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Narex 6 Piece Unhandled Premium Bevel Edge Chisel Blank Set (1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4" & 1") (DCE)

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Original price $65.99
Original price $65.99 - Original price $65.99
Original price $65.99
Current price $59.99
$59.99 - $59.99
Current price $59.99
SKU 883403-883425

Years ago, it was a common practice to sell unhandled tools. Craftsmen would buy chisel blades and then fashion their own handles to meet their specific needs. This made perfect sense, as who better suited to make wood chisel handles than craftsmen? Craftsmen were able to make handles that better fit their hands, were designed for the task at hand, and used whatever wood was readily available. A custom handle can be turned on the lathe from your favorite wood in a few minutes. Even without a lathe, a handle can be quickly shaped using a rasp, chisel, drawknife, or spokeshave.

These unhandled chisel blades are manufactured by Narex in the Czech Republic and are of exceptional quality. Narex is regarded worldwide as a premier edge tool manufacturer. These blades are made from fine-grained chrome-manganese steel that is first drop-forged and then hardened and tempered to a Rockwell hardness of 59. These blades are easily sharpened and hold an exceptional edge. The blades are accurately CNC ground with slimmer cross-section sidewalls that are just 1.4mm or .040" wide. These slimmer sidewalls allow reaching into tight spaces, making them perfect for dovetailing. Bevels are ground to 25 degrees. For optimal performance, the backs will need to be flattened and the bevels sharpened. Blanks come with square, untapered tangs. The tang hole must be properly sized to ensure a tight fit without splitting the handle. In general, a 3/8" pilot hole works well for most American hardwoods such as hickory, maple, ash, and oak. This hole size may need to be reduced for softer woods or enlarged for harder exotics. Blanks come with a solid brass ferrule and a leather shock washer. Brass ferrules have an OD of 0.750", ID of 0.667", and a height of 0.667". The ferrules have inside bevels for easy insertion and are properly annealed (hardened) to prevent splitting when tangs are driven into the handle.

Blade Length: 4-3/4"

Tang Length: 1-1/2"

Total Length: 6-1/4"

Set includes the following chisel blanks:

Item # Blade Width
883403 1/8"
883407 1/4"
883409 3/8"
883413 1/2"
883419 3/4"
883425 1"

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