Reeds 'n Stuff Bassoon Pre Gouger
This Reeds 'n Stuff Pre Gouger for Bassoon not only planes the cane with a flat blade but also gouges it out to about 1.80 mm in the middle and then smaller on the sides with a circular blade. This is the Crank-Style pre gouger. This amount of pre gouging saves the blade of your gouging machine and also speeds up the gouging process. It only takes a couple of seconds to send a piece of cane through this pre gouger. This machine has a standard size bed which works for cane between 24-26 mm, and possibly a little smaller or larger. This pre gouging machine will prolong the life of your gouging machine by reducing wear on your blades. The manufacturer recommends a minimum thickness of 1.70 mm in the finished, pre gouged piece of cane.