Bearpaw Parallel Taper Tool
Starting at: £0.55
Available versions: 5/16 inches, 11/32 inches, 23/64 inches
Use: wooden shafts, bamboo shafts
Function: parallel milling
Nice Little Tool!
Well made tool and works perfectly well with Brearpaw parallel points. If using by hand, I would recommend you use rubber coated work gloves as it makes life much easier. The cutting head is approx 11mm dia and will also fit into a standard 13mm drill chuck if you want to use it with a drill + bench clamp and suitable personal protective equipment.
This is a Bearpaw tool, so it may not be suitable for other manufacturers points. The only additional step I take is to lightly run a craft knife blade around the back of the fitted point to cut any stray small splinters. The parallel points also seem to sit 100% parallel to the shaft, whereas a taper may be slightly off. They also don't snag on heavy duty plastic target faces.
Well made but doesn't do the job well
Very disappointed with this tool, although well engineered it just does not remove sufficient material, because of this preparation time before gluing the tip on is more than doubled as considerable sanding is needed.