Designed by professional turner, Mike Mahoney for efficiently shear scrapping the exterior of a bowl, the #MMSS-16 Shear Shaper Bowl Gouge from Carter & Son Toolworks, is shipped sharp with the same grind found at Mahoney's lathe - a grind easily duplicated using a Oneway Wolverine jig. The 40º parabolic fluted blade is polished for efficient chip flow and a razor edge. The 13" long (including shank) M42 Cobalt HSS blade is backed by a 16" x 3/4" aircraft aluminum handle to provide stability. Assembled tool has an overall length of approximately 26" and includes a 5/8" adapter collet. USA
About Carter and Son Toolworks
Carter and Son Toolworks prides itself on producing well designed tools made from the highest quality materials. The tool blades are precision machined to high tolerances from solid M42 Cobalt High Speed Steel stock. Reinforced with the strength enhancing properties of Cobalt, M42 HSS maintains an edge extremely well, while still retaining easy sharpening properties. To further increase strength the blades are certified heat-treated to 68HRC.
The blades have two flats where two securing set screws rest so that the screws do not rub the cylindrical surface of the bit, and the fit between tool and handle is within .002 of an inch. Combined with the heft and durability of the solid 6061 T6 aircraft grade aluminum handle, and the deep seating of the blade, this precision reduces to a minimum the enemies of all cutting tools - vibration and chatter. The handle is ergonomically shaped and well balanced to match the tool, while the upper portion is knurled for better gripping. Tool comes factory sharpened and ready for use. Made in the USA!