With a short tool rest you get to places where the long tool support does not come. If you are just starting to turn wood, you will find that you do not need it. But every turner has 1 hanging in the rack. Simply, because it turnes out to be handy …
Robust tool rests always have a hardened top. This ensures an always smooth surface to allow the tool to run over smoothly. So there will be no dents or deep scratches in your chisel support. A huge plus!
The Tool rest is 15 cm long and can be supplied with a 30 mm or a 1 inch (25.4 mm) post. (Select in the pull-down menu).