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  • 5/8" Bowl Gouge
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  • 5/8" Bowl Gouge
  • 5/8" Bowl Gouge
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5/8" Bowl Gouge

$ 98.99

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


Our best-selling fingernail grind bowl gouge, 5/8” is the perfect size for a wide range of projects. Add a healthy dose of trademark Carter & Son quality, and you've got a new go-to gouge.

What makes a 5-star 5/8” 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, fingernail grind at 50º
  • Blade measures 5/8” outside diameter x 13” overall
  • Flute length measures 8” 
  • 5/8” tang diameter
  • 16” or 20" 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! Once your tool has undergone our rigorous manufacturing process, we ship via priority mail for speedy delivery to your lathe. 

      United States  Over $275 FREE Priority Shipping
      United States Under $275 $8.95 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 114 reviews
      Andrew Switzer
      5/8 bowl gouge

      Cutting power like nothing else I own

      Lester Barrett
      Improved Solidity and Control Makes a Real Difference

      I was working on a fairly difficult piece of wood, and paused while waiting for the 5/8" C&ST bowl gouge with 20" handle. The improvement was noticeable even though I had already used some decent gouges earlier in the project. Vibration and chatter were much less. I bought the Toycen Tradesman on recommendation, and found it to be a perfect match for this gouge, especially since the gouge could be removed from the handle for sharpening. Having bought way too many gouges over the years, I have finally learned that the best are the most affordable in the long run. Another thing I have learned is that no matter how well you grind the bevel, if your flute is not machined accurately and properly polished, there will be a degradation in the response of the gouge. Imperfections in the flute do show up at the cutting edge. I think that explains some mysterious imperfections that can happen while trying to finish a project with minimal or no sanding. This gouge is the best I have seen. I have a wall covered with gouges to remind me that had I waited instead of going for the hype, I would probably have spent less money getting the best.

      Sandra Hall
      5/8" Bowl Gouge

      The reason for 4 stars was its cost vs its performance.

      Dean Leeson
      Fine cutting tool

      These are fine cutting lathe tools. It came well packed, including a correctly sharpen edge.

      Sid Taylor
      Substantial Tool

      It's easy to tell that a lot of care and effort went into the design and manufacturing of this tool. The difference between the Carter and Son gouge and my previous version of the same tool was immediately apparent. Using the gouge is a pleasure, easily taking on everything I've thrown at it. It's truly a fine instrument that's been created by people who care about turning tools.

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