We carry many types of mortise chisels. Light duty sash mortise chisels
are easy to handle and were
originally used for chopping the relatively shallow mortises found in the mullions and muntins
of a wooden window. If you consistently drill out the waste when mortising, these chisels
will work well, even for deep mortises. However, they are of thinner section than heavy duty
Heavy duty sash mortise chisels
are more popular in Continental Europe and are strong and work well.
However, for strength and ease of use you cannot beat true English mortise chisels
which are just wonderful
to use and a joy all around. We also stock Japanese mortise chisels
which are great
for those doing woodworking in the Japanese tradition.
for a guide to the application of different types of chisels.