This Robert Sorby Counterweight is for the T21644 and T21645 Robert Sorby Sovereign System.
Sovereign is a new handle & tool system made entirely in the Robert Sorby factory in Sheffield which allows the turner to use a wide range for gouges & hollowing tools in one comfortable handle. The handle itself comes in two lengths - 16" & 22" & there is also a coupler available for those who wish to fit two handles together. Both handles will take a tool with 5/8" shank directly. The system can be purchased with two collets to allow 3/8" shank tools to be fitted or the collets can be purchased separately. There is the optional extra of a 1/2" pilot bored collet.
Key features of the Sovereign System:
System has been designed by an established tool manufacturer to take account of both handle & tool use to give the ultimate in comfort & balanceHandle is made from a seemless steel sectionHigh grade aluminum head & base help to dampen vibrationHandle fitted with a comfortable non-slip Softex gripKnurling on head and base give extra gripTools secured in place by brass tipped screws to avoid damageSide handle for additional control is an optional extraBase can be unscrewed to allow for counterbalance weight to be fitted into internal thread.
Please note that items in the Sovereign Turning System are purchased separately, & when combined provide the tailored tool for your desired use.