All our 1/2" Spindle Gouge flutes are individually inspected and hand polished to remove all machine marks. This extra step assures the sharpest cutting edge possible. They are shipped sharp.
I use the 1/2" Spindle Detail Gouge on spindle work for detail. When ground with a steep angle it will get into tighter places. I prefer either the 8" or 12" handle for spindle work.
Posted by James Rendle on Mar 15th 2018
I bought a Jet mini lathe with a dozen assorted tools. Some are OK most are not. I have since bought a 14' lathe and decided to upgrade my tools with only individual high quality tools as I need them. I now have two of Dave's 1/2' bowl gouges (fingernail and regular grind), a negative rake scraper, and now the 1/2' spindle gouge. I have one handle with a 5/8" / 1/2' insert and the quick release knob. So far I have not had to use a handle with the scraper as it is so well balanced, though I will make a dedicated handle for it eventually. I have also made a number of carbide tipped tools $15 each and I use them for roughing out to save the D-way tools. But WOW! What a difference when I finish off with the D-way. They are superb and now that I have the knack of re-sharpening them they cut great for a long time
Posted by Michael Thomas on Oct 5th 2017
Don't buy this gouge unless you are looking for one that holds a sharp edge almost forever, has a really polished smooth flute that leaves an extremely clean cut or one that is very easy to control. This is the 5th half inch spindle gouge I've bought, first one from D-Way, and I can't believe the difference. It won't be my last from D-Way. I'm very favorably impressed with it.
Posted by Wudstock on Sep 10th 2017
Learned to turn a number of years ago on spindle gouges and even use them on bowls (no shame). Tool arrived sharp and maintains an excellent edge. Bought the 1/2" and the 3/8" at the same time. Highly recommend D-Way tools.
Posted by WyoGrizz on Jun 18th 2017
I purchased a couple gouges with handles and am so pleased with them I ordered a 1/2" spindle gouge with handle. Just like the others, it was ready to go out of the box. Customer service was great. Dave's tools come sharp and stay that way for quite awhile. A few swipes with a diamond hone and they are back ready to go.
Thanks Dave and Company!
Posted by Mike Porter on Dec 6th 2016
I ordered the 1/2" gouge after using the 3/8" gouge for several months and love this one as well. I made some 30 Xmas ornaments using both gouges and am very pleased with how they handle. I really like taking the tool out of the handle to sharpen which is a big selling point for D-Way tools for me.
Posted by Michael Stephan on Jul 5th 2016
I love this tool for detail work. I'm primarily a bowl turner, but use the spindle gouge for beads and coves on the rim. I just wish it was made a little longer - like the bowl gouges - but the quality of the tool is fantastic.
Posted by Rod Parker on Jan 13th 2016
D-Way tools are some of the finest made! The quality of the steel, the finish and the service are second to none. I recommend D-Way tools to anyone looking to buy a high quality turning tool.
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