Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Re: flattening the back
Response To:
flattening the back ()

William Duffield
Bill is right. A small back bevel is insignificant in a mortise chisel. It would be major PITA in a paring chisel, where the cut is often indexed off the back face, and extends that surface of the wood. In that case, a back bevel would lift the chisel away from the desired cut.

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