All 1/2" 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.
I use the Finger Nail Ground Bowl Gouges for all of my roughing out, smaller pieces smaller gouge, larger pieces larger gouge. It is also very usefull when you roll it on the side and used as a sheer scraper, is also excellent for removing small tool marks and finess long curve.
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Posted by Pat Miller on Oct 22nd 2017
Dave's design, the M42 steel and the smooth, polished flutes produce a gouge that that is unsurpassed in clean, long lasting cutting. Whether it's a set of bowls or an intricate art piece D-Way tools always produce. No better tool at any price.
Posted by Steve Lazarus on Jul 16th 2017
D-WAY (Dave Schweitzer) sells the best woodturning tools on the market. If you enjoy wasting your time, search the world for a better tool.
Posted by Frank on Apr 29th 2017
Ordered this first tool from D-Way and was blown away by the difference these tools make. Since I got this bowl gouge I've ordered four more of these tools
Posted by Zach LaPerriere on Nov 7th 2016
I just love Dave's gouges. I recently started using one of these ground to 35° for finish cuts. Combined with a steep shear cut, the finish is amazing, even on the soft woods I turn here in Alaska.
Half of the secret is great steel, and the other half is the very smooth polishing on the flute that allows such a clean cutting edge.
I now say that over the life of this tool I will more than likely save the purchase price of this tool in sandpaper—not to mention a heck of a lot of sanding.
I love them.
Posted by Mark Killian on Oct 11th 2016
Purchased this tool based on prior purchase of D-way beading tools and I'm glad I did. They hold an edge like no other bowl gouge I have, and I have 6 others 3 of which are sized 1/2". Cut smoothly with each pass and handle easily. Like it to the point that it has become one of my 1st . line tools. Plan on getting others.
Posted by E.F. on Oct 1st 2016
This was my first purchase from D-way. I was extremely happy with the quality of the product, how quickly it was shipped and how well it was all packaged for shipping. I will be getting more from them accordingly!
Posted by Dave on Jul 11th 2016
I use this gouge for all my bowl turning. Keeps an edge longer than any other gouge I have ever used. The quality of the tool is exceptional.
Posted by Unknown on Jul 5th 2016
I use this gouge for 90% of my turning. Great for aggressive cuts for rough work, but also delicate finish cuts. The quality of the tool really shows.
Posted by Mike D on Mar 8th 2016
I received my new bowl gouge 2 days after ordering, opened it a few minutes after delivery and roughed out a bowl. Super sharp and perfect running. They arrive sharp, very sharp. Recommended!
Posted by Tony B. - New York on Jan 5th 2016
I purchased the 1/2" bowl gouge, 16" handle, quick knob and both the 80 and 180 CBN wheels . . . all outstanding stuff . . . very happy with this purchase. Best of all, they're made in the U.S.A. I will definitely buy more tools here.
All prices are in USD