Our Wood Turning Roughing Gouge is milled form .765 M42 cobalt HSS with a ½” shank to fit a ½” socket.
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Roughing gouge use, designed for spindle work.
Roughing gouge vs bowl gouge. Roughing gouges, are for spindle work bowl gouges are for faceplate work.
Roughing gouge angle, 45* is a good place to start.
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Posted by Norman L Hix on Aug 28th 2020
This tool is the workhorse of my shop. I turn tool handles mostly from exotic wood. I actually have three in my tool rack. The oldest is a bit stubby but has a lot of life left. Hold their edge and plenty of backbone so you can make piles chips. No spindle turner should be without this tool.
Posted by Tim Dunbar on Aug 20th 2020
This is the first spindle gouge I have bought and I am loving it - very efficient way of removing waste wood and like the other D-Way tools I have, it stays sharp a long time.
Great tool and the finish is hard to believe - PERFECT!
Posted by Unknown on Apr 7th 2020
Every single item I purchased was absolutely above and beyond my highest expectations in both quality and performance. These tools have allowed me to perforn cuts I've struggled with for years.
Posted by Arlin Peterson on Dec 20th 2019
I got my new roughing gouge, fitted into my custom desert ironwood handle and the heft and feel of it is perfect! Cuts excellent and used to turn many pieces so far. If your looking for a great tool, buy this one!
Posted by Ross Cockfield on Nov 26th 2019
I've been using carbide tools and have started using HSS to improve the quality of my work. The D-Way tools and the roughing gouge I recently purchased have heft and balance that I love. The weight of the tool(s) give you a command of the cut and what you're doing. The tools are exceptionally well made and come ready to go.
Posted by John D from NH on Feb 8th 2019
Bought this gouge to use as a rougher on my 10" Jet. Unwrapped it, smiled, and immediately stuck it in an 8" handle, chucked up a length of 2 x 2 cocobolo and made some test cuts... It's well balanced, is small enough to use for all but the finishing details, cuts like butta and feels real good in the hand. Will put it in a 12" handle and use it on my 20" lathe too. It's a well engineered versatile tool that will get lots of use and another great D-Way tool for my collection. Highly recommend giving this bad as little tool a try.
Posted by Phillip burns on Jun 5th 2018
This thingvcame fantastically sharp right out of the box. Good solid steel that performs as great as it looks. I used this to make a crush grind mill and used it from the initial roughing cut to the final finish cut. Hold this tool at s 45 deg angle and it slices the wood to a beautiful smooth finish. The only problem now is that i’m going to have to budget in more of Dave’s tools over the next few months!
Posted by Chico Winterton on Apr 28th 2018
A fantastic roughing gouge.It may look a little on the small side when compared to many out there but it is the epitome of efficiency itself, cuts perfectly and without the reduced tang all others which in itself is a huge strength. Most roughing gouges are bulky bits of kit, this is smaller, stronger and a joy in every way I can think of for a roughing gouge. The fact that it is M42 and fits so solidly into the handles is just extra icing on the cake.
Posted by Larry Marshall on Jan 8th 2018
Sure wish I had not waited so long to purchase one of Dave’s tools!
Posted by Steve Lazarus on Jul 16th 2017
Let me be succinct...Dave's tools are the best on the market.
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