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    Hollowing systems

    Which do you prefer Articulated or captured arm hollowing system? And lets go for broke which system do you prefer. I know some of you have made your own but I do not have the expertise to do so.

    Dennis

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    Monster One day I will have onehttp://monster-lathe-tools.com/
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    I like the articulating arm unit. Then I decided to get the captured rig also. Both have their places but if I could have just one it would be the articulating unit. Both are the monster units from Monster Tools. Just a happy camper.
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    I bought the Monster Captive system first, then later bought the Monster Articulated Arm system. Like Bernie, if I had to choose one, it'd be the Articulated Arm.

    My recommendation would be either of the systems Monster sells, with the disclaimer that I'm a friend of Randy Privett (the Monster maker) and I helped build his website. Regardless of my connection to the company, I think the Monster tools are the best value in the hollowing tool market.
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    Monster Articulated Arm system - Nothing to compare it to other than i took a class that had the Derry system which worked well. I bought the articulated and it comes with extensions, tips etc and the support has been great. I have no regrets.........Dan
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    I built my own captured D-handle type, I've not used the others, so I can't comment, but the articulated arm units sure look great!
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    Another vote for the Monster systems (I have both) and with the same disclaimer as Vaughn - Randy is a friend of mine.
    Steve

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    I have an articulated system - the Kobra.

    Seems like friends have an influence here. I am friends with the guys that developed the Kobra.

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    Ibuilt my own elbow tool. Like it a lot. Also built a captured rig, gave that to my son, Jeff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    I have an articulated system - the Kobra.

    Seems like friends have an influence here. I am friends with the guys that developed the Kobra.
    Except in Vaughn's case I hear his friend discount from Randy, is that Vaughn has to pay twice the going rate.
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