The Essential Elbo 2* includes:
- Elbo 2 (articulating arm and base)
- 16” Straight Cutting Bar (comes with one ¼” cutter and one 3/16” cutter)
- 16” Stabilizing Handle (wood grip hand turned by Tim Yoder)
To complete your order you must choose the base to fit your lathe.
- Tall Base works with swings 19.5"-26.5"
- Short Base works with swings 11.5"-19.5"
(Swing is the distance from your lathe bed to the center of the spindle multiplied by 2. For example, 8” from bed to spindle x 2 = a 16” swing)
Don’t forget to visit the Accessories page to purchase carbide cutters, bar adapters, replacement cutters and sharpening jigs!
The Essential Elbo 2 (EE2) is for the woodturner who wants to beging to turn vases and wide mouth vessels. Machined from solid steel the EE2 provides unique articulation, a removable stabilizer handle, nickle protective coating, native 3/4" receiver for bars, adapts to 3/8", 1/2" and 3/8" bars, universal lathe mounting base and is entirely milled and assembled in Tulsa, Oklahoma USA by Tim Yoder. Note: If you later wish to create more rounded shapes with small openings I recommend that you purchase the John Jordan Hook Tool.
The Elbo 2 at its core is a unique articulating arm that provides fingertip control and robust construction for hollowing vessels. The original Elbo was the first hollowing system to use articuation and the Elbo 2 improves upon that design. The tool is rock solid and can work on any length lathe.
The 16" straight cutter arm allows you to hollow up to 12" deep. It comes with two 5% Cobalt high speed steel cutters. The 1/4" cutter is designed for quickly hogging out green wood. It is also great for those final smoothing cuts. The 3/16" cutter is perfect for deep hollowing and difficult wood. Because of its small profile it takes a smaller bite reducing vibration and catches allowing you to go deeper into your blank. Each cutter is over 2" long. With that much steel your cutter can last you months and even years.
The 16" handle provides stability when hollowing and when you begin to go deeper into the wood. With a gentle swing of the handle your tool tip swings in small controlled movements. This gives you precise control of the cutter tip, reducing miscuts and catches. The wood grip is personally turned by Tim Yoder.
All products may be returned for a full refund with free return shipping within 30 days of purchase. We will send you a postage paid label for any return. Elbo Tool items MUST be packaged in the original packaging material to receive free return shipping. If you do not have the packaging material let us know and we will ship you the cushioning. There will be a $20 charge for shipping the packaging materials and that will be deducted from your refund. We will include a postage paid return label. Items returned after 30 days up to 180 days will receive a refund minus return shipping charges. We will send you a postage paid return label. Refunds only apply to the original purchaser.
*Product will look slightly different than the photos due to recent upgrades to the Elbo 2.
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I love this tool, It is built strong and is extremely easy to set up. It does a suburb job of safely hollowing large and small vessels alike.