Woodturning tools are used to shape wood into different workpieces, such as plates, bowls, pens, and furniture. The most common types of woodturning tools include roughing gouge, spindle gouge, bowl gouge, skew chisel, parting tool, hollowing tool, scraper, bowl saver, auger, chatter tool, and wire.

Different tools are used for different woodturning needs and produce various results. The following are the most commonly available and most widely used woodturning tools available:

Roughing gouge

The roughing gouge is a wide gouge that is used for roughing square to round shape wood. It is ideally used to partially round and shape a wooden spindle. It is, however not advisable for faceplate work like bowls, because of the tool