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Serious Camlock Handle

  • Hollow handle is 17.5 inches long, with a .75-inch bore.
  • Made from 303 stainless steel — can’t be tarnished when turning wet green wood.
  • Stainless steel collets take up the extra space between the outside of the gouges smaller than 3/4" and the interior wall of the locking collar. All 5/8" Serious gouges can share one 5/8" collet, all 1/2" Serious gouges can share one 1/2" collet, and all 3/8" Serious gouges can share one 3/8" collet. The Thompson lathe tools are machined to fit the Serious camlock system, but it appears that these are the only competing brand of lathe tools which are.

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  • The locking collar is free spinning, but it does this slightly off center. The tool is inserted in the open spot and then securely pinched by a 1/8 turn rotation of the locking collar.
  • System is convenient, durable, and agile — and a tremendous deal at $94.95.

Our woodturning tools are made for serious craftsmen who appreciate the difference fine materials and high performance designs can make in any project. Check out our photos and price list to see the variety of tools we currently offer.


Serious Camlock Handle

¾” Stainless Steel Handle and Foam Cover $94.95


  • Gouges must have uniform outside diameter to fit the collets and handle.
  • Collets are not including with the handle.


Contact Information

For more information about Serious Toolworks, please write or call. We look forward to hearing from you!

Phone: 1-800-211-1484
Hours 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Pacific Time (Mon-Fri)
Address: Serious Toolworks, Inc.
8900 SW Burnham Street
Suite E25
Tigard, OR 97223

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To Order:
If you have purchased from us before and prefer to pay by check, we will include an invoice with your shipment. Your payment will be due 15 days after you receive your shipment.

Online--use the Serious Toolworks Online Form. Please fill out the Contact Info and Order Info sections completely.

Telephone--we would recommend printing the Contact Form, filling it out, and calling us at 1-800-211-1484 with your order.

Product Inquiries:
Please call us at 1-800-211-1484, e-mail us at, or fill out our online Serious Toolworks contact form to send us questions about our products, services and orders. We look forward to serving you with the finest in wood turning tools.