Spindle Gouge 1/2"
This HSS 1/2" spindle gouge will keep a sharpened edge about six times longer than carbon steel and resist "blued" softening from overheating during grinding or from heavy turning. Ash handles offer firm hand control during use and brass ferrules prevent wood splitting from tool...
• High speed steel resists "blued" softening from overheating
• Sharpened edge lasts 6 times longer than carbon steel
• Ash handle
• Brass ferrule
Not so great
I bought this tool with high hopes, but honestly I find myself reaching for my cheapo spindle gouge from a dirt cheap set I bought years ago. This is a beautiful tool but it just doesn't take or hold and edge that well. It is also very easy to overheat the steel when sharpening. I don't think I will be buying any more Sorby tools