I personally had some problems with it at first because it was just taking off too much at one time, but then played with it a little more and it worked out really great. Just make sure that you are not holding the tool flat to the wood, make sure it is at least 45 or more. The greater the angle I held the tool to the wood the less it would take off. Otherwise it worked out really great. Turned many bowls now and can almost finish the entire bowl without switching tools and then having limited sanding afterwards.