The Robust 1/2″ Detail Spindle Gouge is made from Hardened and Nitrided M2 tool steel and features a shallow radius flute equal to the diameter of the gouge making it a strong gouge. For instance, the 1/2″ diameter spindle gouges has a flute with a 1/2″ radius. It is shipped sharp and ground with a 45 degree bevel.
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.
- Blade measures: 0.516″ dia. x 11.5″ overall, flute measures: 7″
- shallow radius flute, pre-ground to standard 45 degree spindle gouge profile
- Tang: 0.500″ diameter x 2″ long