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Our sharpening guides are brimming with jig settings, tips, and answers to common questions.

Interested in just ordering a Carter and Son sharpening guide? No problem! Shipping within the US is free for as many as you’d like!


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

Priority Shipping. Free Returns.

Priority Shipping means your tool will arrive at your lathe shortly! Once your tool has undergone our rigorous manufacturing process, we ship via priority mail for speedy delivery to your lathe. 

United States Over $275 - FREE Shipping
United States Under $275 - $9.95 Shipping 
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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 29 reviews
Dave Wells
Sharpening Guide

Very informative and easy to use!

MARK Stransky
Free Sharpening Guide

Very informative. Confirmed a few things I have been doing. Also picked up a couple tips to improve other aspects of my sharpening techniques.

Phillip Benzmiller
Sharpening guide

Excellent prompt customer service with with concise helpful sharpening guide!

Gary Langenderfer

Free! Sharpening Guide

Richard Trownsell
Great to keep by the grinder

I find Carter and Son tools come sharpened to a fine edge. To maintain this cutting ability on all my tools I am using the sharpening guide as my standard.

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