Ashley Iles HSS Spindle Gouge 1/2"


The classic spindle gouge, shallower and more open than a bowl gouge the spindle gouge is the primary tool for shaping work held between centres on the lathe.

Made from M2 HSS, a tried and tested tool steel that has been used for cutting metal since the 1870's, was first used for woodturning tools in the 1970's and has since become the standard choice for stock removal tools ever since thanks to it's excellent wear resistance. All Ashley Iles HSS turning tools are cryogenically hardened in a vacuum chamber which consistently ensures optimum strength and hardness.

Ashley Iles woodturning tools are individually handmade in England, they are ground by hand to a beautiful finish with all edges eased so that they feel wonderful in the hand and are supplied fitted with traditional pattern beech handle made in Sheffield.