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    monster deluxe

    I no a lot of you love your monster handels, but what about the tools? Thinking about getting the deluxe multi tip. Just woundering if you think it's worth the money and if there's a big learning curve,or is it just like any other tool. just get used to it? Thanks
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    Bad link on yer post, it opened some kind of advertising/game page for me. My 'puter is broke, I sure don't want to mess up the wife's.
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    Steve, I haven't used any of the Monster handheld hollowing tools (unless you count the Indexer), but based on the other Monster tools I have, I wouldn't have any worries about quality or strength of the Deluxe set. There is likely some learning curve involved in using it, but I don't think it'd be any different with any other handheld hollowing tools.

    Frank, what link are you clicking? There isn't a link in Steve's post, and I can see it's not been edited since he posted it. Is there a chance you've got gremlins on the wife's computer? Sounds like you might have some adware that got into your browser.
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    Stephan I don't have his hand held unit but do have both the captured hollowing system and the articulating arm system. I can tell you they are second to none. Extremely well built and tough. I do have one of his handles so I can use it has a hand held and it is a great handle. Well built and well designed. No affiliation just one extremely satisfied customer.
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    Thanks all I decided to go with a couple different tools. I ordered the hunter swan neck and the easy rougher, along with 4 potouppri lids from woodturners catalog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    Thanks all I decided to go with a couple different tools. I ordered the hunter swan neck and the easy rougher, along with 4 potouppri lids from woodturners catalog.
    Steve
    Cool...I think you'll be happy with both of those tools.
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    Stephen, I love the Hunter swan, as well as its straight necked mate. They took a bit of a learning curve, but Mike Hunter was at the box turning class for a couple of days so I got some hands on instruction from the inventor. Holler if you want some insight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Stephen, I love the Hunter swan, as well as its straight necked mate. They took a bit of a learning curve, but Mike Hunter was at the box turning class for a couple of days so I got some hands on instruction from the inventor. Holler if you want some insight.
    Thanks carol if i have any issues i'll do that. I've had the #4 hunter for about 1 1/2 years and i really like that. That's one reason i went and ordered the swan neck.
    Vaughn i seem to recall that you have the easy rougher. if i remember right And i could be wrong. that Stu sent ya the mini? That's one reason i went with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    ...Vaughn i seem to recall that you have the easy rougher. if i remember right And i could be wrong. that Stu sent ya the mini? That's one reason i went with that.
    You have a good memory for someone our age. I've got the Ci1 and Ci0, both unhandled, that I use in Monster handles. I've also used the Ci0 in the Monster Articulating Arm rig. (I use a couple of Monster carbide cutters that I have for the hollowing rig, too.) Then I have the Ci1 and Ci0 Minis, with handles, courtesy of Stu. (Thanks again, Stu.) All four have been great tools to own and use.

    The Ci1 is great for roughing, but it also makes nice intermediate and finishing cuts. Lately, I've been doing most of my roughing with a 3/4" bowl gouge and saving the carbide cutter for bulk waste removal after the blank's been cleaned up and rounded. Then I go back to the bowl gouges (and scrapers) for the finishing cuts. The Ci0 gets most of its use doing cleanup work in places where a scraper isn't getting good results, but it also makes quick work of little pieces like paperclip and potpourri bowls. I can go from drilled hole to finish cuts ready for 120 or 220 grit on the inside in about 5 minutes. The minis get used for details on larger pieces. I've not done any small pieces yet where I used the minis exclusively, but I know I could. (Keep in mind, I like to use a 3/4" or 5/8" bowl gouge to make bottle stoppers, so I'm kinda strange that way.)
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