Power-carving gouges and chisels are ones that can be attached to a reciprocating power carving tool. These machines generate thousands of very short strokes per minute yielding much better control than using a few mallet strokes. It is a great way to remove large amounts of waste wood in a short amount of time. People with limited strength in their hand and arms find these machines indispensable. Some machines offer greater power and can accommodate larger tools more efficiently without heating up while working for long periods of time. The size of the work and hardness of the wood will determine how powerful a machine is needed to push the gouges.