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Lie-Nielsen Bevel Edge Socket Chisels

  • Far stronger than tanged chisels
  • Selected Hornbeam handles
  • 230mm long
  • Comfortable in the hand with excellent balance
  • Blades are made of A-2 Tool Steel, hardened to Rockwell 60-62
  • Cryogenically treated and double tempered
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£56.50 - £71.50 (£47.08 - £59.58 Ex. VAT)

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In Detail

Socket chisels are not as common as they used to be, mainly because they are more expensive to make than the common tanged chisel of today. On the plus side they are far stronger, and the handles less likely to break than those fitted to tanged chisels, and the handles can easily be replaced. At 230mm long, these chisels from Lie-Nielsen are particularly comfortable in the hand and have excellent balance. The blades are made of A-2 Tool Steel, hardened to Rockwell 60-62, cryogenically treated and double tempered. The edges are square, parallel along the length, and very narrow so you can get into tight places. The backs are ground flat and finished by hand. The bevel is flat ground at 30°, little additional honing is required. Lie-Nielsen Chisels have Maine-harvested Hornbeam handles, not surprisingly known locally as Ironwood, and prized for its toughness. This under-utilized species makes superb chisel handles.

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This product is on page 270 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2019/20 Catalogue.
Lie-Nielsen Bevel Edge Chisel

Lie-Nielsen Bevel Edge Socket Chisel



Lie-Nielsen make their chisel handles from Maine harvested Hornbeam. Known for its toughness, it makes superb chisel handles. Socket chisel handles are less likely to break than tang chisels and can be replaced easily.



They are made from A2 tool steel, hardened to Rockwell 60-62, cryogenically treated and double tempered, for an even finer grain and enhanced durability. They hold an edge extremely well, especially when sharpened at 30° or higher.



Lie-Nielsen Bevel Edge Chisels come sharp and ready to use. They hold an edge extremely well, especially when sharpened at 30° or higher. When it comes to resharpening and honing, the Lie-Nielsen Honing Guide is designed specifically to work with Lie-Nielsen blades and chisels. The honing guide features removable jaws: it comes with a standard pair of jaws that fit most of our blades, and additional jaws are available (sold separately) for chisels 3/16" and under, tall jaws for mortise chisels, long jaws for very short blades and angled jaws for skew blades.



Chisel Blade Length 85 mm
Overall Length 230 mm
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