7/16" Big Hole Mandrel
Used to make large holes in glass beads, rings, sculpture or for core formed vessels. A large diameter stainless rod, 2" long with a 5/32" diameter (slightly larger than 1/8") mandrel attached as a handle. The total length is 12". Only the Long 1-1/2" size is different. Its 1-1/2" diameter head is 3" long and it has a ¼" handle that is 18" long. The handle is thin enough to make quicker rotations and marvering easier than if the whole tool was the same diameter as you would have if you were to use tubing, yet thick enough to make it hard to bend. Also, unlike tubing, you do not need to worry about moisture getting trapped in the handle and burning you. The large diameter stainless rod is cored out 7/8 of its 2" length to make it lighter. The end or the large diameter rod is solid so that the cored out area does not fill up when it dipped in mandrel release.