What Inspired the Pumpkin Gutter?

A common question that we are asked is what inspired the invention of the Pumpkin Gutter. Let’s face it, Evan is a power tool kind of guy. And he takes some friendly teasing as a result. One fateful Halloween, Evan decided he was going to impress those teasers by carving his pumpkin entirely with power tools. Here’s how his thought process went:

  • Cut off the top – recip saw
  • Eyes – spade bit
  • Mouth – jig saw
  • Remove innards – ?!?

The next thing I know, Evan’s out in the shop cutting slices off the end of a pipe, sharpening them and welding them to a shaft. Voila, instant power gut remover. (The original wasn’t quite as pretty as the one pictured below)

Pumpkin Gutter, pumpkin carving tool, Halloween

The Pumpkin Gutter made its debut that night to the amazement and delight of all involved. Not only did it remove the guts quickly but it thinned the walls and made carving so much easier. A few improvements and some packaging later and now anyone can dazzle their family and friends with power tool driven gut removal.

Thanks Evan and Happy Gutting!

Pumpkin Gutter vs. Giant Pumpkins

How large of a pumpkin can you gut with your Pumpkin Gutter? Well, we tried it out on these two 500 pound beauties and it seemed to do the trick. Haven’t tried it on anything bigger….yet.

Alien Pumpkin

pumpkin carving, halloween, jack o lantern, pumpkin gutting

pumpkin carving, pumpkin gutting, halloween, jack o lantern

Frog Pumpkin

pumpkin carving, pumpkin gutting, Halloween, Jack O Lantern






Halloween, pumpkin carving, pumpkin gutting, Jack O Lantern

The Pumpkin Gutter also works great for those cute little pumpkins. As long as the gutting end (the round end) fits inside, you are all set.

Happy Gutting!