Butt chisels are made in wider sizes than most chisels, making them efficient
for wasting out large areas, such as the mortises for installing butt
hinges. They also have shorter blades that some woodworkers find offer
improved control. Made from PM-V11 tool steel, the blades taper from shoulder
to tip for strength and rigidity, and have parallel sides and true bevel
edges for clearance and minimal friction when working into an angled corner
or a tight recess.
Each blade is lapped flat. The blade and handle are connected with a
tang and a socket-like stainless-steel ferrule that seats directly onto
the shoulder of the blade, with flats on the tang to prevent the handle
The hard maple handle has been torrefied, a heating process that changes
the structure of the wood at the cellular level, stabilizing it against
swelling and shrinkage caused by humidity changes. Contoured to fit the
hand nicely, the handle has a domed end that resists chipping from glancing
Overall lengths range from 7-1/2" to 8"; blade length (including
bolster) is about 3". The 1/4" chisel has a 30° primary
bevel; the others are 25°. All have 2° micro-bevels, and require
only final honing before use.
The set of three includes 1/2", 1" and 1-1/2" chisels;
the set of six includes all sizes.
Made in Canada.
The 1/4", 1/2" and 1" Chisels are also available as part of our Veritas® Cabinetmaker's Installation Kit. Click here to view details or to purchase the kit.