Close
Sign Up Today and Get a Special 10% Off Coupon

2" Framing Chisel

Item #145009
$141.00
Qty.   or Add to Wish List

Out of stock, order now for current pricing.

 
4.5

(6 reviews)

Read Reviews | Write a Review


Product Information:

Character limit per line: 20

Barr Quarton has been working with tool steel for over 18 years, and has applied his knowledge and skill to making the finest hand-forged, individually tempered, woodworking tools available. In a day and age where most tools are drop-forged, stamped or cut out and then poorly tempered, a majority of people have never had the pleasure of using a hand-forged tool. Hammer forging packs the steel, producing a very fine-grained, dense metal. This process also introduces more carbon into a smaller area. As a result you get a blade with remarkable edge-holding ability without being brittle. Chisels feature fitted socket handles, steel ferrules, and are delivered shaving sharp!

  • Hand-forged tool steel
  • Individually tempered
  • Steel ferrules
  • Fitted socket handles
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     
     

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
     
    4.3

    (based on 6 reviews)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Well built / quality (3)
    • Effective (2)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large projects (2)
    • Timber framing (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (2), Casual do-it-yourselfer (2)
    • Primary Use:
    • Business (2), Personal (2)

    Displaying reviews 1 - 6

    Back to top

    |

     
    5.0

    Industry Standard

    By  splithair

    from Western Maine

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects

    Comments about 2" Framing Chisel :

    I use Barr chisels every day to build timber frame structures. They are sturdy, keep an edge, and can take any abuse thrown at them. I have never had a problem with corrosion or issues with the handle and I don't exactly treat the things with incredible carefulness. Simply put, Barr chisels are the workhorses of the hand-crafted timber frame industry in New England.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    A master piece of Steel

    By  Timber Smith

    from Norther VT

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about 2" Framing Chisel :

    Barr Tool are the best for the money. I work with these chisels everyday and they have never let me down. They come shaving sharp and ready to use, which most others requiring honing before use. I can say that i have never had a handle split, but the only thing that ever hit the chisel i a 18oz urethane carves mallet and nothing else. you can't go wrong buying these american made tools!

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    3.0

    Hesitant in recommending

    By  Southern Tier Woodworker

    from Southern Tier, NY

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about 2" Framing Chisel :

    Not sure if they struck the right balance in the steel (i.e. softness/ease of sharpening vs. corrosion resistance. Bought one in April, stored it with my other tools. I always resharpen and coat with a protecting oil after each use and it has already shown significant signs of corrosion whereas my other tools and chisels appear fine so I know its not my treatment/care. This has been a very DRY summer in my region with low humidity so I'm worried about the longevity of this tool. Had the Mrs. contact them about the steel grade and any other issues and all she was told was that tools are expected to rust. They would not confirm anything about the steel grades and were very unhelpful. This was one of my first times buying from this company and I'm hesitant to make any future hand tool purchases. I'd only recommend this for someone that has a climate controlled wood shop.

     
    4.0

    Great Chisel, but skip on the engraving

    By  dmacnutt

    from Lowell MA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong

    Cons

    • Skip the engraving

    Best Uses

    • Timber Framing

    Comments about 2" Framing Chisel :

    Chisel is well made and feels good in your hand. ONLY issue is slight and can be ignored and that has to do with the engraving, I thought I was getting my name laser engraved on the METAL somewhere. But instead it was engraved on the disposable wooden handle that a previous reviewer mentioned broke on the first day. It hasn't broken on me yet but it's only a matter of time. Get yourself the chisel tip protectors

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    I would definately buy this tool again

    By  Karl

    from Pensacola, Florida

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects

    Comments about 2" Framing Chisel :

    I use this tool to remove bark from cherry wood logs in prepration for hand hewing bowls.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Decent steel ; poor handle.

    By  Barn Man

    from Upstate New York

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Pros

    Cons

    • Handle split 1st day

    Best Uses

    • Timber Framing

    Comments about 2" Framing Chisel :

    Chisel arrived sharp; nice edge. Handle split after 12 blows from a wood mallet. Yes, the steel ring was installed on handle.

    Displaying reviews 1 - 6

    Back to top

    |