The bat-making process at Kookaburra Sport has a long-standing reputation for excellence. This level of quality and precision can only be maintained via the tools that are in use. Carbide tools and Carbitool technologies have shaped the bat making process at Kookaburra and allowed us to commit to ongoing product development.

The place where this all takes place is the Kooka Bat Cave.


What is the Kooka Bat Cave?

Founded in 2016 by the legendary bat maker, Lachlan Dinger, The Kooka Bat Cave is the hub of cricket expertise and excitement. There is no willow left unturned in the cave when it comes to both producing, repairing, and saving cricket bats. It is also where the most internationally recognised sports stars and players visit the head office and manufacturing facility.

Some representatives from Carbitool visited the Kookaburra Sport premises recently to check out the Bat Cave and had a chat with Lachlan Dinger.


Who are the types of customers you get at the Bat Cave?

“Aside from the manufacturing and repairs on the day-to-day orders, we will receive Kookaburra Cricket Bats from customers which obviously hold sentimental value to them, which we will then provide repair and servicing to. We also get some of our sponsored players to come into the bat making facility to get their custom orders done, sizing, weight, etc” – Lachlan Dinger


Do you always use Carbitool? Why do you prefer it?

“Each cricket bat is individually shaped to ensure the right amount of wood is in the right place to give a perfect balance. Before this, we used Carbitool Circular Saw Bench Blades, particularly the 300mm 48t to create a rough shape out of the clefts that we get in. We also use the 450mm 72t to cut our bat handles. It helps that you are a fellow Australian Manufacturer, and you just happen to be around the corner from us! So, we can duck into your store and grab what we need when we need it.” – Lachlan Dinger

Carbitools range of products can be found HERE: 


Just as it is in the middle, there are no better partnerships than the ones where both players are on the same page. That’s the partnership we have with Carbitool and we look forward to advancing together in the cricket bat making process.

Keep up with all things cricket bats by following @kookabatcave on Instagram.

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