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The Ultimate Spindle Set

$ 429.99

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


You’ll be reaching for these essential tools for years to come. A powerful roughing gouge is the workhorse of your spindle turning. Our popular 1/2" spindle gouge excels at shaping, and the skew leaves a glassy finish and tackles detail work. A nifty bedan is used for plunge cuts, forming steps, and a range of other cuts. 
  • Unique round tang for strength and longevity 
  • 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

4 tools, 2 handles, 2 adapters: 

  • 7/8" spindle roughing gouge
  • 3/4" skew chisel
  • 1/2” spindle gouge
  • 3/8" bedan
  • 16 x 3/4" handle
  • 12" x 3/4" handle
  • 5/8" adapter
  • 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 5 reviews
Ultimate Spindle Set

I took advantage of the black friday sale so my tools just recently arrived. I can the spindle roughing gouge is my new favorite tool; very high quality, great cutting edge and little or no vibration while using this beast. I look forward to spending more times with the rest of the set.

Great tools

I received my tools very quickly. Great packaging. All I had to do was put them together and use them. They were sharp and ready to go. Great tools!

You’ve NEVER Used a Tool Like This!

The Carter & Son turning tools are by far THE most superior woodturning tools I have ever had the great pleasure of using. The highest quality steel that requires very little sharpening throughout the day if at all and keeps me at the lathe turning making wood shavings instead of metal. Right out of the box I was able to put these straight to work the moment they arrived, the negative rake scraper is mindblowingly sharp as are all of the tools and the finish that comes off this steel is unimaginable if you haven’t experienced it! I’ve used so many types of tools in the past and even some very “Easy” to use tools (if you know what I mean) and they all macerated the wood, causing me to do more sanding and work than necessary. I have consistently been coming straight off of cuts on a project and been able to skip all the way up to 400 grit paper to finish my projects off. I purchased the Ultimate Spindle Set with the Negative Rake Scraper, Box Scraper and Square Nose Scraper and I’m glad I did. I’ve been just turning pieces out left and right. They say “You’ll feel the difference” Boy will you ever! The handles are solid, they’re striking and genuinely beautiful works of art and the tools themselves are beefy, harder than a woodpeckers lips and cut out the vibration or chatter you could potentially experience with other tools. Make the leap, invest in yourself and your time, these tools will save you money and time! They’ll be the last turning tools you’ll ever need to buy!



Great tools nice folks

I am a complete neophyte when it comes to turning so I was very pleased when I spoke with the lady at Carter and sons. She could not be more welcoming and informative.
I highly recommend carter and Sons.

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