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 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.
Posted by Dennis D on May 29th 2017
Cuts extremely well, arrived as sharp as any tool in my shop.
Posted by Ken Lakits on Mar 31st 2017
LOVE D - WAY TOOLS, great price and fast shipping. Dave is a great guy. He will take the time to talk on the phone and answer and help you on which tools you need and don't need for what your goals are. I'm up to 7 of his tools along with 2 CBN Wheels.
Don't hesitate to try these tools. I like the fact I can make my own handles and save money as well.
Posted by WyoGrizz on Nov 6th 2016
Been using this gouge since taking it out of the packaging and love the way it works! I've used it enough that it would have been sharpened at least twice if it were some of my other tools. Still cuts like butter!
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