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  • Quality wood lathe turning Mahoney bowl gouge tool made in America
  • Wood lathe turning tool by Carter and Son Toolworks and Mike Mahoney.
  • Quality wood lathe turning Mahoney bowl gouge tool made in America
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Shear Shaper

$ 94.99

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

Overview

Designed for efficiently shear scrapping the exterior of a bowl. 

What makes a 5-star shear shaper?

  • 5/8” parabolic bowl gouge 
  • Shipped sharp with the grind found at Mahoney’s lathe (easily duplicated using a Wolverine jig) 
  • Polished flute for efficient chip-flow and a razor edge
  • Superior M42 high speed steel ensures less grinding & cleaner cuts at the lathe
  • Put comfort and control first with an aluminum handle
  • Completely interchangeable handle system
  • 100% American manufacturing backed by a lifetime guarantee & hassle-free returns

The Specs

  • Blade measures 5/8” outside diameter x 13” overall
  • Parabolic flute, ground at 40º
  • 5/8” tang diameter
  • 16” or 22” x 3/4” handle & 5/8” 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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    W.H.
    Carter Elliptical 5/8" Gouge

    I put a 40/40 grind on this tool and turned a 10 x 7 inch bowl out of dry mesquite. The tool worked very well throughout, and I did a touch-up sharpening just prior to final pass. It kept the edge very well and the elliptical profile works well for the 40/40 grind. I would recommend this gouge to anyone wanting a quality turning tool.

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    R.M.
    5/5

    Shear Shaper

    K
    K.C.
    Bowl Gouge

    I was able to pick up a 5/8 bowl gouge at the Portland AAW Symposium. Let me say this. I had a wonderful time and everyone treated my wife and I like we were part of the group. (we just wanted to go see the displays and vendors)
    The gang at “Carter and Son we wonderful. I was able to use my 5/8 bowl gouge today and the only complaint I have is that I didn’t get one sooner. It was sharp right out of the protective tube and held an edge as promised. As I replace some of my low end tools you can be sure I will be looking to Carter and Son for assistance.

    Thanks again
    Kevin

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    J.D.
    The right tool for the job

    I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a tool that gave that clean of a cut. Phenomenal tool, absolutely incredible.

    K
    K.
    Very Impressed

    Very happy with all of my tools, sharp as heck, and hold that edge well. Top notch tools for sure.

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