Robust 1/2″ Bowl Gouge – unhandled

$79.00

The Robust 1/2″ bowl gouge is made with Nitrided M2 HSS and has a polished parabolic flute, flat milled shaft and true-turned shank diameter.

In stock (can be backordered)

Description

The Robust 1/2″ Bowl Gouge features a parabolic flute and is made from Hardened and Nitrided M2 tool steel.  It is shipped sharp and ground with a double bevel. Parabolic flutes give a great combination of strength and chip ejection.  They are amenable to finger nail (Ellsworth or Irish) grinds, conventional bowl gouge grinds and the “40/40” grind.

Robust woodturning tools are manufactured by Robust from premium HSS (high speed steel) that has been treated with our proprietary Nitriding process. Nitriding is not a coating or plating, but a diffusion wherein extra carbon and nitrogen are added to the base metal. This zone is up to .002″ deep. The result: significantly improved edge holding and reduced sharpening. Learn more about the Nitriding process used by Robust tools here.

Flat Milled Gouges: All Robust gouges are flat milled on the top and you can use your sharpening jig all the way down to the end.

Parabolic Flutes: Our bowl gouges feature a parabolic flute. Parabolic flutes optimize three things: 1) having a good size flute for chip ejection, 2) leaving enough metal in the gouge for good strength and 3) sharpenability for both fingernail and conventional grinds (like the 40/40).

Gouge Specifications:

  • Blade measures: 0.516″ dia. x 11.5″ overall, flute measures: 8″
  • parabolic shape flute, pre-ground to standard bowl gouge profile
  • Tang: 0.500″ diameter x 2″ long

Additional information

Weight 0.53 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 1 × 1 in

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