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Thread: New Veritas Flushing Chisel Handle & Blade Sets

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    This is a specialist chisel. You will generally only need one size ... when it is needed. You do not need a bank of them lined up alongside your bench. The idea is to reduce clutter. One handle with a choice of blades.

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    How long do you suppose it will be before there iis a listing for just the handle hardware for those who want to make their own handles?

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    It looks like a clever solution to a tool box problem to me.

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    I have been using this prototype set since 2016 ...



    The handle is printed but very functional. The blades are the same as those that went into production. They came flat ... flat ... flat. Which is important since that is how they are used.





    Are they useful? Very, in the right circumstance.

    Are they necessary? No, one can use a chisel bevel down, or every a thick plane blade.

    Should you get them? I don't know about getting a whole lot of cranked chisels. I have always had a couple of flat ones and a few cranked gouges. They get used, but they are specialist chisels, so not used very often. I think that the whole point of the Veritas offering is that you get one handle and a couple of blades. It is more cost-effective as well as a space saving.

    One of the additions I made to this set was to add a long handle ... ala a Japanese slick (very easy to do as all you need is to recess a thread, which is a standard size). I found that I liked the extra length for control, plus it gave a little more clearance when pushing.





    Here is a comparison with a Japanese cranked neck chisel ...



    Regards from Perth

    Derek
    Last edited by Derek Cohen; 08-17-2019 at 12:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken hatch View Post
    Those would be a nice addition to your kit. I have often posted that my Woodcraft crank neck chisel is the cheapest but most used chisel in my shop. Here it is cleaning up a glue line on the current bench build:

    It never leaves the bench and is used for everything but opening paint cans.

    ken
    +1

    I bought the same chisel (1"). It along with a block plane always stay on the bench.

    Sometimes I like using it bevel down, like a plane. My planer blade has a nick. So on wide boards it leaves a trail. This or block plane, whichever is near cleans it up.

    I have used it on tenon's for paring. It feels better than straight handle for this.

  6. #21
    I just got the 1 inch... spent some time working with it.
    I agree with previous comment...
    wish the handle was higher...
    when using it on flat panel, such as cleaning up glue line on a panel, u can not get your fingers under the handle, unless u want to scrape your knuckles on the board. Otherwise, a nice chisel...

  7. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by ken hatch View Post
    I have often posted that my Woodcraft crank neck chisel is the cheapest but most used chisel in my shop. Here it is cleaning up a glue line on the current bench build:

    ken
    Quick aside: Ken, I followed your lead and ordered a 1" from Woodcraft. It arrived the other day. It set up easily and looks like she'll be useful. Plenty of clearance when using bevel up. Thanks for the tip.
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