Handles filled with Vibration Dampening Gel (VDG)
Assembled on a 16″ Glaser Hitec Handle

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For the first time this tool is being offered with our premium CPM15V steel. In honor of Bob Stocksdale and Jerry Glaser, we want to offer you the best of Jerry’s creations in a superb and unmatched material.

This gouge is phenomenal! I can only imagine what Bob Stocksdale felt when he received his first Glaser Hitec gouge!.

Jerry Glaser sold a gouge called the Stocksdale Gouge back in the late ’80’s and early ’90’s. Superbly made, the handles were made from Goncalo Alves, with a stainless steel ferrule. The high speed steel was M4, twice as wear resistant as M2. Jerry made the very first HSS gouge for Stocksdale around 1960, when everything else made was from high carbon steel. He formed Turnmaster Tools to sell HSS turning tools because the main manufacturers at the time were not interested in changing from their method of toolmaking. In my opinion, Glaser single-handedly changed the woodturning world with his introduction of HSS tools.
J. Paul Fennell – 11-17-2009

This superb material is intended for applications requiring exceptional wear resistance. It has more vanadium carbides than CPM10V and provides more wear resistance and longer tool life.

Jerry Glaser was immediately famous for devising the 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 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.