A chisel is a hand tool with sharp cutting edge of the blade used for wood carving, stone carving, chiseling metals, etc. Chisels are usually used with hammers or mallets. The blade of the chisel is made of steel or alloy steel, and the handle of the chisel commonly made of wood or metal. The chisel is very professional for woodworking, which can carve different shapes of wood. We provide different types of chisels on Tool.com, including spring loaded corner chisel, wood chisel, flat chisel, point chisel and 12 pieces wood carving chisel set.
Different types of chisel
A corner chisel can create an ideal corner or change round angle to square angles in the wood without any measure tools with the angle of 90°. The corner chisel is mainly used for chiseling mortises accurately. The blade of the corner chisel is an essential part to cut wood, therefore, it is must be sharpened and not easy to get blunt. Our best spring loaded corner chisel has the sharp blade with a spring, which is not only durable, but also labor saving. It has an ergonomic handle that reduces the fatigue of workers, which is an ideal tool for woodworking.
The professional wood chisel is an essential tool for woodworking, as it has different sizes that used for different cutting and carving purposes. It has a beveled edge at its end of the blade which is sharp and useful for cutting wood. It is better to use the wood chisel with a hammer or a mallet to increase the strike force. At Tool.com, 3/8 inch, 1/2 inch, 5/8 inch, 3/4 inch, 1 inch, 1-1/4 inch wood chisels are available. Shop different sizes of wood chisels online now.
The flat chisel is as well as a hand tool of which both the blade and the handle are made from carbon steel that is durable and hard. The flat chisel has flat and sharp cutting edge that is aimed at applying detail, smoothing surfaces and carving stones. The flat chisel hardly leaves traces of the engraver works extremely carefully.
The point chisel is typically used for drilling a hole in brick, block and concrete. The texture of the point chisel is the same as the flat chisel except that it has a pointed head. It can as well as clean the cement ground, ice sculpturing, stone carving and so on.
Our 12 pieces wood carving chisel set includes seven different types of chisels which are straight gouge, straight chisel, V-straight parting chisel, spoon gouge, spoon chisel, skew chisel and curved gouge. The blade of chisels is made from high quality alloy steel, sharp and durable. The handle of chisels is made of wood, which meets the ergonomics design that is comfortable to hold and labor saving. Different types of chisels at wholesale price meet all of your needs for woodworking.
How to use a chisel?
Use the chisel with a hammer or a mallet. That is, you could hold the handle of the chisel with one hand, and hold a hammer with the other hand, and then apply force to the chisel with a mallet. A chisel needs to be held in both hands for chiseling the peeling of wood. The strength of two hands should be different, as one hand needs to provide driving force and the other hand should guide the path of cutting. Drill holes in the wood firstly if you need to chiseling deep mortises and then use the chisel to cut deeply. The bevel of the chisel should face the chips of the wood, thus the chips can be taken out easily. It’s worth noticing that you must ensure your chisel is sharp. If the blade of the chisel is dull, it is better to sharpen it before any woodworking.
How to sharpen a chisel?
A dull chisel needs to be sharpened or it is dangerous to use. The blade angle of the chisel should be 25 or 30 degrees. You can use a belt sander to sharpen the blade angle to 25 or 30 degrees. And then use a sandpaper to friction the chisel back and forth and then polish the back of the chisel. The most important polishing purpose is sharpening the edge and burring.
Notices for using a chisel
Although the chisel is a hand tool, it should be used safely. And here are some notices for using a chisel.