Bench Chisel Basics
The secret to better chiseling involves light cuts that preserve a keen cutting edge. Learn how to use your chisels the right way.
Fine Woodworking executive art director Michael Pekovich often finds that most woodworkers he speaks with aren’t too happy with their chisels. And, typically, the more they paid for them, the less satisfied they are. The common complaint: “They just don’t hold an edge like I thought they would.” The problem however, isn’t usually the chisels themselves, but how they are being used.