All our 5/8" Bowl Gouge - Fingernail Grind 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.
The 5/8" finger nail grind bowl gouge is my go to tool for roughting out, especialy bowls, howlow forms and platers.
I use the Finger Nail Ground Bowl Gouges for all of my roughting out, smaller pieces smaller gouge, larger pieces larger gouge. It is also very usefull when you roll it on the side and ued as a sheer scraper, is also excellent for removing small tool marks and finessing long curves.
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Posted by William Wood Johnson, Jr. on Jun 22nd 2018
Excellent shipping and packing. Bowl gouge is ready to cut and at the grind I look for. This is going to be one of several gouges I purchased for a more shallow grind to be used in a workshop. This will allow me to help determine which grind I will prefer in the long term without regrinding the gouge to different grinds.
Posted by Dave Russell on Jun 10th 2018
Had a question about matching the handle to the tool and sent an email. About two hours later the phone rang and it was Dave answering all my questions and encouraging me. What focus on the customer and willingness to share in advancing a hobby he obviously loves. They are probably too good for me but trying to learn to use them with the grind they are delivered with. Dave makes it look much easier on the videos.
Posted by joseph cone on Jun 9th 2018
THIS is my go-to tool. The balance and heft is great....I love this tool for roughing irregular shaped pieces or pieces with knots because it goes right thru it. The handles are great and have a nice grip and tool steel seems to be a lot better than my other tools that are HSS as the edge does stay sharper for longer. I have another brand 5/8 gouge with an ash handle and using it now feels like it is so light and cheap. D-way is now the only tools Ill buy for turning.
Posted by Thadeus K. on Jun 3rd 2018
I have tried a few different gouges but this one is miles apart from the other one!!! Cuts are close and crisp, hold an edge waaaay longer so I spend less time sharpening and more time turning!! Had a question about the gouge and contacted Dave about these and he was very friendly and thorough in our conversation!!! I will definitely be picking up more D-Way products in the near future!!!
Posted by Robert Kidder on Mar 5th 2018
I started with some cheap tools and you get what you pay for. At first it was confusing about buying handles and tools separate. I bought this and the long handle and go to town on chainsaw rough cuts on the lathe. It gives me confidence to have a stout handle and good quality tool to spin a wobbly square piece of wood I used a chainsaw on. If your a Harbor Freight kinda guy these tools are not for you. If you want a quality sharp tool then I recommend. I don't use my cheap set I bought for $80 Johnathan's Best and it may be good for small stuff. I want to feel comfortable spinning a piece of rough saw wood at 500-700 RPM and sticking the tool over the rest . The chips start flying with this tool.
Posted by Dave on Mar 3rd 2018
Ordered the 5/8 bowl gouge. It’s my first 5/8 I have purchased I really like it. Will probably buy the 1/2 next!
Posted by Jeff Peters on Jan 5th 2018
I have been turning for years and my 1/2 bowl gouge was getting wore out. I used Sorby and P&N and for years and wanted to try a better quality tool. I was torn between Thompson tools and D-Way tools . I emailed Thompson tools 3 different times with questions and he never responded and Dave emailed back within hours and I received the tool in 2 days. The quality of the tool it top notch and I will definitely be buying more. Thanks.
Posted by Emory on Dec 22nd 2017
Tool came exactly as advertised Great quality. %/8" is great for removing a lot of wood quickly.
Posted by Pat on Nov 17th 2017
I use this for almost everything except the small/detail work. Got my first tool two years ago, a D-way 5/8 gouge, and now almost all my tools are from D-way. Guess that's a testimonial. Now, if Dave could start passing out discount coupons... THERE IS ONE FOR 5% OFF THROUGH 11-24.
Posted by Woody on Sep 2nd 2017
This is my second 5/8" bowl gouge. I am not a production turner but I enjoy having several of the same sized tools for turning. I am still learning how to properly use this newer design since I originally turned on the "old continental grins and shape. Also there were very few bowl gouges available so I am enjoying the ride.
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