The 1/2” diameter tool is the first choice for turning bowls. Use the same tool for rough turning as well as finishing turning. This is an efficient tool that removes wood very quickly and will produce outstanding finishes prior to sanding.
The Badger #5 straight tool was designed for the box makers and turner in mind, who like to work on smaller but deep vessels. The # 5 features a 5/8 shank tapering down to a 3/8 cutter so you can extend further over the rest without vibration and chatter enabling the turner to smooth out those deep vessels and boxes. The accessories for the # 5 tool are the same components for the # 3 Hunter Tools.