|Review by Harry_Ch||posted 03-26-2012 11:09 PM||4111 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Recently got the DeWalt Side Strike Chisel because I needed a tool that could take being used and abused but wouldn’t complain about it later. Saw the batoning chisel LV has, but got to handle this one first.
Out of the box(so to speak), it has a good sturdy blade with a 1 inch chisel nose along with an equally good side bevel/serrated edge(dang left-handed design). The handle is thick enough to fit your hand very well, regardless of which way you are holding it. That’s hard to find in some multi use tools. It’s metal end cap is a good solid striking surface. You can tell some one at DeWalt really did their job designing it.
It worked great on tearing apart some pallets and boxes without denting or bending itself out of shape. Got plenty of leverage from the handle. The side chisel is great at striking a line or splitting through a piece of wood for kindling. And the serrated edge takes care of cutting cords or straps. Just for the heck of it, I was even able to chop through a 2×4 with no big issues. I then was able to pare a clean mortise after all that abuse.
One fine tool to have if you want something to use and abuse with out the worries.
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