything else!

21st Feb 2009, 04:08 PM
Those prices look quite good. I use Hamlet tools and have found them to be very good quality :2tsup:

21st Feb 2009, 04:17 PM
They are good prices...Carbatec has the Hamlet 1/2" roughing gouge for about $83.00 and the spindle for $58.00. If your going to take up turning, grab them at that price. Hamlet is a decent brand

21st Feb 2009, 07:44 PM
Jason, that a good buy go for it. Woodfast make a good lathe. Welcome to the club. :U

21st Feb 2009, 09:25 PM
Sounds a good price for Hamlet.

21st Feb 2009, 10:02 PM
I think i would burn my self going to reach for my wallet ( or at least through my sholder out ) ive got a hamlet bowl gouge and it's a great tool to use .

22nd Feb 2009, 08:19 AM
Great tools, great prices! Go for it!!

22nd Feb 2009, 03:36 PM
Just got back from Dubbo,tools were
still there so i bought them.
Also picked up a Robert Sorby 3/4" round nose scraper for $40
Thanks for your replies.