Tool Test: Ashley Iles Mk2 Bevel-edge Chisels

By Christopher Schwarz
Page: 29

From the June 2009 issue #176
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My first great set of chisels was made by Ashley Iles, a small manufacturer with deep roots in the toolmaking history of Sheffield, England. The steel was easy to sharpen and held its edge tenaciously. My only complaints were that the chisels were top-heavy and the bevels on the long edges were a bit bucky.

During the last 10 years, Ashley Iles has been refining its line of bench chisels, and its newest line is outstanding.


From the June 2009 issue #176
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