Beveled edged bench chisels are the most common and the most useful chisel you will
find in a workshop. They are short, which enables the maximum amount of energy
to reach the cutting edge when they're struck with a mallet. It also makes them easy
to handle.They are beveled on the sides, which allows maximum access to dovetails.
These chisels are the most important first set of chisels for any shop, and they
come in the widest array of sizes available. Some versions are hooped to strengthen
the handle for malleting, but this isn't essential, and plenty of styles
have no extra hooping.
Because of the importance of getting the right set of chisels, we carry a very large
selection of different styles, shapes, and price ranges. We also have a very large
selection of Japanese chisels, including Japanese dovetail chisels which were designed
for fine joinery.
for a guide to the application of different types of chisels.
for a comparison chart of our chisels.