Glaser Hitec 5/8″ Oval Bowl Gouge is without a doubt our top seller. This massive gouge is able to perform superbly during the most demanding turning procedures. The line was introduced in 1966 by Jerry Glaser, who spent a considerable amount of time and research to come with a tool that would offer great performance, proper flute angles, proper mass and stability” for most demanding turning operations.
The flute shapes are precision ground using state of the art CNC Grinding Machines. Then, they are hardened and cryogenically tempered (Cryogenic Tempering has been used by Jerry Glaser since 1995) and subjected to our proprietary “Surface Compacting Technology” which enhances the surface of the steel. The process creates a “micro burr” surface which proves to be “extremely effective” on the cutting edge of the tool.
The initial grind is placed just to allow the woodturner to start using the tools right away. It is up to the user to determine if he/she wants to keep the same grind shape after initial use.
Glaser Hitec Tools… simply put:
“the best woodturning tools in the world!”.