• Quality Wood lathe turning bowl gouge tool made in America
  • Quality Wood lathe turning bowl gouge tool made in America
  • Quality Wood lathe turning bowl gouge tool made in America
  • 1/2" Bowl Gouge
  • Quality Wood lathe turning bowl gouge tool made in America
  • Quality Wood lathe turning bowl gouge tool made in America
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1/2" Bowl Gouge

$ 79.99

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  • How This Tool Is Built
  • 2-Day Shipping. Free Returns.


 A versatile size, our 1/2" fingernail grind bowl gouge sports unique details designed to enhance your bowl turning experience - including a ready-to-turn razor edge, double bevel, and beautifully polished flute. 

What makes a 5-star 1/2” 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

  • ‘V’ shape flute and fingernail grind at 50º
  • Blade measures 1/2” outside diameter x 11” overall
  • Flute length measures 7-1/2” 
  • 1/2” tang diameter
  • 12" or 16" x 3/4” handle & 1/2” 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

    2-Day Shipping. Free Returns.

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

    United States  Over $175 FREE Priority 2-Day Shipping
    United States Under $175 $4.95 Priority 2-Day Shipping 
    Canada (under 20lbs) $24.99 Priority Shipping
    Canada (over 20lbs) $44.99 Standard Shipping
    International (under 20 lbs) $64.95 Priority 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 39 reviews
    Wonderful tool!

    I love the feel and the durability of all of my Carterandson tools. The half inch bowl gouge may be the most versatile gouge I own. I use a 40/40 grind. I have every size Carter makes and use all of them. Love the company top to bottom!

    1/2" bowl gouge

    I liked it well enough that I just ordered 2 spindle gouges to go with it.
    Cuts like butter.

    Returning to the lathe

    I acquired a lathe from my father in law, who had bought himself a new model and gave his old one to me. I haven't worked on a lathe since high school fifty some years ago. I didn't have any lathe tools that were very good, so I went on the web for some ideas for quality tools. I found Carter and Son tools and decided to buy some. I first purchased the 5/8 bowl gouge and the 1 in. round nose scraper. I was very impressed. My latest addition is the 1/2 in and the 3/8 bowl gouges. I am very pleased with my purchase. these tools have reduced my sanding time a lot and they stay sharp a long time. I couldn't be happier with these tools I will be ordering more in the future.

    Great tool

    Purchased this 1/2 inch bowl gouge with the 16” handle about six months ago. It arrived quickly and was sharp right out of the box. This is the best lathe tool I’ve purchased. It holds an edge better than any of my other lathe tools. Thanks for making such a great product.

    Great sharp cutting edge

    The 1/2" bowl gouge in the 12" aluminum handle is very well balanced and a great compliment to the much larger(beefier) 5/8" bowl gouge. Great for making the last pass on a bowl or on smaller bowls.

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