Ball Gouge FAQs and Troubleshooting

The Ball Gouge fits most 4″ (100mm) and 4 1/2″ (115mm) angle grinders. However, when choosing an angle grinder to suit the blade, you should look for the following features:

  • An auxiliary handle
  • The on/off switch positioned on the top or side
  • At least 550 Watts power
  • Should have a spindle thread of: M14 (AUS and UK ) |  M14 (Europe) | 5/8″ (North America)

For instructions on fitting your Ball Gouge on an angle grinder, please click here.

Yes, as long as the grinder is powerful enough and runs at a speed of 9000RPM or higher.

Yes, as long as the grinder is powerful enough and runs at a speed of 9000RPM or higher.

YES! Working the machine with two hands ensures the best visibility for the operator and also means that hands are kept well away from the work area.

A lot of factors can influence how your Ball Gouge performs. Applying the correct cutting technique when using the Ball Gouge will ensure it runs smoothly on even the hardest woods.

  • Make sure your angle grinder runs at a minimum speed of 9000RPM.
  • Fit the Ball Gouge correctly to your angle grinder. More information on this video.
  • For more information on cutting technique, see this video.
  • For cutting technique on hard woods, avoiding bounce, see this video.

The Ball Gouge cutter should be rotated when it feels blunt and doesn’t produce nice wood shavings.

Consider the direction in which the grain runs when carving with the Ball Gouge.

Cutting along the grain will result in tearing of the wood. Cutting across the grain will result in a smoother cut with minimal tearing.

More information on this video.

If you cannot find the answer to your question above, please email our technical support team: [email protected]

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