It has been known for some time that the cryogenic treatment of steel can improve the edge holding properties of hand tools. The combined effect of cryogenic processing is to produce a refined crystal structure in your hand tool that will give a lifetime's service by producing a blade that will retain its edge longer and give a superior 'feel' in use. These quality woodturning tools from Crown are well balanced with good profiles and offer excellent value.
23 April 2013
Great tool !Had this gouge about 4-6 months now, it just needs a single pass on the grinder to give it a good edge which stays sharp for some time.
29 March 2012
brilliantonly had this a couple days and its already paid for its self. just needed a quick sharpen. i also ground the wings back a little. (a personal preference ) takes a super edge and holds it well. i will be ordering the spindle gouge next.