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Robert Sorby standard bowl gouges are ideal for making bowls, producing either massive profiling cuts or delicate cuts as necessary.
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Product Name Price Qty
1/4" Robert Sorby #842LH Bowl Gouge
1/4" Robert Sorby #842LH Bowl Gouge Item #: 47589
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$79.99
Each
3/8" Robert Sorby #842LH Bowl Gouge
3/8" Robert Sorby #842LH Bowl Gouge Item #: 47597
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$79.99
Each
1/2" Robert Sorby #842XLH Bowl Gouge
1/2" Robert Sorby #842XLH Bowl Gouge Item #: 47605
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$119.99
Each

Robert Sorby Bowl Gouges-Standard Bowl Gouges

Item #
GRP6427_1
Rating:
98% of 100
Robert Sorby bowl gouges are a must in the tool kit of every bowl turner.

Throughout the world, the name Robert Sorby is synonymous with all that is good in woodturning and Robert Sorby turning tools remain the benchmark by which all others are judged. Robert Sorby bowl gouges are a must in the tool kit of every bowl turner. Milled from round bar, giving both mass and stability. These tools are ideal for making bowls. They can produce either massive profiling cuts or delicate cuts as necessary.

(1) Robert Sorby Bowl Gouge-Standard Bowl Gouges
More Information
Brand Robert Sorby
Manufacturer Part Number No
Weight 1.4800
Tech Spec No
Tech Docs No
Tool Type Gouges
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Holds edge well. A pleasure to use.
August 10, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Best gouge I own...
I am always confident in the quality of tools made by Robert Sorby to use on my turnings.
May 13, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Great entry tools.
Good tool, holds edge, ergonomically comfortable
January 6, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great tool
Sorby is my favorite. Never disappointed
December 29, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Got leverage?
works great for hollowing, almost impossible to catch, tons of leverage.
February 23, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Sorby bowl gouges
excellent tools
February 16, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
The 3/8 inch Robert Sorby bowl...
The 3/8 inch Robert Sorby bowl gouge I recently purchased is made from high quality materials, sturdy, and comfortable to use. The gouge has made my venture into bowl turning a very positive experience.
August 22, 2010
Just a beginner bowl turner, but...
Just a beginner bowl turner, but I just realized the joy of having a great tool to do the job!
February 24, 2009
Very sturdy designs which really hold...
Very sturdy designs which really hold onto their edge for a long time, through a lot of use. These are very much worth the whole of the price that their worth, and are quite excellent and necessary components of a turner's inventory, even if one doesn't use these for bowls.
December 3, 2008
Well built sturdy gouge. I would recommend this.
November 28, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Needed a bowl gouge and this one is always highly recommend
Geoffrey B on Aug 2, 2018
beginning wood turner, based on advice I read and from friends
Martin W K on Mar 22, 2018
Needed a bowl gouge and this one is always highly recommend
Geoffrey B on Aug 2, 2018
I have several and they are very nice gouges.
Harvey Y on May 24, 2018
beginning wood turner, based on advice I read and from friends
Martin W K on Mar 22, 2018
Same as above
Richard S on Feb 8, 2018
to have an appropriate tool for my lathe and bowls
Robert S on Dec 17, 2017
Wanted to by a trusted brand.
John H on Feb 15, 2017
I am getting into turning bowls and needed the right tool for this work.
Tim M on Dec 14, 2015
Needed a good quality turning tool.
Chester S on May 19, 2015
I have several and they are very nice gouges.
Harvey Y on May 24, 2018
Same as above
Richard S on Feb 8, 2018
Whst size bowl gouge 3/8 or 1/2 inch is most versatile?
Vincent S on Dec 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: A 1/2 or 5/8 will be the most versatile as the larger gouges permit one to make both large and small bowls. The 3/8 gouge is relatively weak and tend to vibrate in larger applications. Grind all to 40/40degrees for best performance.
How do I tell if the one that I am buying is parabolic or not?
Robert S on Feb 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My bowl gouge is definitely parabolic looking, not a circular arc shape. Some catalogs or the manufacturer's web catalog will show a gouges cross-sectional profile.