HSS Turning Chisels Plain Skew

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Turning chisels for use on woodturning lathes.

Manufactured from High Speed Steel, these chisels will perform well in both hard and soft woods. They maintain a sharp cutting edge much longer than their carbon steel equivalents, requiring less time being re-sharpened.

They are fitted with full sized contoured walnut handles for user comfort and brass ferrules.

Skew Chisels are a versatile tool used both in planing a smooth surface on the outside of spindles as well as cutting v-grooves and forming beads.

Overall length: 410mm
Length of blade: 160mm

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FAIWCTPS15 HSS Turning Chisel Plain Skew 15mm £18.90£22.68 Toolbank
FAIWCTPS25 HSS Turning Chisel Plain Skew 25mm £24.46£29.35 Toolbank

1 User Review

Average Rating:
5 out of 5

I have some 'basic' silverline tools - (parting tool, roughing gouge and a scraper). I had only to touch them on a piece of softwood and they would blunt. Not fit for purpose IMHO. That said, they were second hand and in such bad condition I pondered they had been used for deboning fossilised mammoth carcasses.

Not being in the position financially to buy the full set of my LUST full dreams, I was forced to purchase the ONLY tool in stocks at my local independent retailer which happened to be a skew chisel.

It turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Learning to have that gentle tender caress of the wood with such a potentially catastrophic tool has taught me NOT to dive in there scraping the Bejeezus out of the blank before it had even got up to full rotational velocity. And now having added a few more good HSS tools to my kit it's amazing how much easier the job has become.

And the point of this saga is that all the way through this relentless punishment of the skew chisel, it has never needed re-sharpened once. I'm sure the others will perform just as well.. NOT BAD for tools that vary between only 20 and 30 pounds.

So give them a try, you won't be disappointed.

Reviewed by Stuart Colquhoun on October 14, 2017

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