Kelton Centre Saver

Timber isn't cheap. Good, attractive timber is positively expensive. So why do we happily convert most of it into shavings on our workshop floors? Primarily because we believe we have no alternative. That may have been true before the advent of the McNaughton Centre-Saving system but this clever and versatile tool provides a realistic way for you to "core out" blanks from within your turning timber, creating extra material for you to use at no extra cost. Hugely popular with professional turners and described by Ray Key as "the turning tool of the century" here's a real opportunity to actually reduce the cost of your hobby. Imagine getting four bowl blanks or even two or three – but why not five or six - out of your source material?

Five configurations of this great tool are available. Each includes a pin gate, restraint yoke, toolpost, handle and a selection of blades, as follows:-

  • Micro set: 3 curved blades plus one straight blade of 1/8" x 5/8" cross-section. The three pin Micro gate supplied accepts both Micro and Small centre saving blades.
  • Small set: 3 curved blades plus one straight blade of 13/64" x 3/4" section. The five pin gate supplied accepts all current sizes of centre saving blades.
  • Standard set: 3 curved blades plus one straight blade of 1/4" x 1" section. The five pin gate supplied accepts all current sizes of centre saving blades.
  • Large set: 2 curved blades plus one straight blade of 1/4" x 1.1/4" section. The five pin gate supplied accepts all current sizes of centre saving blades.
  • Combined set: 3 curved blades plus one straight blade from the Standard set AND 2 curved blades plus one straight blade from the large set with the five pin gate described above.

Because this system is so flexible in terms of the size and shape of core that can be taken with any particular blade, it is difficult to specify any sort of exact size range for each set. The following guidelines, whilst by no means "absolute" may help.

  • The Micro system has been designed to cater for those who work in valuable tropical and exotic timbers and whose work is probably in a size range from 4" to 8" diameter
  • If you typically work with blanks in the size range 6" (100 mm) to 10" (250 mm) diameter, then the Small set will probably fulfill your needs
  • For work in the 8" to 14" (200 mm to 350 mm) range, then I would opt for the Standard system
  • If you routinely handle work in the 10" to 18+" (250mm to 450 mm) diameter range, then the Large set is for you.

Note that additonal blades may be purchased to extend the range of your basic set, up or down and that there is considerable overlap between the sizes of cores that can be taken with the different sets.

Please note that the system is supplied with a 1" diameter toolpost stem. Other sizes are available as accessories

McNaughton Standard Centre Saver. complete (1in toolpost)

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCS-S
£287.75 inc VAT£239.79 excl VAT

McNaughton Large Centre Saver. complete (1in toolpost)

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCS-L
£323.23 inc VAT£269.36 excl VAT

McNaughton Combined Centre Saver. complete (1in toolpost)

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCS-C
£405.96 inc VAT£338.30 excl VAT

McNaughton Small Centre Saver. complete (1in toolpost)

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCS-M
£267.06 inc VAT£222.55 excl VAT

McNaughton Micro Centre Saver. complete (1in toolpost)

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCS-I
£193.79 inc VAT£161.49 excl VAT

Kelton Blade for Standard Centre Saver, straight

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCS-BLD-S1
£40.34 inc VAT£33.62 excl VAT

Kelton Blade for Standard Centre Saver, long curve

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCS-BLD-S2
£40.34 inc VAT£33.62 excl VAT

Kelton Blade for Standard Centre Saver, medium curve

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCS-BLD-S3
£40.34 inc VAT£33.62 excl VAT

Kelton Blade for Standard Centre Saver, tight curve

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCS-BLD-S4
£40.34 inc VAT£33.62 excl VAT

Kelton Blade for Large Centre Saver, straight

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCS-BLD-L1
£59.44 inc VAT£49.53 excl VAT

Kelton Blade for Large Centre Saver, long curve

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCS-BLD-L2
£59.44 inc VAT£49.53 excl VAT

Kelton Blade for Large Centre Saver, tight curve.

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCS-BLD-L3
£59.44 inc VAT£49.53 excl VAT

Kelton Blade for Small Centre Saver, straight

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCS-BLD-M1
£38.29 inc VAT£31.91 excl VAT

Kelton Blade for Small Centre Saver, long curve

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCS-BLD-M2
£38.29 inc VAT£31.91 excl VAT

Kelton Blade for Small Centre Saver, medium curve

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCS-BLD-M3
£38.29 inc VAT£31.91 excl VAT

Kelton Blade for Small Centre Saver, tight curve

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCS-BLD-M4
£38.29 inc VAT£31.91 excl VAT

Blade, micro CS, straight

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCS-BLD-I1
£26.81 inc VAT£22.34 excl VAT

Blade, micro CS, long curve

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCS-BLD-I2
£26.81 inc VAT£22.34 excl VAT

Blade, micro CS, medium curve

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCS-BLD-I3
£26.81 inc VAT£22.34 excl VAT

Blade, micro CS, tight curve

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCS-BLD-I4
£26.81 inc VAT£22.34 excl VAT

Kelton Laser Guide for Centre Saver Systems (excl. laser)

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCS-LASER
£51.13 inc VAT£42.61 excl VAT

1 inch dia. toolpost for Kelton Centre Saver (not Micro)

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCOL1
£14.40 inc VAT£12.00 excl VAT

25mm dia. toolpost for Kelton Centre Saver (not Micro)

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCOL25
£14.40 inc VAT£12.00 excl VAT

3/4 inch dia. toolpost for Kelton Centre Saver (not Micro)

Brand:
Kelton Industries
Part Number:
KELCOL34
£17.40 inc VAT£14.50 excl VAT
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