Reeds 'n Stuff Oboe Pre-gouger
This Reeds 'n Stuff pre-gouger not only planes the cane with a flat blade but also gouges it out to about .70mm in the middle and .55mm on the sides with a circular blade. 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 an 11 mm bed which works for cane varying between 10-11mm.
Another option is available by Reeds 'n Stuff for the pre-gouging step.