Socket Chisel Set - 4 Piece
For our WoodRiver® Bevel Edge Socket Chisels we looked to the past and to the present for inspiration. Details of classic chisels by Stanley, Keen Cutter, Buck Brothers, Swan and Witherby were considered, along with options of modern materials and processes.Particular attention was paid...
Particular attention was paid to specific areas resulting in a chisel optimized for detailed woodworking. Flatness of the back is quality controlled to specific tolerances. This means less preparation when sharpening “out of the box.” The transition from the “flat” of the back to the socket is designed with a gradual slope. This prevents the back of the chisel from abruptly lifting on longer paring operations. The side bevels sweep back towards the centerline, allowing the chisel access to tight corners, which is especially important for dovetail work. The resulting flat area or “land” is a consistent 0.7mm – narrow enough for tight access but wide enough to prevent an uncomfortable sharp edge.
The WoodRiver 4-Piece Bevel Edge Socket Chisel Set includes one each of 1/4", 1/2", 3/4" and 1" widths. Fill out your collection with other individual sizes and the chisel tool roll sold separately.
The complete tool is designed with balance in mind to increase comfort and effectiveness. Each chisel incorporates a lightly finished hardwood handle fitted to the socket. Our end result is a chisel that will give years and years of service and will become a favorite in your shop.
- Forged from 100 CR-V steel. This alloy holds an edge that is also impact resistant
- Tempered in salt bath to HRC58-63
- Blade length is 4"; overall length is 9-5/8" to 9-7/8"
- Each chisel ships with WoodRiver Silicon Chisel Guards
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Nice now that they're sharp
My new chisels arrived today, along with the Veritas MK II honing system. The backs of the chisels were not flat, but I was able to flatten them fairly quickly. I felt like that for this much money they should have been in a more nearly ready to work condition. It took over an hour to flatten and sharpen the set of four. Now that they are sharp, I really like them. I've not used socket chisels before, so I will have a little learning curve. The beveled edge looks to be very good for dovetails. My first pass at making a few practice cuts proved to be very good. The chisels were sharp and worked well in my hand. I would buy them again.
Good tools for a reasonable price
These are really good chisels for the price. Set-up was minimal (the backs needed a little flattening, as per usual with new tools). The chisels took an edge quickly and have held up well so far. The handles feel good in the hand and fit well into their sockets.