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WoodRiver 4 Piece Butt Chisel Set

Item #152169
$59.50
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4.0

(27 reviews)

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Product Information:

Beautifully crafted, well balanced 4 piece butt chisel set. CRV steel blades hardened to RC59-63 with steel ferrules and nicely finished off with genuine Bubinga handles. These little beauties are truly fun to use. Like their bigger brethren, they look good to the eye but really impress under use. Set includes 1/4", 1/2", 3/4" and 1" chisels. Overall length 6-1/2" with blades 2-3/8" long. Honing required before use.


  • 4 Piece Set With Wood Storage Box

  • Set includes 1/4”, 1/2”, 3/4” and 1” chisels.

  • Blades are CRV Steel

  • RC 59-63

  • Genuine Bubinga Handles

  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

     
     

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    4.1

    (based on 27 reviews)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (17)
    • Well built / quality (16)
    • Sturdy case (13)
    • Lightweight (12)
    • Versatile (10)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small projects (19)
    • Large projects (12)
    • Gifts (6)
    • Home repair (5)
    • Dovetails (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (14), Casual do-it-yourselfer (8), Professional (4)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (21), Business (5)

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    4.0

    great palm chisels

    By  DIY Delaware

    from Delaware

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver 4 Piece Butt Chisel Set :

    These seem to go on sale with frequency. While on sale these are a great set of palm chisel. There was minimal work required to lap the bottoms on all four chisel and the levels were sharpened up on oil stones with great efficiency. Hair popping sharp and seem to hold rather well. Great buy with only some work needed on my set.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    A Good Set of Chisels

    By  ESDudrick

    from Knoxville, TN

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dovetails
    • Large Projects
    • Precision Work
    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver 4 Piece Butt Chisel Set :

    These chisels are fairly sharp right out of the box, and a few minutes of honing has them ready and raring to go. I like the size, they are shorter than most chisels, and despite having big hands, I like the way they fit closely in my hand. So far, I have no complaints.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    1.0

    Nice Looking but Not Good

    By  Kabes

    from Burbank, CA

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    Comments about WoodRiver 4 Piece Butt Chisel Set :

    The chisels look nice but I had a very hard time faltening the backs. I actually gave up on the 3/4" and 1" chisels. After almost 1/2 an hour on the coarse diamond stones, I was able to get less than 1/4" back from the edge flat.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    I would buy this product again

    By  Grumpy Bear

    from Ex. San Jose, CA

    About Me

    Pros

    • Sturdy case
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In A Wood Shop

    Comments about WoodRiver 4 Piece Butt Chisel Set :

    Got the set for a "great price", needed a little work to bring them to a "flat" back and to sharpen them to razor quality, surprisingly the edge "last" very good, easy to handle where a full size chisel is a bit awkward. Comes in a good looking and strong wooden case. I am very happy with this set.

     
    5.0

    Fits my hand like a glove

    By  MichaelP

    from Brandon, MS

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Beautiful Tool
    • Ergonomically Perfect
    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Box Is Lacking Who Cares

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver 4 Piece Butt Chisel Set :

    This is truly a fantastic tool. The way that it fits in my hand is, in my opinion, as perfect as I could hope for. As cheesy as this sounds, it is still true: the tool feels like an extension of my arm. It isn't so long that it becomes flimsy at the business end, and the way the handle fits snuggly in the palm of my hand, I feel a sense of complete control over the chisel. A very fine tool for the price, indeed.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    3.0

    Not the best ones they sell by any means

    By  The Part Time Wood Worker

    from Bloomington, MN

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Handels Are Nice
    • Lightweight
    • Was A Gift

    Cons

    • too small

    Best Uses

    Comments about WoodRiver 4 Piece Butt Chisel Set :

    They are nice but much smaller then I thought they would be, I am not that big but they seem small for my hands. Seem like an ok product at the sale flyer price.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Hard to ask for more

    By  D. J. the wood butcher

    from Sioux City, IA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Easy To Balance
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • None yet
    • Slightly Soft Steel

    Best Uses

    • Attractive
    • Dovetailing
    • Dovetails

    Comments about WoodRiver 4 Piece Butt Chisel Set :

    I have other good chisels, but since I cut a lot of dovetails, my preference is to use something that is easy to balance, holds an edge and is easy to sharpen. A tall order I know - but these have delivered just that. I'm able to hold these chisels like a pencil for dovetailing without hand fatigue. In sharpening,(Paul Sellers method) I was surprised to find that getting the burr was quick, but yet they hold an edge much longer than expected.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Wood River - A good value for the price

    By  Vallis Custom Guitars

    from USA

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Balance
    • Edge Holding
    • Fit and finish
    • Strong
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Cheap Box But It Works

    Best Uses

    • Lutherie
    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver 4 Piece Butt Chisel Set :

    I did a full review of these chisels that you can find on my blog just look up vallis guitars - Long story short these are really good chisels for the money, and with a little bit of work they are as good as more expensive chisels with surprisingly nicer fit and finish.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    4.0

    Good chisel set for price

    By  Luke Finley

    from Iowa, La

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Holds an edge well
    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Sturdy case

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dovetails
    • Gifts
    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver 4 Piece Butt Chisel Set :

    First time to use these chisels I made a book shelf with handmade dovetails and the chisels worked great. The wood I used was knotted cedar. When I finished my project the chisels where still very sharp and need little to no maintenance. The biggest complaint I had with the set was that the two larger chisels were VERY dull with very little edge. I spent hours up on hours working to get them flat and then razor sharp.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Impressive little set!

    By  Rob P

    from Somewhere in the workshop, TN.

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Decently Sharp From Box
    • Feels Great In The Hands
    • Pretty Straight
    • Sharpens Fairly Easily

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver 4 Piece Butt Chisel Set :

    I didn't expect anything more out of these chisels than a decent set of chisels for the price. When I unboxed them, the first thing that I noticed was that they came in a cheap little finger jointed wooden box. The wood was not the greatest quality, and was covered in a very thick coating of semi-gloss varnish. When I opened the box up however, I found a very nice set of four chisels. I was impressed with the overall quality of the wood, steel, and ferrules used in these tools! Unlike other chisels that I have used that have a round "dowel-shaped" handle that drops off into the shaft of the steel blade, the handles on these chisels are contoured to the ferrules, which are contoured to the shaft of the blade. This gives a very comfortable feel when the tool is in my hands. The wood is high quality and very smooth, with a very light finish. I intended on spending some time tuning the chisels up, but decided to use them fresh out of the box so I could see how usable they were fresh out of the box. Although I was impressed with how sharp these chisels were from the get-go, they could still benefit from a couple of minutes of work on the oil stones. Still, if you do not intend on doing very fine carving, or if you are working with a soft wood such as pine, these will work just fine without any further work needed. After spending some time with these chisels "perfecting" them on the oil stones, I was even more impressed! They were fairly flat and required very little work getting them 100%. The blades did take some time sharpening the bevel and flat sides to a mirror finish, but that is actually a good thing (indicates a high strength steel which will hold a sharp edge longer). All in all, I spent about an hour and a half on the set polishing them to razor sharpness. Since tuning them up, I have worked with several hardwoods from oak, to hickory, to purple heart (a wood that I normally had to chisel with a hydraulic jackhammer!), and they are still sharp enough to shave hairs off of my forearm. All in all, if you plan on buying a set of chisels and using them out of the box for softer woods, these will work out great! If you plan on getting a nice set of chisels and tuning them to perfection, you will not be disappointed here either. If you need a chisel to dig oak or other hardwoods right out of the box with no prep work, and money is no object, you may be interested in a more expensive set. All in all, this set of chisels that I thought would be "a nice set, for the money" have turned out to be simply "a nice set".

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    • Personal

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