Combine the superb properties of CPM 15V with a massive well-designed, well balanced tool and you get the incredible CPM15V Glaser Hitec Oval Bowl Gouge!
This superb material is mostly intended for applications that required outstanding wear resistance. It has more vanadium carbides in its composite than CPM10V and provides more wear resistance and longer tool life. CPM15V also offers an alternative to solid carbide where carbide fails by fracture or where intricate tool design makes carbide difficult or risky to fabricate. Due to it’s 15% vanadium content CPM15V will outwear CPM10V. You will notice that all you need to do is use a little diamond slipstone and the tool is ready once again to remove some impressive amounts of material. ( I strongly reccomend Alan Lacers’ Diamond Stone)
Introduced in 1966, Glaser Oval Bowl Gouges 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 (Jerry Glaser has been using cryogenics 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.