Beading Tool Blade Set Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Beading Tool Blade Set



Beading Tool Blade Set

Seven hardened, double-ended blades will make 14 standard shapes. The blades will fit antique Stanleys as well, for those who have or acquire one without blades. Made from A2 Tool Steel, 5/8" (1.58cm) wide.

The blade profiles include:

  • 1/16", 5/64", 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", and 1/4" Single Beads
  • 3/32" and 1/8" Fluting
  • 1/8" Double Reed
  • 1/16" and 5/64" Triple Reeds
  • 1/16" Quadruple Reed
  • 3/32" Double Concave
  • 3/32" Double Convex

Beading Tool Blade Set

Each blade is designed to work as a scraping blade — generally while pulling the tool, though at times pushing will seem most comfortable — to remove a small shaving per stroke. In some cases, the larger shapes will work best if you lower them in the clamp as the work progresses for maximum rigidity.


The blades should be sharpened by stoning the flat. Only rarely will work need to be done on the shape itself, with slipstones.


Made from A2 Tool Steel, cryogenically treated, hardened to Rockwell 60-62.


Blades should be kept lightly oiled or waxed to prevent rust. We recommend Jojoba Oil, a plant based oil product that is 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 tool bodies and blades. Jojoba Oil and abrasive handblocks are available from us.

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