The Sovereign is a handle system that gives the turner the ability to interchange a large range of gouges and other tool blades. The Sovereign handle is available in two sizes: 16" and 22". Each system comes complete with the desired length handle and two collets 1/2" & 3/8" plus an allen key.
Both handles will accomodate any tool with a 5/8" diameter shank. There are also two sized collets that can be used to allow 1/2" and 3/8" tool shanks to be fitted. Also available as an optional extra is a 1/4" pilot bored collet that can be drilled by the turner to fit a particular sized tool shank.
The range of tools that fit the Robert Sorby Sovereign are as follows:
Bowl Gouges - 1/4", 3/8", 1/2" and 3/4"
Spindle Gouges - 3/8" and 1/2". The 1/4" spindle gouge will fit if the 1/4" pilot bored collet is purchased.
Long & Strong Spindle Gouges - 1/2"
Extra Long Bowl Gouges - 1/2" and 3/4"
Multi Tipped Hollowing Tools are available UNHANDLED to fit (shafts have been turned down to fit in this case) and two more versions of this tool have been developed: the SOV-RS300 Extra Long Multi Tipped Hollowing Tool and the SOV-RS340 Extra Long Hollowmaster.
(All these items are available on the product listing below)
The high quality seamless steel section of the handles assists in vibration dampening and together with the Aluminium head and base gives a well balanced and comfortable feel particuarly during extended use. The Softex grip provides an extremely durable and comfortable grip together with the knurled sections on the head and base which can be securely tightened without fear of damage to the tool shaft. These two screws are located in steel inserts within the head to maintain a perfect threading function time and time again. The head also has a threaded hole in the side for the fitting of an optional side handle to provide additional support, stability and grip. The base can be unscrewed to allow for a counter balance weight to be screwed into the internal thread in the cap giving a balanced feel when using heavy gouges and blades.
Another optional extra is a coupler to allow two handles to be threaded together to create the desired length handle of 32", 38" or 44" for added support and stability.
Please go to the drop down list for all options and prices.
All prices are shown exclusive of VAT