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Our Price: $380.00

Hover over the Clark Steady Rests Menu above then in the dropdown menu click on CREATE Steady Rest to navigate to the Clark Steady Rest information and custom ordering pages.

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The white steady rest is for a smaller lathe and depicts a flat base with 3 arms rotated to clear a laser thickness guide. This style Clark Steady Rest was built for a 16 inch swing Jet lathe and would cost $380. A variety of sizes, numbers and positions of arms with wheels, and 2 base configurations are available. See the other photos for examples.

When you are ready to customize your own Clark Steady Rest, you can click on the "CREATE your Clark Steady Rest" link in the Steady Rest drop down menu or at the top of the Main description page.

NO COLOR option is now available with discount for no powdercoating or painting. This option gives the turner the option of getting the system in raw metal. It will not be sandblasted and may have some minor rust but will save some money.
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  • The large steady can hold a project with a 23" diameter. The wheels can be retracted well out of the way of the project and the steady rest moved out of the way near the headstock. This eliminates the need to remove the steady from the lathe bed. The alignment plate keeps the steady at 90 degrees to the lathe bed. A 15/16 socket wrench is needed to tighten the attachment plate to secure the steady rest to the lathe bed.
  • The aluminum arms which hold the wheels are 1.25" diameter. A flat is milled on the arm which provides proper alignment of the wheel when the set screws are tightened on this flat. Wheels are roller blade type of about 3 inches in diameter.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review »

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Eight Wheels...nothing less October 19, 2017
Reviewer: craig lofton from dallas, TX United States  
I turn deep (28"+) Norfolk Island Pine vessels.  Prior to purchasing an eight wheel Clark Steady Rest, the rests I used had three wheels.  I cannot adequately convey the quantum leap in stability EIGHT wheels makes.  Its like going from a Jeep Wrangler on a washed out dirt road to a Bentley New Continental GT on fresh blacktop.  Eight wheels provides a much, much smoother turn, especially as the piece goes out of true round during boring.  Three wheels are simply inadequate.  There is too much air between each wheel.  Continuing with my Jeep/Bentley analogy, the Clark Team build a quality tool and provide outstanding and responsive support.  I would buy from them again and I recommend them to my friends.  Just to emphasize my satisfaction, the eight wheel steady rest is simply stunning.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Quality Product Made in America May 17, 2016
Reviewer: Stan Genega from United States  
Absolutely love this product.  

Keith was excellent to work with and offered firsthand experience with the type of large hollow forms I wanted to turn.  I took his advice and went with the additional support arms on the bottom of the steady rest.  I was not disappointed.

My first hollow form started with a cherry burl log in excess of 150 lbs. and ended with a finished height of 32", a diameter of 15" and a wall thickness was 3/16". The steady rest handled the weight with no issues and allowed me to turn a very consistent wall thickness.

Thanks again for producing a great American made product!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Steady Rest February 27, 2016
Reviewer: Michael Pittman from Kettering, OH United States  
I ordered the steady rest and I must say, it is absolutely far better than I expected!  I have had other steady rest products and have returned everyone.  This one is top notch!  Very solid, well made!  I really don't think there is one out there that is better!  Ordering was easy and Keith was very helpful and polite.  The shipping couldn't have been better as it was wrapped very well.  For anyone reading this, I live in Ohio and don't know Keith, I just wanted so say this product is the best!  I can't imagine anyone being disatified!

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