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5/8" U-Shaped Bowl Gouge

$ 89.99

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  • How This Tool Is Built
  • Priority Shipping. Free Returns.


Appropriately referred to as a “bottom feeder”, the u-shaped bowl gouge is designed to achieve smooth, clean cuts on the bottom of your next bowl. 

What makes a 5-star 5/8” u-shaped bowl gouge?

  • Superior M42 high speed steel with a 10% cobalt content, for unparalleled edge holding 
  • M42 HSS' unique durability and razor edge mean less grinding and cleaner cuts
  • Unmatched flute polish boosts the razor edge and provides efficient chip flow
  • Put comfort and control first with an interchangeable aluminum handle
  • Handcrafted in the USA, and backed by a lifetime guarantee and hassle-free returns
  • Shipped sharp with a double bevel for reduced catches and cleaner cuts

The Specs

  • Blade measures 5/8” outside diameter x 13” overall
  • Flute length measures 8” 
  • ‘U’ shape flute, ground at 60º
  • 5/8” tang diameter
  • 16” x 3/4” handle & 5/8” adapter

    How This Tool Is Built

    We start with the sharpest edge, and we don't stop there. Vanquish vibration, say adios to constant resharpening, and let wispy shavings fly. Delivering superior performance at your lathe drives our manufacturing. 

    We’ve worked with M42 high speed steel for 4 decades, and it’s uniquely suited to woodturning. You’ll grind less - a cobalt additive provides unparalleled edge holding. And the steel produces a finer, sharper edge for clean cuts. M42 is a win-win: less grinding and smoother cuts. 

    Our carefully sourced M42 starts as solid stock and is precision machined (not formed) with a unique round tang for unmatched strength. Every gouge sports a distinctive flute polish. This boosts the razor edge and provides efficient chip flow. Learn more about M42 HSS here.

    Rigorous and detailed sums up our manufacturing. Each tool’s vibration-demolishing round tang has a diameter so precise you’ll hear a ‘pop’ when you pull it out of the handle. And every tool leaves our factory razor sharp and backed by a 100% lifetime guarantee. Built to last!

    Rest assured our aluminum handles feel as great as they look. Perfectly weighted for balance and maneuverability, and designed to fit your hand. You’ll forget the handle is even there, in the best way possible. Two set screws secure your tool into the handle and allow removal for sharpening.

    From flute polish to handle knurling, we’re not cutting corners. Whether you’re just starting out, or have been turning for decades, it’s an honor to serve you with quality tools. Learn more about our story here

    Priority Shipping. Free Returns.

    Priority Shipping means your tool will arrive at your lathe shortly! 

    United States  Over $175 FREE Priority Shipping
    United States Under $175 $4.95 Priority Shipping 
    Canada (under 20lbs) $24.99 Standard
    Canada (over 20lbs) $44.99 Standard Shipping
    International (under 20 lbs) $64.95 
    Standard Shipping
    International (over 20lbs) $84.95 Standard Shipping

     Returns are hassle free. Give us a call or send us an email and we'll provide you with a return mailing label and complete refund.  

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 15 reviews
    Wonderful gouge!

    I absolutely love this gouge. It is a joy to use. Today I used it to remove the bulk of the wood from the bottom of a deep bowl. Smooth cut, no chatter or vibration and efficient chip ejection. I am just thrilled with this tool.

    Great tool


    Baker's Dozen

    The 5/8 U shaped gouge that I just purchased was my 13th Carter & Son tool and handle set. I feel extremely fortunate to own this incredible set of turning tools. The first twelve have all been outstanding performers and I highly recommend them. I have been most impressed with many features of the tools. The machined flats where the set screws touch is such a safety feature that I used an angle grinder and created a like surface on my non-Carter tools. I noticed that Robust has seen fit to also grind a flat on their tools. I also appreciate the three inch round tangs on every tool which I think make them stronger, more vibration resistant and greatly more safe. As far as a review of this new "bottom feeder" tool, I'm sure it will be just as good as the others, but Santa won't deliver it until Christmas.

    Razor sharp and ready to use

    This is my seventh Carter and Son's tool. As someone new to turning I believe they are a big factor in my progression from making bowls that I will use to start fires to, one's that I now display with pride. Sharp, out of the package, comfortable handles and excellent steel that reduces my need to spend time at the grinder. Excellent value, Excellent service.

    great gouge

    I have 4 Carter and sons gouges now. Love all of them. I get a quality cut with all of them. Highly recommend these tools.

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