• Set of 5 Bevel Edge Chisels

Set of 5 Bevel Edge Chisels

Price: $275.00
Product ID : 1-C-BS-5

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Details

Based on the Stanely 750 Bevel Edge Socket Chisels, our Chisels have excellent balance and are particularly comfortable in the hand. They are made of A2 Tool Steel, hardened to Rockwell 60-62, cryogenically treated and double tempered.

The edges are square, parallel along the length, and very narrow, so you can get into tight places. Backs are ground flat and finished by hand at 600 grit. The bevel is flat ground at 30º, but a higher secondary bevel (about 35º) may be advisable, depending on the wood and how much the chisel is being used. Additional honing is recommended.

Maine harvested Hornbeam handles. Overall length is approximately 9". Optional longer handles available for paring - overall length is approximately 13".

5 piece set includes the following sizes: 3/16, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 3/4

Optional roll to protect your chisels during storage and transport features thick, durable leather with a strap and buckle. Made in Maine.

Use

Re-Seating Handles:

When your Chisels arrive, the handles may be loose because of wood shrinkage. They may also loosen during dry weather. The handles are held in place by the wedging of the wood into the tapered socket. Just rap the chisel handle upside down to re-seat the handle. Although I’ve had chisel sets in my shop for years without the handles coming loose, some people have the opposite experience. One solution to a loose handle is to apply hair spray to the tapered section and re-seat as described. Strange as it may sound, it’s effective - and unlike glue, it’s reversible.

Removing Handles:

One of the advantages of the socket design is that if you want to change handles, you can simply tap the side of the handle on a board and pop the handle off.

Tool Care

Materials:

Our chisels are made of A-2 Tool Steel, hardened to Rockwell 60-62. A-2 chisels are cryogenically treated and double tempered.

Maintenance:

Tool Steel can rust. To protect your chisels, you should oil, wax and/or wrap the tools after use. At the least, wipe your fingerprints off with an oily rag. We recommend Camellia or Jojoba Oil - vegetable oil based products. They are non-toxic, odor-free and easy to use. Also, in our shop we use a fine abrasive handblock to remove any light surface oxide from tools. The oils and the abrasive handblock are available from us

Guarantee:

Materials and workmanship are guaranteed for the life of your tool. Call for repairs or replacement parts. We are available for advice if you ever have a problem using your tool.

Warning: Sharp chisels are dangerous and should be handled with care. Dull chisels are even more dangerous and should be sharpened.