With today’s powerful reciprocating carvers, carving takes only a small fraction of the time as compared to hand carving using a hand chisel and mallet. With several styles of Flexcut Power Gouges to choose from, you’re sure to find the right reciprocating carving chisel for the job. How does a reciprocating power carver work? It’s simple. By varying the pressure applied to the power carver hand piece, you can control the cutting action created by the internal hammer inside the reciprocating carver hand piece. More pressure makes a heavier cut. Less pressure produces a lighter, more delicate cut.