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These five specialty chisels will be the perfect compliment to your bench chisels.

The amount of woodworkers that I meet that don’t have a good set of chisels nearly floors me. With the work I do, I couldn’t survive without my sharp set of bench chisels. Between fine-tuning joints, paring waste, and cleaning up problem areas, they may just be the most used tools in my shop. However, there are certain tasks that my standard bench chisels just don’t cut it (pun intended). In these instances, I’ll often reach for a set of specialty chisels that I keep on hand. Over the next pages, I want to show you some of my specialty chisels that help get you out of some sticky situations.

Framing Chisel

This first chisel that is in my specialty drawer is a large, 11/2 framing chisel. This wide, razor-sharp chisel is just what the doctor ordered when it comes to large paring tasks or taking a beating when hogging out waste.


 

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