These cutters can be used two ways. Using them like a hand-held pencil sharpener, you can put accurate tenons on the tips of turnings or on rustic furniture components. The cutters can also be used with a power feed to make accurate dowelling.
Most commercial dowelling is available only in nondescript Asian wood that has been milled, not turned. It is never perfectly round and seldom accurately sized. Using a hand drill for power, you need only cut square stock slightly oversize (1/16" over is ample) and use a square socket to power the stock through the dowel cutter. The carbon-steel blade in the plated zinc-alloy body is adjustable.
Works equally well in soft, green or hard woods. The curved blade is relatively easy to sharpen when required. Available in three finish diameters: 3/8", 7/16" and 1/2". The optional straight blade can be used to cut tapered tenons.
Dowel and tenon cutters made in Canada. Patented.
The four-sided square sockets are available individually or as a set that includes a socket adapter. Dowel capacity listed below. Both have a 3/8" square-drive end. The socket adapter has a 1/4" hex shank.