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#1 posted 10-29-2018 11:56 AM

I have both bens best and hurricane gouges, rate them about the same. I will be replacing my most used bowl gouge, 5/8” OD, with a Thompson when the time comes. As well as the bb and hurricane tools perform I have no reason to replace the less used tools, only those that I use up the quickest. I dont do a lot of spindle turning, more bowls and platters, hence bowl gouge replacement. I use the 5/8” much more then 1/2”. I use the largest tool I can for each project.

Carbide – for spindle and bowl turning I much prefer hss gouges, even for roughing, they work faster, cutting vs scrapind. I do use carbide some for hollowing which is a scraping cut anyway and surface finish not as important.

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