A fantastic geared machine which is easy to use and extremely precise. The machine enables you to produce consistent results with minimal effort. An ingenious circular blade action gouges the cane to nearly finished quality then just about five strokes with your gouging machine and your are ready to roll... This pregouging machine will prolong the life of your gouging machine by reducing wear on your blades. We recommend, in principle, to age only pre-gouged cane in order to reduce the risk of worm damage.Highly recommended!