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" Fingernail Grind bowl gouge is the go-to tool for roughing out - especialy bowls, hollow forms, and platers.
Use the Fingernail Ground Bowl Gouges for all you roughing 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. Excellent for removing small tool marks and finessing long curves.
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Posted by John Hammonds on Nov 11th 2019
I'm a hobby turner who prefers to turn fairly large bowls and have experimented with various tools from various manufacturers, including Crown ProPM, One-Way Master Cut, and Thompson. All of these are fine tools and they all do the job well, but this D-Way gouge beats them all in quality of manufacturing. The tang is longer than the One-Way which allows me to extend the tool out a few more inches for leverage. The bottom of the tang is thicker to reduce flex. The contour of the flute seems to be a nice compromise between a shallow "U" and a deep "V" and is easy to sharpen without putting a "dip" in the nose area. Like most fine gouges, it comes without a handle which makes it a little easier to swing on the grinder ... also, you pay for the tool , not the handle. I have two D-Way tools now and wish I had started with them. To me they are functional works of art at a competitive price. A career in military and commercial nuclear power taught me the principle of "attention to detail". D-Way tools have that.
Posted by Unknown on Jan 17th 2019
I have used most bowl gouges out there and this is the besbest for me. It cuts better and stays sharp longer than
Even a Glacier v15. Thanks for making wood turning easy.
Posted by Bob Bergstrom on Dec 6th 2018
I’ve been a Woodturner for 47 years. Started when all bbergstbowl gouges carbon steel. I have turning tooled by all the major companies, but my go to gouges are D-Way. This is my third 5/8” bowl gouge. The are supporters in steel technologies and finish with optimal large sweet spot flute.
Posted by Stanley Blanchard on Sep 20th 2018
One of the best parts of this tool is that the tool is separate from the handle so sharpening is really easy because the handle is not hindering the sharpening.
Posted by Fred Graber on Jul 28th 2018
I recently purchased a 5/8 bowl gouge with the fingernail grind. I wish I'd done it a long time ago. I'm amazed at the difference in control with this tool. It arrived very sharp. I've only turned one bowl with it so far, but I'm anxious to see how long the edge holds. Anyone giving thought to a new gouge? You owe it to yourself to try this one. You'll be glad you did.
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.
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