• Quality Wood lathe turning spindle gouge tool made in America
  • Wood lathe turning spindle gouge tool by Carter and Son Toolworks.
  • Wood lathe turning spindle gouge tool by Carter and Son Toolworks.
  • Wood lathe turning spindle gouge tool by Carter and Son Toolworks.
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1/2" Spindle Gouge

$ 54.99

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

Overview

Our most popular size spindle gouge, the 1/2” is built solid for roughing cuts and stays sharp for delicate details. 

What makes a 5-star 1/2” spindle gouge?

  • Polished flute for efficient chip flow & sharper edge
  • Superior M42 high speed steel ensures less grinding & cleaner cuts at the lathe
  • Put comfort and control first with an aluminum handle
  • Sharpened & inspected
  • Completely interchangeable handle system
  • 100% American manufacturing backed by a lifetime guarantee & hassle-free returns

The Specs

  • Blade measures 1/2” outside diameter x 8” overall
  • Flute measures 4-3/4”
  • 1/2” tang diameter
  • 12” or 10” x 3/4” handle & 1/2” adapter

M42 makes the cut

It’s no wonder M42 high speed steel is favored across industries. A distinct cobalt additive bumps M42’s red hardness off the charts for impressive wear resistance. And M42’s unique structure produces a finer, sharper edge. 

For you, M42 means less time grinding and cleaner cuts at the lathe. Carter & Son was founded because we realized many tools are machined from subpar steel, leaving us (and you!) making far too many trips to the grinder. M42 is the optimal steel for turning wood. It holds a long-lasting razor edge and is quickly sharpened on a conventional grinder.

Put comfort & control 1st 

Carter & Son handles offer comfort and control at your lathe. Aluminum is the perfect weight for a balanced feel. And the comfortable shape fits your hand. Tight tolerances achieved in our factory mean your tool and adapter fit snuggly, reducing vibration. Interchangeability is possible using our aluminum adapters. 

    How This Tool Is Built

    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 every tool unequalled.

    40 years in the making

    M42 high speed steel has frequented our factory for 40 years 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's unique structure 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. But we're getting ahead of ourselves. First, let's talk about those good-looking handles. 

    They don't just look great, our patented aluminum design achieves balance and maneuverability. Each handle is bored out to a comfortable weight, and lead shot can be added as you desire. 

    Round tang (& other manufacturing marvels)

    Our manufacturing process is rigorous and extensive, but glance at that tool to the left. Every inch is built for superior performance at your lathe. 

    A vibration-demolishing round tang with a diameter so precise you'll here a 'pop' when you pull it out of the handle. And flutes meticulously polished for speedy chip flow and a sharper edge. Sharpened and hand-inspected before arriving at your shop. 

    Our manufacturing is comprehensive. And when you take your tool to 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) $29.99 Priority Shipping
    Canada (over 20lbs) $44.99 Standard Shipping
    International (under 20 lbs) $64.95 Priority Shipping
    International (over 20lbs) $74.95 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

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    M.G.
    Spindle gouge purchase

    Great vendor experience at SWAT. Very professional and knowleable about product. Awesome tool - will buy again soon.

    J
    J.S.

    I was very impressed with your service.The tool that I bought was a good value. I have not had a chance to try them out yet but I am sure they will be just fine. I will be purchasing more items from you in the near future. Again thanks for a good experience.

    T
    T.M.
    Very nice quality

    I’m new to turning I’ve been torn between the powder metal cutting tools , M2, M42, HSS and on and on. Too many options!
    I ordered a detail gouge from Carter and sons. And a detail gouge made of the powdered metal tools from another tool maker.
    They both were very sharp with both having nice handles. My first inexperienced thought was how much smoother the Carter and Son M42 cut. No chatter like the coarser edge on the other tool. High quality finish and I love the feel of the handle. I’m going with Carter and Sons.

    R
    R.
    Great Tools

    Wish I had them all!

    D
    D.B.
    Excellent

    Cut sharp an smooth even make me look good,the quality of your tools is top notch

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