Utility Chisel Set - 4 Piece
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The bevel-edged WoodRiver® Chisels are designed to meet the needs of today’s woodworker. These economically priced chisels feature handles that are contoured for ergonomic comfort and superior control. Constructed of 115CRV3 tool steel, the edges are heat treated to a hardness of 59-63...
The bevel-edged WoodRiver® Chisels are designed to meet the needs of today’s woodworker. These economically priced chisels feature handles that are contoured for ergonomic comfort and superior control. Constructed of 115CRV3 tool steel, the edges are heat treated to a hardness of 59-63 RC for exceptional sharpness and edge retention. Chisel handles are made of an impact resistant polypropylene to withstand heavy mallet blows. Set includes 1/4", 1/2", 3/4" and 1" wide chisels.
- Ergonomic handle for comfort and control
- Tough as nails polypropylene handles
- Factory ground bevel-edge blades
- Each chisel is individually hardened and tempered
- Set of four includes 1/4", 1/2", 3/4" and 1" chisel
- Overall Lengths: 9-3/4"
- Blade Lengths: 3-3/4"
- Chisel Material: 115CRV3 Tool Steel
- Handle Material: Polypropylene
- (1) 1/4" Utility Chisel
- (1) 1/2" Utility Chisel
- (1) 3/4" Utility Chisel
- (1) 1" Utility Chisel
- These tools are factory ground and require honing before use.
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These chisels were reviewed rather thoroughly by a YouTube woodworker, I think it from a site called 'Wood by Wright'. This review was a comparison of a dozen or more chisels of varying levels of quality/price, and the bottom line was this: these specific chisels rated quite high, even when price was not a consideration (their socket chisels rated higher still). These inexpensive chisels were superior to any of the usual hardware store brands, and ahead of several reputable smaller tool makers. In view of their hand planes and chisels, the brand 'WoodRiver' seems to be an impressive effort by Woodcraft to get good tools into the hands of people for a reasonable price. Thanks for that.
Don't like the slippery handles.. do like everything else, including the very reasonable price. These things sharpen up very well. Worth the purchase.
Great for the price
Just got these and really like them. The handles are slippery which is my only complaint but they are 21 on sale and can be sharpened quite easily. I think the reviews complaining about the sharpness don't know how to sharpen, because I was able to shave with them after only 5-10 minutes of sharpening on just 2 stones. Fantastic if you don't want to spend a lot on chisels and will get the job done
time vs cost
bought these at half price to let students use for boat building. factory grind is next to useless. youd have to spend some time to get these properly sharpened. moral: dont skimp on tools. buy the best, care for them and keep em for life. These shall be returned.
OK For the Price BUT A Lot of Work
I purchased these on sale so a really great price. However they are a ton of work to get sharpened correctly and I wish I could post pictures here to explain better but I will do my best. One of the most important steps in sharpening chisels is to have a dead flat back of your chisel for about an inch or so from the chisel's cutting edge. I first started flattening with my water stones. Started with a 1000 grit and right a away realized I had a convex (or belly) on the back, the worse case scenario for flattening because of all the metal to remove. So I switched to my 240 stone and after several passes the cutting edge and especially the corners were not being touched. I kept having to flatten my stone and I have been wanting to upgrade my sharpening tools so I thought this was the time to upgrade to the Trend Diamond Stone 300/1000 grit. It took me 3 days of working about an hour each time to flatten the back of the 1 inch chisel, that was as much time as I could do before my hands were too sore to go on. Lesson learned, don't by inexpensive tools you will only suffer. They can be made to be decent chisels if you are willing to put in the work. Dull chisels are dangerous and will not yield good results on fine woodworking, my advice is spend more money on good chisels that you can get to work with much quicker, but if budget is a serious issue and you are willing to do the work then by all means go for it.
OK Set - Worth the Price
It is a decent chisel set but not machined well from the start. When flattening the back before sharpening the corners took forever to start taking off material even with a 220 grit wet stone and even then I could not get a perfectly flat and polished back with the biggest chisel, the smaller ones did much better. The bevels were a little better. For the price you can't beat them, but you understand why better chisels cost so much more.
Best chisels I've owned
These chisels can be honed to an amazingly sharp edge that seems to be holding up quite well. Slices through hardwood like butter. Way better than my old garbage chisel set anyway. I sharpened both sets exactly the same and tested them side-by-side. My old set is now in the trash :-) Results weren't even close. I'm sure there are better sets out there, but if you can't get professional results with this set, you need to find a new hobby.
Good Inexpensive Chisels
I bought my first set about six months ago when they were on sale as a "beater" set to help protect my more expensive sets that I keep at the benches. I have examples from some of the other WoodRiver offerings, Narex, as well as some old Stanleys, Buck Brothers, and some Japanese chisels, all of which are well respected (along with some true old beater chisels). I did have to use thinner and an abrasive pad to remove the protective coating normally found on many tools these days in order to prevent gumming up the sharpening stones. While at it, I used the pad to reduce the slick surface on the handles. They sharpened quickly, not because they were soft but because they were already well machined and the grind marks were not as bad as I have encountered on other tools. I could tell by the action of the tool against the diamond stones that the chisels were very hard but sharpened quickly. The three larger chisels were slightly hollow ground which made it easier to flatten the backs to the edge, Some hollow doesn't hurt the use and can actually help (consider Japanese chisels). The whole process only took about ten minutes including stropping to the final edge. These chisels have become my "go-to" set for nearly all of my work and have only required minor touchup on a fine stone and my strop for a return to razor sharp edge. I like them so much I had to get a second set when they came up for sale in spite of having about 40 other sharp chisels already in the shop.
Product recommended !!!
Very good construction. A flat polished back is essential to a sharp edge.
Worth the money on half price sale
I bought these to use when I didn't want to risk a good chisel, and for that I am perfectly satisfied. The worst feature I am aware of after limited use is that the hard plastic handles are slippery, which is not a good quality in a chisel handle. They chisels honed very easily, which can be good, but may indicate that frequent honing will be required. For backup use I would say they are excellent; for primary use the handles alone make them a poor choice as they will be tiring if not actually risky to use.
Great for home projects.
I would buy this set again
I use these chisels just about everyday. They hold a good sharp edge for me. I would order this set again and again. Thanks
Just What I Needed++++++++++++++++++++