• Small 3″ knife with Stellite cutter
  • Medium 12″ knife with Stellite cutter
  • Large 17″ knife with unique blade curve and Stellite cutter
  • 20″ long handle
  • Morse Taper #2 for tail stock integration
  • Detailed user guide

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The Woodcut Tools Max4 Bowl Coring System.

Now available for pre-order!

Reserve yours with our standard or express shipping and be one of the first to have a new Max4 Bowl Coring System. Shipments from Woodcut tools of the Max4 begin in late July. We have two shipping options currently available. 

Standard: Limited quantity. Our first shipment of the Max4 leaves  New Zealand in late July and arrives in mid-October. Choose this option for October delivery.

Express: Order the Max4 with express shipment and receive your system in approximately three weeks.

 The woodcut Tools Max4 is everything needed to start coring a wide range of shapes and sizes of bowls from 3″ up to 18″ in diameter.
All three heavy-duty blades are included and designed to retain shape, more than two times stronger than any other bowl coring knives on the market.
The unique Max4 Large blade has been highly engineered and designed with a unique curve that enables bowl saving without vibration and no need for additional knife support, that may slow the process or risk digging in. Each blade has a Stellitecutter, delivered hollow ground, and is ready to start coring.

The Knives

  • Three zinc plated knives are supplied that offer a cut size from 3″ to 18″ in diameter. Each knife is shaped to a radius and is supplied with a precision sharpened Stellite cutter.
  • The large knife uniquely features a concave shape that provides solid support for the knife without the need of an additional tool rest for the knife that can be complex to operate, especially with natural-edged bowls, therefore making bowl coring simple for the turner.
  • Knives are manufactured from high-performance steel that is proven to retain shape and therefore ensure a lifetime of efficient bowl coring.

The Platform

  • The bowl coring process will apply high pressure to the platform, especially if the wood is hard and dense. The Max4 is therefore made from precision machined cast aluminum and steel that is anodized to successfully core bowls small or large, wet or dry.
  • When coring large bowls the knife experiences immense downward pressure, to prevent the knife from twisting, the top of the large knife is supported by a machined steel post, and the bottom of the lower knife is supported by a bearing.

The Tailstock

  • Machined No 2 Morse Taper is supplied to enable integration of the Max4 product with the lathe tail stock, ensuring a stable bowl coring platform.
  • 3/8 – 16” threaded rod supplied to provide integrated support and stability from the No 2 Morse Taper to the Lathe tail stock.

The Handle

  • Supplied with a 20” long handle that features double skin steel and an 8 ½” long foam grip.
  • The 20” long handle uniquely features a spigot that supports an additional handle for further handle length and leverage if needed.


  • A simple adjustment of the tail stock slide on the platform will support the turner to core the shape of the bowl they require.


  •  A detailed user guide including, ready to use, planning templates to successfully core a nest of bowls straight away. 

​Dimensions (approximate)

  • Base platform footprint: 9 ¾” long (measured from the front edge of the base plate to tail stock assembly and excluding 20” long handle) x 8 ¼” wide
  • Weight: 9kg / 19 ½” pounds
  • Height: 150mm from Shaft collar to top of rotation post

Operating requirements

  • Minimum 1.5 HP lathe with flatbed.
  • Swing of 16” to 25”.
  • Your local Woodcut Tools dealer will assist you to select the tool post size to enable the Bowlsaver Max4 to mount with your lathe.

​Basic equipment included

  • 3 x high-strength steel zinc plated knives with pre-sharpened Stellite cutters
  • 20” long handle
  • Platform
  • No 2 Morse Taper
  • Detailed user guide
  • Planning templates
  • 3/8 – 16” Threaded rod
  • Kitbag of all Hex keys required to fasten
  • A tool post is required to fit the product to your lathe.

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