$25.98 with 5/16″ and 11/32″ stub drill bits $26.70 value
$29.98 with 3/8″ bottoming tap and 2 stub drill bits $31.95 value
This is the original Niles bottle stopper mandrel. Through customer suggestions, the other mandrels evolved. This #2 Morse taper mandrel has a 3/8″ x 16 tpi threaded stud with the unique™tapered tapping flute making it the most efficient mandrel on the market. It also works with other projects: ice cream scoops, shaving brushes, pizza cutters, etc. It is black oxide coated to prevent rust. The 13/16″ diameter collar is the same size as stopper tops. A spanner hole makes it easy to get leverage when the wood gets difficult to remove (see photo): use a screw driver or allen wrench. The back end of the mandrel is threaded for a 1/4″ x 20 tpi draw bar. See Draw bars
Mandrels come with a thread-protector cap and 2 nylon washers (a spare because you will lose one!) to be used as a spacer to help keep some wood from locking on too tight when you are turning your project. *Tip: if the wood does get a death grip and you can’t get the project off the mandrel, put the whole thing in the freezer for 10 – 15 minutes and it will unthread once the metal shrinks.
Mandrel Comparison : this page explains the differences and usage of each mandrel style. The only difference between the #2MT-A and #2MT-B is the B has the additional option of being able to be used in jaw chucks (pictures on comparison page).
Lathes Specifications: here is a list of lathe spindle sizes and Morse taper if you are not sure.
All my ™mandrels are made in Missouri, USA