• The Ultimate Bowl Set
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  • Quality bowl turning wood lathe tool set.
  • Quality bowl turning wood lathe tool set.
  • Quality bowl turning wood lathe tool set.
  • Quality bowl turning wood lathe tool set.
  • The Ultimate Bowl Set
  • Quality bowl turning wood lathe tool set.
  • Quality bowl turning wood lathe tool set.
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The Ultimate Bowl Set

$ 404.97 $ 429.97

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


An enhanced bowl turning experience, from your initial cuts to final finish. Our bowl set brings the sharpest edge and unmatched balance to your lathe. A 5/8" and 1/2" bowl gouge, sporting a fingernail grind, allow for a wide range of roughing and finishing work. A sturdy bowl scraper removes cutter marks left by a gouge, providing a smooth finish. 

  • Polished flute for a sharper edge and efficient chip flow
  • Superior M42 high speed steel ensures less grinding & cleaner cuts
  • Double bevel reduces catches and unwanted marks on the cutting surface
  • Put comfort and control first with an aluminum handle
  • Sharp and ready for your lathe! 
  • 100% American manufacturing backed by a lifetime guarantee

3 tools, 3 handles, 2 adapters: 

  • 5/8" bowl gouge
  • 1/2" bowl gouge
  • 1" bowl scraper
  • (2) 16 x 3/4" handles
  • 12" x 3/4" handle
  • 5/8" adapter
  • 1/2" adapter 

How This Tool Is Built

We started with a sharper edge, but we didn't stop there. Vanquish vibration, say adios to constant resharpening, and let wispy shavings fly. Delivering superior performance at your lathe is what drives our manufacturing. Keep reading to step into our factory and discover the rigorous process that makes our tools unequalled.

It's been 40 years in the making. That's right, M42 high speed steel has frequented our factory for 4 decades and was a clear choice for the tools. You'll grind less - a cobalt additive bumps M42’s red hardness off the charts for impressive wear resistance. And cuts will be cleaner - the steel produces a finer, sharper edge. M42 is a win-win: less grinding and smooth cuts. 

Our M42 starts as solid stock and is precision machined (not formed) with a unique round tang. 

Rigorous and extensive. That sums up our manufacturing process. But just glance at that good looking tool to the left. Every inch proclaims "superior performance at your lathe!"

This is perfectly demonstrated by each tool's vibration-demolishing round tang, with a diameter so precise you'll hear a 'pop' when you pull it out of the handle. And the flutes, meticulously polished for speedy chip flow and a sharper edge. And of course, each tool is sharp and hand-inspected before arriving at your shop. 

We haven't even started sharing about our patented aluminum handles! They're designed for balance, maneuverability, and interchangeability. 

Our manufacturing is comprehensive. At the lathe, you'll feel the workmanship.


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 17 reviews
Best turning tools I have ever used

After many years of using much less expensive turning tools and accepting their limitations, I decided to treat myself to the Ultimate Bowl set from Carter. Even though it was Christmas time, I quickly received my tools in just a few days. After using them to make a few bowls, I love them and don't know why I waited so long to get them. Ok I do know why because they cost more then other tools, but the feel and weight of them are far superior to everything I have tried in the past. I will be ordering more tools in the future.

expected quality and they delivered!

it feels, looks, and of course cuts outstanding. Made in America with American pride.

Incredible Quality

The tools are a joy to work with, very sharp and with a perfect grind angles. They make me want to never get out of the shop.

Razor sharp and they stay that way

Got my Bowl Set a week ago and i have tried to dull them but so far haven't been that successful. What has been successful is shaping bowls and visiting the grinder less often. Thanks Carter and Son!

Thank you; The ultimate bowl set and the detail gouge also the 1/2” double gouge.

I have tried several of the tools recently received, turning a small bowl and a duck call. The bowl turning set is very sharp. Proving that using a quality tool will make the project even more enjoyable when turning. I also purchased the detail gouge. I then tried it turning a duck call the gouge is great. There is a learning curve with the aluminum handles and just how sharp the tools are out of the carton. I plan on saving and purchasing the parting tool roughing gouge to add to the tools I recently purchased.
Thank you
Robert Keith

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