The Use and Function of Chisels

In the wood shops, one of the most versatile tools which have been used to carve woods since the prehistoric times is the chisels. Also, chisels are considered to be one of the most important tools that you could have today. It also comes in different sizes, shapes and also their uses. You could buy them individually or by sets. They are well-known to cut and shape woods especially the edge part of the woods. Below it will discuss the different types and how to use chisels.

Here are the different types of chisels that you could choose from. There is a gauge designed to be used with a lathe, as hooks, and with square, round nose or curve cutting edges. But one of the most common and popular types of chisels is the bevel-edge chisel. Bevel-edge chisel is described to be narrow at the top to connect the handle, which is typically made of either hardwood or plastic.

Another important thing about bevel-edge chisels is its handle. Its handle may come in various shapes and sizes but then in the case of bevel-edge chisel, the handle is a matter preference rather than its function. Since there will be instances that the back part or the butt of the chisel needs to be tapped by a mallet or hammer to reinforce strength and guide the blade through the stock. Normally when you hear the term cutting with chisel what they mean of that is paring. If you want to know that proper way of using chisel you can check the internet for some tips and procedures. But it’s really not that hard.

When you are buying chisels, better yet buy them in sets than buy them individually, it’s cheaper in sets. They have this so-called special chisel which they are very small in size and normally used for mini furniture and also they have the over sized chisel which is used for bigger furniture. So, you need to know which sets you need to have.

One more thing, there are some safety measure that you need to consider when you are using a chisel. Chisels should always needed to be sharp because a dull chisel could be dangerous for it may require you to exert more effort. Since your chisel needs to be sharp always, the number rule is to keep your hands behind the cutting edge. And don’t forget to wear your safety glasses if you are working with your woodworking tasks.