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  • Wood Lathe Turning Tools: Woodturning Spindle Roughing Gouges
  • 7/8" Spindle Roughing Gouge
  • Wood Lathe Turning Tools: Spindle Roughing Gouges
  • Wood lathe turning roughing gouge tool by Carter and Son Toolworks.
  • Quality Wood lathe turning spindle roughing gouge tool made in America
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7/8" Spindle Roughing Gouge

$ 109.99

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  • How This Tool Is Built
  • Priority Shipping. Free Returns.


A razor sharp, balanced roughing gouge is the workhorse of your spindle turning. Ours sports a unique round tang for unique strength and longevity. 

What makes a 5-star 7/8” spindle roughing gouge?

  • Wide ‘u’ shape flute design ensures efficient chip-flow
  • Unique round tang provides strength & chatter-reduction
  • Superior M42 high speed steel with a 10% cobalt content, for unparalleled edge holding 
  • M42 HSS' unique durability and razor edge mean less grinding and cleaner cuts
  • Put comfort and control first with an interchangeable aluminum handle
  • Handcrafted in the USA, and backed by a lifetime guarantee and hassle-free returns
  • Ships sharp and ready to use!

The Specs

  • Blade measures 7/8“ outside diameter x 11” overall
  • Flute measures 6-1/2” long
  • 5/8” tang diameter
  • 16” x 3/4” handle & 5/8” adapter 


    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 Priority Shipping
    United States  Under $275 $9.95 Priority Shipping 
    Canada and International  Calculated during checkout


    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 64 reviews
    Tom Lewis
    Excellent tool.

    This gouge is every bit as good as I expected it to be. Arrived sharp and ready to use. Well balanced, and a pleasure to hold as well as use. It was a little big for my project, but it will be greatly utilized on future projects. Carter and Son should check into the possibility of making a smaller roughing gouge, maybe along the 1/2" to 3/4" size for smaller items, such as pens or spindle Christmas ornaments. I would buy one of those too. Good job guys!

    Frank E.
    7/8 spindle roughing gouge

    Building a table and my old roughing gouge had seen better days so I ordered one from Cater and Son and it was a joy to use, “ should have ordered one years ago”, as usual the tool was ready to use out of the box. I Was able to turn 4 maple legs and spent more time turning and less time sharpening. As always the wonderful folks at Carter and Son provide great service. If your thinking about buying Carter and Son tools all I can say is stop thinking and place your order. You won’t be disappointed.

    Gregory Boyko
    Excellent quality!

    I have the best impressions about the Spindle Roughing Gouge with the the 20" handle. The tool does not need sharpening after two weeks of intensive work. It perfectly balanced. The round tang is reliable and safe. It's the best tool I've ever come across. I recommend it to everyone. Excellent quality!

    Judd Hubbard
    Great tool,

    Big improvement over what I had. I won’t settle for anything less from now on. Love the option to buy without handles. Their handles are great but I enjoy making my own.

    Jose Moreno
    Excelente calidad de gubias

    Estoy muy complacido y muy contento con la calidad de éstas gubias. Muy superior a las que se obtienen en el mercado. Entender el significado del HSS es importante cuando se seleccionan las herramientas. Hay diferentes aleaciones de HSS donde la mayoría de las gubias se fabricas en una aleación M2. Éstas gubias están fabricadas con una aleación M42 la que la convierte en una herramienta que tendrá menos mantenimiento de amolado. Su diseño, a diferencia de las gubias en el mercado, te brinda la confianza de poder tornear sin el temor de que se puedan romper. También estoy complacido con el servicio personal de Paul. Antes de poner la orden tuve unas dudas y las respuestas las recibí con prontitud. Tan pronto envié la orden recibí las herramientas en un promedio de dos semanas. Recomiendo éstas herramientas.

    I am very pleased and very happy with the quality of these gouges. Much superior to those obtained in the market. Understanding the meaning of HSS is important when selecting tools. There are different alloys of HSS where most gouges are made in an M2 alloy. These gouges are made with an M42 alloy which makes it a tool that will require less grinding maintenance. Its design, unlike gouges on the market, gives you the confidence of being able to turn without the fear that they might break. I am also pleased with Paul's personal service. Before placing the order I had some doubts and the answers I received promptly. As soon as I placed the order I received the tools in an average of two weeks. I recommend these tools.

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