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Bodger 3/8 inch Bedan

Bodger 3/8 inch Bedan 169219
Bodger 3/8 inch Bedan 169219Bodger 3/8 inch Bedan Cross Section
Bodger 3/8 inch Bedan
Highland Item # 169219

Price : $42.00
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Bodger 3/8 inch Bedan

Bedan Cross Section
Bedan Cross Section

The Bedan is a variation on the standard parting tool. It is 3/8" wide and the sides are tapered from top to bottom at approximately 3°. The cutting edge bevels from top to bottom. (It is used bevel side down).

The Bedan excels at creating convex beads and steps on spindle work and forming tenons or chucking recesses on bowl work. It is also very good for plunge hollowing cuts in boxes and small bowls. The tapered sides help prevent the tool from binding in tight cuts.

If you’re new to woodturning, our Bodger woodturning tools are a great entry level tool for woodturners starting out. They have full size hardwood handles, metal ferrules, are dimensioned to the North American standard and come with decent angle geometries on the ground edges (though you can always re-grind according to your preferences).

Bodger tools are made from 4341 HSS. While not as hard as other blends of HSS found in the turning tools we offer from Sheffield England or from north America, these tools are very economical and have proven to be ideal for use by our students in our beginning turning classes. This economy also makes them a good choice for newbie turners as they learn how to sharpen, since excessive grinding that happens as technique is perfected is best done on budget priced turning tools versus premium grade turning tools. They also can be a good affordable choice for experienced turners needing a single tool profile that may be used less frequently, though is still indispensable.

Made in China

  • Handle length - 12"
  • Overall length - 18-3/4"
  • Reach - 6-3/4"
  • Steel Width - 3/8"
  • Steel Thickness at top - 3/8"
  • Steel Thickness at bottom - 5/16"

Product Warnings


This product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.
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