And I’ve always had a fondness for the long-term durability of its socket chisel design.”. It’s good quality and not overly expensive. It protects the chisels edges & chisel handles, but also protects everything else from your chisels! I work in oak and elm and I find I feel I spend too much time sharpening my tools instead of using them. They can do more but it’s a good start. I often worry that woodworking often tilts more toward an elitist group with very expensive tools that create an illusional fantasy based on looks and impressional collectivity alone rather than an enjoyable way of working with your hands. What are the best wood chisel brands? If you work with figured wood or lots of wide panels, though, you probably consider a good drum sander to be invaluable! I can get a fantastic edge on every single one of my chisels – but it does not last. For paring, I like a wide chisel with a short, fat, round handle. Below is a list of some non-urgent specialty chisels & accessories. They seem to be a good quality product with excellent backup service. All good users with good length. But because you would never use a metal hammer to strike a chisel handle (you would use a wooden joiner’s mallet) it takes a very long time to break a wooden chisel handle. No_Favorite. Camellia oil is what I use. 2 ANTIQUE WITHERBY CHISELS - GOOD USERS. These payments are very helpful to us, and add no additional fees to our users, so we are grateful for anyone who uses the affiliate links. They will arrive dead flat and sharp enough to start out with. They are somewhat affordable, but for some strange reason I get constant complaints from students about how these mortise chisels tend to twist in the hand when the mallet hits it, causing the mortises to expand. (I am finding the type matter a bit small but then…, Paul. And that’s what I know how to sharpen & use. H. Witherby’"in a square) and share about the same degree of light tarnish and good condition. Bench chisels usually shouldn’t be used to chop mortises, and when being used to chop dovetails, I stop hitting the chisel when too much resistance is met. He makes blemish-free tools, unparalleled. Best for cabinetmaker’s bench work, especially when a chisel with very fine bevels is needed – too delicate for ‘site’ use. The surfaces are extremely flat and well finished. Finally now in my age of 34 I am finally Able to give this dream of mine A chance. I have quite a number now, almost all bar two have been purchased for even less then the original set I purchased or been given to me by generous clients who wanted to see them being put to good use. Much because of my disability in reading and writing. Also, 2 Cherries are a fantastic German manufacturer. Above you’ll see an antique tang handle chisel that is a prime candidate for rehabbing and sharpening. Visit our sister site, Common Woodworking, to follow along with Paul's beginner projects and techniques to build your skill. It’s impossible to make fine furniture without woodworking chisels. They are excellent paring chisels, the shape of the handle aiding their dexterity. Thomas made edge tools from ca. Able to help me out with figuring out what things… Read more ». EMBED. This is the most common style of chisel, but I like the straight chisels as well (sometimes referred to as “registered chisels or firmer chisels”). Clearly they are not for hobbyists but how would you rate them for makers of fine furniture? There are a fair number of Witherby chisels around with the box logo and Warranted on the front and stamped WINSTED EDGE TOOL WORKS --WINSTED, CONN. U.S.A.-- on the back. This chisel put my others to shame. Also spelled “mortice chisel”, these chisels are used for heavy chopping of mortises. Buy It Now. STANLEY Chisel Set, 5-Piece (16-401) But more common sizes are around 1-inch. I spent a few hours chiseling some blind grooves (the sort that can only be chiselled) and at the end of it my fingers were really sore. Also, I have looked at the grind marks left in four British makers of supposedly higher end chisels and they are indeed worse than Asian imports including Aldi chisels. If we only promote cheap mass-produced items then why do we bother doing woodwork at all when it can be churned out by machines – is there any value in hand-made? If we as craftsmen don’t see the value in the crafft of toolmaking, why should we expect others to value our craft of woodwork? Paring chisels are used for fine paring (or hand trimming) of joints. Subscribe to Paul's YouTube to make sure you don't miss out on his latest videos! The problem with stating that many British tools are poor on a very good and widely read blog, really damns the lot so it becomes damaging to the name of the good manufacturers. This provision for small donations has been created due to popular demand from wonderful people that expressed their desire to support Paul’s work, you can donate here. Witherby 1/4" & 3/8" Wood Carving Beveled Chisels, Tools, Lot of 2 C $43.44 Witherby is a 3/4" gouge with no handle, good length( 8"), good socket, but has deep marks on the outsideof the socket. Subscribe to get Joshua's free traditional woodworking videos, articles & news: © 2013 - 2017 Wood and Shop Productions & Joshua T. Farnsworth | All content on is copyrighted and may not be reprinted or used without our written consent. i can aford them in small number and I love to use them because I know a guy from, for example, Ashley Iles (who have been mentioned here) ground them by hand. Could be wrong. Any tool maker needs to earn and then keep his reputation just as we all do. I started with a set of three bevelled chisels 3/8″, 3/4″ and 7/8″ no name stamped but well finished with a brass ferrule around the tang and I think boxwood handles, there are some similarities to the one of the chisels at the top of the picture above. But this is one of those few models which is a good fit for both hardwood and softwood. Alabama in the good ole US of A. All are about $36 with free shipping. A socket chisel has the cone-shaped chisel handle fit into the metal socket of the chisel. As a result, Stanley's 750 socket chisels were the inspiration for Lie-Nielsen's excellent line of bevel edge chisels. Stanley, Record, Marples, Ward and a dozen more. Most of my hand tools are old for a reason and somehow I lost my way when i bought these Baileys. Pre … 22 inch( made in India?) How long should a chisel hold its edge? We run our website based on principles of integrity, and don’t recommend any product that we wouldn’t use ourselves. Or, they will sometimes come to you as I have had. Watch. I think you did pick a couple of higher-end makers to compare as examples of all British goods and that is not really as balanced as it would be with a wider cross section. First things first – it took 2 seconds to hone to a razor edge. Interesting post, I have both the Blue Handle and the wood Boxwood Handle Marples Chisel’s and love them. Shop eBay for great deals on Witherby Chisel. In these buying guides I focus mostly on basic woodworking hand tools. The blade lengths are all about 6” to the shoulders. The edges are indeed too sharp. I am even considering taking the edges to 12mm (0.35 mm off each side) to get a metric size anyway. Your choice. 71 router plane will work in any housing you can dream up. However, I would be surprised if owners of Thomas Flinn saws, Ashley Iles Chisels and generally, Clifton planes, (especially the later ones), amongst others, agree that these tools are poorly made and finished. Credit where credit is due really, Richard. In some cases machine made dovetails in items from the Far East will be more precise than mine, but mine are hand cut and that counts for something – I hope. I’ll also share my recommendations and what brands of wood chisels to avoid. There is a compromise. Another mid-range option are the new Stanley sweetheart socketed chisels (not their hardware store chisels) which I believe are made in the UK. If you need a starter chisel you can make the low cost ones work and they are good to practice on and with anyway. Please submit links to how-to pages and videos, pictures of beautiful and amazing pieces you made for us to admire, or help you finish. Forestry Tools, Gardening/Farm Tools Website: Alfra Hole Punches, Drill Bits, End Mills Website: AMF Clamps and Clamping Systems for Industrial Machinery Website: Arndt L … He had been an avid amateur woodworker most of his life having inherited the same tools from…. Here are some thoughts though. I use them in my shop on a regular basis. Follow Paul's technique and project videos over at Woodworking Masterclasses, our dedicated site for honing your skills. I’m forced to work bevel down, but the control isn’t as good as having the flat on the work. A few years ago I inherited a vast collection of old band tools from my grandad. By 1882, when the firm was incorporated as the Winsted Edge Tool Works, its entire product line was identified as T.H. Buying a 1/8-inch chisel is also really useful if you can find one for a decent price. listed are handled, ... VG, VG+ (VERY GOOD, VERY GOOD+) Shows use. They aren’t really British tools though, even if some are still made in Britain. Most British made tools have gone down and not up. This confuses me, however, because the price of the new pig sticker chisel is twice that of the beefier antique pit sticker chisels. If you need a starter chisel you can make the low cost ones work and they are good to practice on and with anyway. I try to not spread bad press on other companies. Antique Pig Sticker style mortise chisels are what we predominantly use in my traditional woodworking school, because they can take a beating, because they are more comfortable in the hand (due to their oval shaped handle), and because they don’t roll off the workbenches (again, due to their oval shaped handle). Either random chisels, or matching sets. All the best. Wood chisels are used for so many different steps in making wood joints. Beyond that, I have mostly old Swedish chisels and they also get the job done in a satisfactory manner. I’m sure they’ll work fine if you keep them stropped every couple minutes of use. The brand names below are linked to eBay & other searches so you can compare prices & models. Paring chisels should never be struck with a mallet, but only used with the hands. Stanley planes for instance. May have minor cosmetic defects. Otherwise it’s got all the same claims, that it’s made for Boeing and so on. Interestingly I have a few Lie Nielsen and Clifton planes and although I think they are truly brilliant I still had to work hard on the backs of the irons. Have you ever used any vintage Keen Kutters? The best and most expensive is Boshield T9, it lasts for months and was developed for aircraft use I think. 4 Antique Vintage Socket Style Chisels T.H. Witherby chisels assorted sizes Carpenter tools Wood working. They are well made and owned by Thomas Flinn Co now. Plus, it’s a really beautiful way to display your nice chisels. Well said as usual Paul Couldn’t agree more…. Using this and silica gel sachets in my tool drawers has made a world of difference. EMBED (for hosted blogs and item tags) Want more? These bevel edge socket chisels all share the same Witherby mark (“T. I also like the vintage Stanley 750 line. Nine of the chisels are marked with the logo "T. H. WITHERBY WARRANTED" inside a rectangle. Did you scroll all this way to get facts about witherby chisel? Years ago I pieced together seven antique 750 chisels for this set: 1/4″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/4″, and 1-1/2″. I have cut some dovetails and the difference between a knife edge and a 0.35mm edge is not worth the discomfort. Sorry, but I’ve had no experience with these chisels. How is Greece doing these days? If I can suggest a couple of other brands: Lee Valley’s Veritas chisels (especially those in PM-V11 steel, which really does need sharpening less often), and in vintage chisels the Swedish firm EA Berg. I give this advice even for mortise chisels. They are hand made by craftsmen and don’t cost the earth. Tang chisels have a pointed metal tang that is fastened inside the wood chisel handle: Why are socket handle chisels more expensive than tang handle chisels? Sorry to sound like I’m having a rant but I think that British industry gets bashed, often unnecessarily (and nearly always by the British) and I, for one think the good UK tool manufacturers deserve support. Ergonomic handles for improved grip and control. I just wish the profile was not so aggressive. I’ll talk about the three types of wood chisels that you need to buy to get started with basic traditional woodworking: Bench Chisels, Mortising Chisels, and Paring Chisels. I’m sure Asian chisels are wonderful, but they aren’t as readily available here in the U.S. as western-style. Found a problem with the site? I beat the stuffing out of them when I chiseled the housing dado for the leg assemblies on my Paul Sellers bench. Witherby, with gouges and drawing knives added to the production of chisels. So, what about the two North American makers? I’m trying to choose between them and the Lie Nielsen ones when I upgrade my bench chisels. You should only ever strike a chisel with a wooden mallet. Veritas in Canada too. Top notch! $35.97 #46. Another chisel accessory that I’ve found very convenient is a magnetic tool holder. Socket chisels sit on top of the handle’s cone and can take a severe beating, whereas Tang chisels sit inside a handle’s mortise and can split the wood handle if repeatedly struck hard enough with a mallet. Witherby Chisels, Gouges, Slicks, etc. The workbench in the garden was as much and inspiration to many of us as Instruction. Indranil, I have used Japanese chisels for several years. … You made us believe we coul…, Paul .what to say I'm 51 and last year at 50 I started into woodworking .. didn't have a clue .. Bought a hand plane from Grizzly a while back. Customer service counts if you have a problem and both have a good standard of protocol in this area. Sign up to receive a weekly digest of posts from Paul's blog, Hi Paul and team, I just want to say thank you and Happy New Year. I haven’t tried them, but I’ve been told that these new Narex chisels are as good as Lie-Nielsen: Being new to woodworking, I have not had the opportunity to try very many brands. Original box. Nice list of Anglosaxon (!) I’ve really loved having a good sturdy leather chisel roll to hold my wood chisels when I travel, or even in the workshop. I almost feel cheated – where is the hours spent fettling to flatness. Do you live or have them where they are exposed to damp, then just apply a little light machine oil periodically or after use if leaving them for while. Thomas made edge tools … Paul – you need to try a couple of these. I like mine Stanley 5001 and 5002 from the 1960’s, i inherited them after my grandfather so they mean a lot to me. And pare tenons, double as a marking gauge, hog material from a seat bottom……. This is a list of basic hand woodworking tools that are very useful, but that may not be absolutely necessary for beginner’s projects. I will no longer take anymore chances with new tools. Paring chisels have thinner steel and are usually sharpened with a low angle to aid in paring end-grain and other difficult grain. I would recommend this set to anyone. There are other specialty chisel, like Japanese chisels, carving chisels & gouges, wood turning chisels, fishtail chisels, dovetail chisels, etc. I was unsure about the weight and the handle at first but after a few hours go use I have grown to like it. Witherby Samson Union Hardware Tool. Well here is an addendum. I have ground the edges and it has improved things. Witherby Chisels, Gouges, Drawing Knives : Catalog Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. 3/8″ and 1/4″ mortise chisels work great with standard board thicknesses of 3/4″ or 7/8″. I would be interested in your opinion on Bahco tools. There actually is a whole world out there…. That would always be my recommendation anyway. I can see that for certain work as you describe a 3/8-3/4″ would be a good addition though. Buying lower cost chisels will bring it down to the refinements or lack of them usually. There’s a new set of affordable chisels that are getting a lot of attention:, Hi i was wondering i you have ever used any tools made by Bahco? I am working my way slowly thru many of your videos. Being butt chisels they don’t register as well as a bench chisel when using the stabbing move and tend to dive.Sharpening has its own learning curve also.The metals aren’t the same so they abrade at different rates. Read Chris’s review (here) and Peter’s review (here). This is in no way some kind of moral high ground. I have spent the afternoon chopping out some recesses for handles in an oak. They’re called bench chisels because they’re usually on your workbench, just like “bench planes”. Lastly they are just good looking and good quality tools. The handles are beech, and brass ferrules guard against splitting - as these are tanged bevelled edge chisels. They are just O1 or A2 steel forge welded to soft steel. Measuring 11 3/4 from the edge to the end of the socket and 16 1/4 overall. The tools stand up for themselves. I guess the best thing to do is buy some hand tools and start using them. At the time to me it was a lot of money even though $15 each is not huge but they all hold an excellent edge and I am using them still at the age of 42. Most old Ward's Master series were Witherby, if they are socket chisels. The blades themselves are made of high-quality carbon steel, which ensures durability and all-around efficiency of the chisels included. vintage T H Witherby wide 2" bevel edge socket chisel old wood carving tool. The first chisels that I recommend that you purchase are bench chisels. Here are my chisel racks with a lot of mixed and matched antique chisels: I have purchased many antique chisels, and the quality of steel is almost always superior to what comes in modern chisels. Thanks for doing this giveaway! Please enter your email address. You are bidding on ONE Witherby 2 Inch Socket Firmer Chisel. Thanks, Joshua! I’ve owned Record blue handle chisels, marples shamrock like Paul’s (I’ve owned the socket variety and the tang–which I love). You will receive mail with link to set new password. I agree, provided the tools are indeed good tools. Some people still prefer the O1 high-carbon steel for ease of sharpening, so they offer O1 as well. Looking for another that I like before I try and reshape the narex. However, with a 20 degree angle and thin steel, they should never be used with a mallet. Can I recommend these to a 21 year old student over a Stanley 4 that will do the same job? I personally like the shape but I can see why others find the edges a bit harsh. Unfortunately, for instance, many of the British tools made are now poorly made and poorly finished. I teach my woodworking students to chop sparingly with a bench chisel, and to not keep pounding a chisel after it has sunk deep into the wood. Go figure. They’re based on the Stanley 750 chisels (my favorite bench chisels), with some improvements, like horn beam handles and A2 Steel. I can’t in integrity do that. Many chisels seem to be perfect for softwood, but not a good fit for hardwood. I can understand that students might not want to part with too much cash but its a small investment over a lifetime of use really. Quite superb chisels – the equal of any older Sheffield-made chisels, and at a far better price than the (very good) Lie-Nielsen and Lee Valley chisels. I would like to get some medium priced chisels…and despite your well written article, I would rather have a specific chisel to get. By using our website you accept the terms of our Privacy Policy. I still need to restore them all, though… now where did I put that bucket of elbow grease? The sets currently on my bench are the Henry Taylors and Ashley Ilses from I would love to see that happen. T.H. In 50years I’ve never applied anything to mine, but I do use them every day. I think the fact that you use your chisels every day is a large factor in keeping them rust free, specifically the oils from your skin. 1842 until he sold out in 1854. I got a set of Stanley Bailey chisels in the leather tool wrap and the cost and the quality were perfect. The reason I like Witherby chisels is firstly that they are very functional and second, I just think it's cool they were made so close to me. Do cranked chisels work, or does having the handle out of line with the cutting edge cause trouble? I have many other chisels and I just think a slightly heavier chisel feels a bit better. ILS 203.78. Here’s Lie-Nielsen’s YouTube video that talks about bevel edge chisels: Here are the buying options for these Lie-Nielsen woodworking chisels: If your budget is really limited, then you can try this set of four Irwin Marple bevel edge chisels on Amazon. No doubt you are right about the mass produced items you mention, there are few positive comments on the net about Stanley (an American company), and Record is part of the American Irwin Company and has gone down hill as you say. However, I haven’t been terribly impressed by them. Still unsure about hand tools, especially chisels. The cost factor doesn’t mean you gain much more than with cheaper models but it does mean better refinement to the point that you will have no work to do when they arrive. Chisel sizes included: 1 x 1/4" 1 x 1/2" 1 x 13/16" 1 x 1" 1 x 1-1/4" [snip] With a deent > original handle, I'd say $40 max reasonable value for folks in tool heck to > pay. I love mine. A spray can goes a long way but fills the atmosphere with junk we don’t need so you might look for the same stuff in a non spray can as you will be applying directly on easy access equipment. You can contact us here. They hold an edge longer than the above Irwin chisels, but not as long as many of my antique chisels. They are well sharpened and hardly need a touch up for quite some time, so you can chip away at the wood for an extended period of time. but if I were to name the tested UK made tools that no longer are really fit for purpose it would be a very telling list of the British demise. But given your discourse on Sheflied products it might not be a bad deal. Six strokes on the bevel side and it was ready. They are manufactured to attach by either a “socket” or “tang”. The tool is finely balanced and comfortable for both paring and chopping – a rare quality in a chisel of any vintage. I probably wouldn’t because they don’t need my endorsement at all. I am totally pleased. But I already had those two brands on the list :). I liked these chisels, but not as much as my Stanley 750 chisels or other antique chisels. Many UK makers, as I have said often enough live on former reputations established by previous generations. I live where it is fairly humid 6 months of the year. Each chisel features a high quality, precision ground chrome vanadium steel alloy blades – heat treated for strength and durability while wood carving. Vintage firmer chisel,Witherby BES, 5/8" VGC. Besides, UNCONDITIONAL MONEY BACK GAURANTEE… If you don’t love them just send them back and move on. I hope to read all of your guides as I begin my journey into woodworking. That’s my two-pennies worth. If you don’t kind a non-set set you can buy individual ones and make a set for under £50 that will last you a lifetime no mater how old you are or how much you use them. They do cut your fingers on the corners if you use hand methods and don’t round the edges slightly with abrasive. You can certainly get along with fewer than seven chisels to start with (perhaps four, as I mentioned above) and add more as needed on projects. The Witherby chisel was just as great as you said it would be and it takes a razor sharp edge. I’ve become disenchanted with my Mifer chisels. Or you can try to find (or piece together) one of my favorite vintage bevel edge chisel models: If you are determined to purchase a matching set of bench chisels, one of my favorite antique chisels are the Stanley 750 chisels, which feature beveled edges. That said, it is hard to beat a good old Marples or a Ward. Hi my name is Shawn I live in Canada In Cold Lake Alberta. Sizes: two inch, 1 1/2, one inch, 7/8, 3/4, 5/8, 1/2, 3/8, and 1/4 inch. The size of paring chisel you buy will depend on what you’re building. Not so today. The edge doesn’t last as long as any of the above-mentioned bench chisels, but if you strop really often, then you may get by. Bevel edge socket chisels: almost any socket chisel has the best and most expensive Boshield. 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