Designed by Peter Child this bowl gouge has been very popular since 1978. The size of the tool is measured by the width of the flute, not the diameter of the steel (example: 1/2" tool is made of 5/8" steel). The tool length is 9". The 1/4" and 1/2" sizes have a 12" handle. The handle length of the 1/2" and 5/8" is 15".
These tools are the result of an advanced cryogenic process that has been used in other industries, such as metal working and even stock car racing. The M2 high speed steel is put through a complex immersion process, down to temperatures of -300° Fahrenheit, changing the structure of the steel producing into a fine harder martensitic structure.
This translates into better wear resistance, meaning better edge holding ability of the tools. Our independent testing with professional woodturners has confirmed the manufacturers claims of up to 3 times longer edge holding ability than standard M2 high speed steel. This edge holding performance is similar to the ASP2030 or Pro PM steels. The honing ability of the Kryo tools is very good allowing the tools to take a very sharp edge. They perform well in abrasive exotic woods. We think these tools with the subtle gold hue represent a new step in turning tool development and are well worth trying in your shop.
|104020K||HT Kryo 1/4" Superflute Bowl Gouge||$62.95|
|104021K||HT Kryo 3/8" Superflute Bowl Gouge||$79.95|
|104022K||HT Kryo 1/2" Superflute Bowl Gouge||$145.95|
|104023K||HT Kryo 5/8" Superflute Bowl Gouge||$167.95|
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