Pumpkin Carving Tools Buying Guide
Sure, when it comes to pumpkin carving, an ordinary paring or carving knife might get the job done. But for more devoted pumpkin carving enthusiasts, nothing beats a strategic set of pumpkin carving tools to cut, carve, sculpt, and shape. Find out what sorts of pumpkin carving magic the current crop of gadgets can help you achieve.
Types of Pumpkin Carving Tools
A few years ago, pumpkin carving was limited to the few general shapes that a paring or carving knife could eke out: triangles, a few teeth in a smiling mouth, round eyes. But that's no longer the case—pumpkin carving has reached the zenith of creativity and craftiness, thanks to tools that allow individual expressions on this Halloween mainstay. Those include a few types of tools developed specifically for the holiday, and a few others borrowed from general home maintenance departments, that make creating a fantastic pumpkin easier than ever. Try saws, carving knives, scoops, V-edge tools, awls, pokers, tracers, linoleum cutters, hole cutters, wood gouges, drills, and cookie cutters.
With a handle and serrated blade, saws of varying sizes are used to carve shapes and lines in pumpkins. They come in miniature versions, too, and often are narrow or have changeable blades.
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15" (381mm) blade length 1mm blade thickness Thick body blade for rigidity and control 9 point tooth count M2 tooth technology Eas...y start teeth (fine front teeth for smooth start) Deep gullets provide rapid removal of chips Hardwood handle read more
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20" (508mm) blade length 1mm blade thickness 9 point tooth count Deep gullets provide rapid removal of chips Hardwood handle
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15" (381mm) blade length .85mm blade thickness 11 point tooth count and patented universal tooth grind for fine finish but speed o...f a coarse cut saw 90 and 45 degree markings Comfort grip handles constructed of a high density resin and molded into an ergonomic grip Cuts all wood types, laminate, plastic and most materials read more
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The Husky 15 in. Hand Saw with Scabbard is designed to cut wood and plastic quickly. The blade has induction-hardened teeth that l...ast up to 5 times longer than standard saw teeth. The frame features a unique loop design, and the saw comes with a storage scabbard for safety. 15 in. blade Induction-hardened tri-bevel teeth stay up to 5 times longer than standard saw teeth Unique hoop design Designed to cut wood and plastic efficiently Durable storage scabbard for safety Note: Product may vary by store. MFG Model # : 45460 MFG Part # : 45460 read more
Carving knives are tools with a small handle and a blade that are used to cut out small and large sections of pumpkins.
Craftsmanship has been a tradition at Wusthof for over 190 years. Quality and precision have always been the standard that we meas...ure our knife by and our Gourmet line of stamped German knives take precision to a new level. Each knife in this line is cut from a piece of steel using a laser beam to make a perfect blade. The Wusthof Gourmet 8-in Carving Knife has a long, thin tapered shape, making it a perfect blade for all of slicing and carving tasks. Stamped from high-carbon stainless steel in Solingen, Germany. read more
Forged from a single bar of high carbon steel Triple-riveted black synthetic handle Hollow edge for superior slicing Hand-washing ...recommended Lifetime manufacturers warranty against workmanship defects Blade length: 8 in. Whats Included Carving knifeDescription A hollow edge and larger blade mean the Wusthof Classic Ikon 8 in. Carving Knife will be your go-to knife for larger cuts of meat. The hollow edge creates air pockets that keep food from sticking to the blade. An ergonomic, triple-riveted handle is made of seamless black synthetic material. This full tang blade is forged of tempered high carbon steel and features Wusthofs precision edge technology for incredible sharpness. As with all fine cutlery, we recommend hand washing these knives. About Wusthof Since their humble beginnings in 1814, the Wusthof family business has adhered to the same basic set of principles regarding their products. Their Trident logo is a representation of these principles, a symbol of form, function, and uncompromising quality. Today, Wusthof stands firm behind a strong line of products, including an assortment of more than 350 forged knives, as well as cutting boards, knife blocks, kitchen tools, and scissors, all of which are produced by dedicated workers at state-of-the-art facilities in Solingen, Germany. read more
Forged from a single bar of high carbon steel Triple-riveted seamless black synthetic handle Ideal for larger cuts of meat and veg... Dishwasher safe Lifetime manufacturers warranty against workmanship defects Blade length: 8 in. Whats Included Carving knifeDescription A hardworking kitchen essential, the Wusthof Classic 8 in. Carving Knife cuts larger cuts of meat as easily as it does vegetables. Like all Wusthof knives, this one is perfectly balanced and keeps it edge beautifully. It features a generous eight-inch blade forged of tempered high carbon steel and a triple-riveted black synthetic handle. While this knife is dishwasher safe, we recommend hand washing as you would any fine cutlery. About Wusthof Since their humble beginnings in 1814, the Wusthof family business has adhered to the same basic set of principles regarding their products. Their Trident logo is a representation of these principles, a symbol of form, function, and uncompromising quality. Today, Wusthof stands firm behind a strong line of products, including an assortment of more than 350 forged knives, as well as cutting boards, knife blocks, kitchen tools, and scissors, all of which are produced by dedicated workers at state-of-the-art facilities in Solingen, Germany. read more
Honoki wood handle with mekugi for stability High-grade modern steel blade Made by Chroma USA, Inc. Carving knife suitable for roa...sts and other cooked meats Blade measures 11 inches Whats Included Carving knifeDescription The Chroma Haiku 11 in. Carving knife is designed to carve poultry, roasts, hams, and other cooked meats with ease. This carver features a narrow spine and is shorter and wider than slicers, allowing for precision slicing. A bamboo peg or mekugi is inserted where the tang and handle meet, providing added strength and stability. The handle is made of honoki wood and the blade features high-grade modern steel construction. About Chroma USA Inc. Chroma USA, Inc. is responsible for some of the finest knives youll find in a modern kitchen. Ideal for use in professional settings as well as at home, these knives have been crafted using the finest and strongest premium-quality steel from Japan. These extremely sharp knives hold their edge for a long time and should be stored in a knife block. You can help maintain a sharp edge to ensure safety by sharpening your knives periodically. For best results, use ceramic sharpening stones rather than metal steel, which will damage fine edges. Wash your Chroma knives in warm water and dry by hand after every use. read more
Small enough to fit through an opening in a pumpkin, a scoop has a short handle and a spoonlike bowl to scrape and remove the pulpy insides of the gourd.
A jack of all trades, the Fruit Scoop set is great for melons, pumpkins, kiwis, zucchini, bell peppers, squash, coconut -- even tw...ice-baked potatoes! : Hanging Storage OptionMaterial: PlasticCare and Cleaning: Dishwasher-safeDimensions: 10.3 " L x 4.0 " W Handle Length: 3.0 "Head Width: 4.0 "Head Length: 7.0 "Weight: 0.17 Lb.see shipping and returnsguest rating overall4 of 5 stars Durable5 of 5 stars Value3.5 of 5 stars Quality4 of 5 stars see guest reviews read more
Dish out a few scoops of your favorite flavor with an OXO SoftWorks Ice Cream Scoop. This ice cream scooper is made of solid stain...less steel. It has a black, textured handle to give you a better grip when you're serving up frozen treats. Your kitchen won't be complete without this essential kitchen tool. Dishwasher safe. Material: Stainless SteelFinish: BrushedColor: BlackDimensions: 8.5 " L x 1.75 " W Weight: 8.0 Oz.Care and Cleaning: Dishwasher-safesee shipping and returnsreview this item read more
I scream, you scream, we all scream for the OXO Trigger Ice Cream Scoop. The innovative 1-hand trigger system lets you dish up eve...ryone's favorite treat in a flash. An ergonomic handle makes for comfortable scooping. The brushed metal ice cream scoop finish looks sleek, and the black handle goes with all of your kitchen tools. Pop the OXO ice cream scoop in the dishwasher for easy cleaning, and use it every time someone brings home a gallon of frosty fun. Material: Stainless SteelFinish: BrushedColor: Black: Ergonomic Handle, 1-hand Trigger SystemDimensions: 8.0 " L x 3.0 " W Weight: 6.0 Oz.Care and Cleaning: Dishwasher-safesee shipping and returnsguest rating overall5 of 5 stars see guest reviews read more
A V-edge tool resembles a knife, but the point of the tool is shaped into a V. This can be used to cut out corners of a pumpkin or to edge out designs with more detail.
Handheld pokers and tracers are typically used to transfer designs from stencils to the pumpkin surface. Some have one point, while others are a roller type with multiple points that are rolled over a design.
A hardware staple, a linoleum cutter is a great way to cut down the outer layer of pumpkin without cutting through the surface.
Hole cutters are short metal pipes; their short ends—used by potters—help create holes in pumpkins by pushing in with a hammer or by hand.
Used by woodworkers, these tools, often available with changeable blades, can be used to scrape the surface of a pumpkin to make it thinner, creating depth and texture.
A power drill can be used to dot a pumpkin with holes or transfer a design from a stencil to a pumpkin.
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1/2" 18 volt Cordless Brushless Brushless motor eliminates carbon brushes and matches torque/RPM to the changing demands of the ap...plication 400 in. lbs of max torque Variable 2 speed design (0- 400/0-1500 RPM) 0-6000/0-22500 BPM Built in LED light Rubberized soft grip 7-5/8" long and 3.8lbs BARE TOOL ONLY - battery and charger sold separately Battery - Ace No. 2169357 Charger - Ace No. 2393429 read more
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5 piece Includes 5/32", 3/16", 1/4", 5/16" and 3/8" diameters Used for drilling in brick, cinder block and tile Double flute desig...n drills twice as fast as standard masonry bits Carbide tip minimizes wear and extends the life of the bit For use in corded and cordless rotary drills only - not hammer drills read more
Good old-fashioned cookie cutters—the same tools used at holidays to create seasonal cookies—can make shapes in pumpkins.
Pumpkin carving tools are fairly straightforward: they cut, they scoop, they scrape. But the detail that the tools can accomplish varies on how each tool is made and what it's intended to do. How well they do those tasks also differs based on the pumpkin carving tools' product features. Those include blades, handles, and materials. Here's a short overview of the product features to consider and how they affect the use of your pumpkin carving tools.
Read the product label to see what the blades are made of and how they are sharpened. If blades are interchangeable, see how easy it is to swap out blades.
Handles can be plastic or wood; plastic may break more easily, while wood may be stronger.
The portion of the tool that does the work may be plastic or metal. Thinner plastic may be less strong when carving the pumpkin surface.
There's no need to purchase pumpkin carving tools each year. If you buy the right tools for the kind of pumpkin carving you enjoy, they can and should last. To ensure they do, review just a few purchase considerations. Those include care and storage, durability, and adaptability. Here's a quick overview of what you need to know before you buy.
Review the cleaning and storage requirements of pumpkin carving tools; some may be dishwasher-safe, while others may need to be hand-washed and have their wood handles oiled.
Choose pumpkin carving tools that are made well and strong enough to carve and cut without breaking.
Some pumpkin carving tools have flexibility of use: a power drill is a widely used household item, cookie cutters are used in baking, and awls have a variety of uses in crafting.
Get in to the Halloween spirit with the Airblown Haunting Reaper with Cauldron. This outdoor yard decoration self inflates in seco...nds and will give your guests a sinister welcome. This inflatable phantom has internal lights and a built-in fan to create a ghostly, nighttime display thats perfect for the season. Made of weather-resistant fabric, this inflatable can stay up all fall. Yard stakes and tie-downs are included for secure installation. Number of Pieces: 1 : Inflatable, OutdoorOperational Modes: Fan BlownPower Source: ElectricMaterial: Polyesterx 77.9 " H x 41.3 " W Item Type: Inflatable Party DecorationAssembly Details: assembly requiredProduct Depth: 23.6 "see shipping and returnsguest rating overall5 of 5 stars Stylenot rated Valuenot rated Qualitynot rated see guest reviews read more
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Harvest Dinnerware We love the organic feel that irregular shaping gives this dinnerware. The covered pumpkin bowl adds just the r...ight finishing touch.Hand-painted stoneware.Dishwasher and microwave safe.Each piece sold in sets of four.Dinner plate, 11.25"Dia.Salad plate, 8.25"Dia.Pumpkin bowl, approximately 6"Dia. x 4.25"T.Made in Portugal. read more
Made of orange avena, maple and oak leaves Accented with autumn berries Includes a ghost and bat along with pumpkins and wheat sto...cks Avoid direct exposure to sunlight and humidity Suitable for indoor use only Whats Included Table top decor read more
This set includes the Orange Double Decker Carrier and the FoodTastic? Party Box. You?ll be able to enjoy this expandable thermal ...carrier all year round! It can hold up to two 9x13-in. baking dishes. The Therma-Flect® insulated lining allows you to carry both hot and cold foods at the same time. Perfect for holidays, potlucks, church suppers, picnics and so much more. If you want to arrive with your food at the perfect serving temperature this bag is for you! The FoodTastic? Party Box 4-piece set, includes a jumbo food container with lid; egg /appetizer tray and divided snack tray. This ?party in a box? features a lidded, multi-use food container with stackable trays that transports easily. The egg /appetizer tray has 18 contoured cups that fit vertical or horizontal deviled eggs, as well as all kinds of bite-sized appetizers. With 5 separate compartments, the divided snack tray can hold crudités with dip, assorted antipasti; fruit and cheese or whatever else your imagination can think of. Food container, appetizer and snack trays are dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe. read more
Bring the whimsical warmth of autumn to your decor with this family of pumpkins.Made of pressed foam with plastic stems.Sold indiv...idually.Papa pumpkin (shown center, left), 20"Dia. x 12"T.Mama pumpkin (shown right), 14"Dia. x 10"T.Flat bottom pumpkin (shown top, left), 12"Dia. x 5.5"T Baby pumpkin (shown bottom, left), 11"Dia" x 7T".Imported. read more
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Our Spiderweb Table Topper is a wickedly affordable way to spice up your Halloween decor. Dozens of spider webs are interconnected... in a lacy weave, then carefully framed with matching black fringe. Made of 100% polyester Hand wash 58" Sq. read more
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Ordinary black and orange gets an eye popping hot pink makeover with our Gothic Glam Table Topper. Dont be afraid to add a new col...or to your Halloween table! This runner, with its intricate spider and web motif, makes a wonderful complement to our bold pink and black lacy topper and plaid tablecloth, each sold separately. Give your Halloween a new hue: hot pink is the new orange Intricate spider and web motif Made from polyester read more
This thermal carrier features SuperFoam? high-performance insulation and Ultra Safe? easy-clean lining. Keeps food hot or cold for... 6-7 hours. The front zippered garage-door opening allows for easy accessibility, and the handle is padded for extra comfort. The Party Box has a flexible, easy-to-secure lid and includes two stackable trays: one 5-compartment snack tray and one deviled egg tray that holds 18 deviled eggs. read more
LED Halloween light display Great in yard or hanging from home or business Perfect for indoor and outdoor use No adapter needed In...cludes 150 orange and green lights, white cord 43W x 38H inches Steel constructed frame Whats Included Light DisplayDescription The LED Jack O Lantern, 150 Bulbs is a less messy way to enjoy the look of a carved pumpkin. The steel constructed frame is rust resistant powder-coated and uses long-lasting and energy-efficient orange and green LED bulbs covered by durable UV-protected color clips. Works perfectly in the yard or against your home or business. Guaranteed to be appreciated by trick-or-treaters and adults alike. About Brite Ideas Established in Omaha, Neb., in 1990, Brite Ideas Decorating, Inc., has become a holiday lighting industry leader, providing customers across the United States with durable, cutting edge lighting displays for both residential and commercial applications. Featuring a full line of innovative LED products and uniquely designed displays, Brite Ideas appeals to traditional, modern, simple, and even ornate tastes. It is their mission to promote excellence in the holiday lighting industry. With that in mind, Brite Ideas products go above and beyond the standard to create the best holiday atmosphere for you. read more
LED Halloween light display Great in yard or hanging from home or business Perfect for indoor and outdoor use No adapter needed In...cludes 150 white lights, white cord 60H x 38W inches Steel constructed frame Whats Included Light DisplayDescription The LED Ghost, 150 Bulbs adds spooky fun this Halloween. It is sure to delight trick-or-treaters and adults alike. The steel constructed frame is rust resistant powder-coated and uses long-lasting and energy-efficient white LED bulbs covered by durable UV-protected color clips. Works perfectly in the yard or against your home or business. No adaptor is needed, so installation is a snap. About Brite Ideas Established in Omaha, Neb., in 1990, Brite Ideas Decorating, Inc., has become a holiday lighting industry leader, providing customers across the United States with durable, cutting edge lighting displays for both residential and commercial applications. Featuring a full line of innovative LED products and uniquely designed displays, Brite Ideas appeals to traditional, modern, simple, and even ornate tastes. It is their mission to promote excellence in the holiday lighting industry. With that in mind, Brite Ideas products go above and beyond the standard to create the best holiday atmosphere for you. read more