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Forum topic by lepelerin posted 03-03-2015 11:33 PM 799 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-03-2015 11:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource question drill-driver brace chisel

Hi All,

I got that chisel for $2. Will need a lot of work to be back to working order but due to the size, weight and being old …. OK that was an old hand tool … I could not really leave the place without it.

I have no idea of the brand, how old it is or what it was used for. It has been used hard.
I include some pictures.
I will have to find someone who is willing to turn me a new handle.
I am putting it on the back burner at the moment.

The chisel is 43cm (approx 17”) with the handle. The blade part is about 20cm (7 7/8”) and the “socket” is about 13cm (approx 5”). Just the body without the handle is over a 460g (approx 1 lb). It feels indestructible.

The back and side of the blade are pitted

The back of the blade is not fully straight on its full length. It’s ok flat on the first 15cm (approx 6”).

I will restore it at some point. I am not sure how I will flatten the back and sides. Whit my an extra coarse DMT it might take a very long time. Will think about it

If you have any info about that chisel I would appreciate to know more a bout it. Especially what is was used for sur to its size.

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#1 posted 03-04-2015 12:28 AM

Very odd, it looks like a paring chisel, but then you have a ferule on top to prevent a mallet from splitting the handle, and paring chisel’s don’t get hit.
So if that handle is not original, I’d say a paring chisel, a wide one about 1 inch wide??

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#2 posted 03-04-2015 12:29 AM

That is unmistakably a beater chisel.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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#3 posted 03-04-2015 01:02 AM

woodchuckerNL: I had a similar reasoning. I was thinking once restored it would be my wide pairing chisel.

redSLED: definitively beaten when you see the ferule. Here are some pictures of it. No doubt that the precedent user beaten it with vigor.

serious ferule

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