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5/8" Bowl Gouge

$ 89.99

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  • Carter & Son Workmanship
  • 2-Day Shipping. Free Returns.


What makes a 5-star 5/8” bowl gouge?:  

  • Less time at the grinder, cleaner cuts at the lathe. M42 means superior wear resistance and edge sharpness.
  • Put comfort and control first with aluminum handles. 
  • Interchangeability, without compromising strength and tolerances. 
  • Hand polished, sharpened and inspected.
  • 100% American materials and manufacturing. Backed by a lifetime guarantee and hassle-free returns. 

M42 high speed steel makes the cut

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

For woodturners M42’s properties mean less time at the grinder and cleaner cuts at the lathe. Carter and Son was founded because we realized many tools are machined from subpar steel, leaving us (and you!) make 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.

Handles that 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. 


  • Ground at 50º   'V' shape
  • Blade measures: 5/8" dia. x 13" overall, flute measures: 5/8" x 8" 
  • Tang: 5/8"  Handle Size: 16" x 3/4" with 5/8" adapter

    Carter & Son Workmanship

    • Every tool starts with a meticulous design. For example, a unique round tang is designed for strength and chatter-reduction.
    • All our materials are certified and sourced in the United States. 
    • Throughout our precision manufacturing process we keep tolerances tight. This ensures strength, longevity, and cuts chatter. 
    • Your tool has been hand-polished, sharpened and inspected. Quality is in the details, and details are our specialty. 
    • At Carter & Son Toolworks our customers are most important. Returns are hassle-free. Our sharpening center is happy to answer questions. Give us a call or send us an email anytime. Visit our contact page. 

    In our Seattle factory meticulous designs (like a round tang for enhanced strength) meet American materials. Precision manufacturing keeps tolerances tight (boosting control and cutting chatter). And you’ll know it’s a Carter & Son tool by the personal touches. Like a hand-polished flute and  sharp edge. We get the details right. You experience quality at the lathe.

    2-Day Shipping. Free Returns.

    Priority Shipping means your tool will arrive at your lathe shortly! Orders placed before 3pm ship the same day they are placed. 

    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

    Based on 16 reviews
    Highest quality

    This is a high quality tool for a very competitive price. I’m very happy

    Serious tools

    I have owned or used almost all of them, sorb, crown, gold, cryo, just to name a few. This is the best I one yet. I put my own grind on it and it is great. Holds an edge longer than the others and sharpens easily. It’s heavy so hold it good, it’s no toy. If Wolverine could spare some atomantium or Captain America some of his sheild you might have a better tool, but until then this is the best yet!

    5/8 Bowl Gouge

    Very nice tool, fast delivery, Gouge came with a very sharp grind. Love the size and the weight of the handle. Cuts like going through butter. Will add the line as I replace my tools.

    The best tool in my possession

    I teach a free beginners wood turning class and everyone gets delighted when I pull out this bowl gouge. I let my students learn how to use a bowl gouge on this and they don't want to go back to other tools when we have to move on.

    The fit and finish is out of this world and it cuts like a dream. I can only imagine that all of Carter & Sons tools are similar. I only wish I could afford two full sets so I could spoil my students rotten, but I'm looking forward to when I can add another one to my set.

    5/8 bowl gouge

    Using this bowl gouge is like cutting butter with a hot knife. I love this tool. I now know where my l next tool will come from. Thanks Carter and Son toolworks

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