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    Default Hamlet tools bargain or not?

    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.
    Jason.

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    That sounds cheap to me and I probably would have bought them. But I'm no expert on tools or anything else!
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    Those prices look quite good. I use Hamlet tools and have found them to be very good quality

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    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

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    Jason, that a good buy go for it. Woodfast make a good lathe. Welcome to the club.

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    Sounds a good price for Hamlet.
    Reality is no background music.
    Cheers John

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    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 .
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    Great tools, great prices! Go for it!!

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    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.
    Jason

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