I'm a fairly new turner and considering getting a good roughing gouge. I considered powdered metal but decided to go with HSS instead.
I see some gouges made by PSI that are made from M2 high-speed steel, and I was wondering:
1. Does the higher tungsten content in T1 HSS (18.25% versus 6.25% tungsten in M2 HSS) make the edge stay sharp longer in T1 than in M2 tools?
2. Are turning gouges even available in T1 HSS, or is there some reason it's not used for that application?
Thank you in advance for any information.