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  • chisel bevel

    everything i read and everywhere i look, there are different recommendations for the angle at which one should set the angle of their chisel bevel's for sharpening. what would you folks consider the "standard" i know each chisel mfgr is a little different, but when you hone your edges or resharpen your tools at what angle have you guys and gals had the best results?

    thanks and happy new year
    \"A SHIP OF WAR IS THE BEST AMBASSADOR\"<br /><br />OLIVER CROMWELL

  • #2
    Depends on the steel hardness and what you are doing with the chisel. If you are doing a lot of hammering on the chisel for making mortises and suck you would grind at 30*, for moderate hammering and paring link for dovetails 25*, for strickly hand paring with no hammers 20*. The softer the chisel steel the higher the angle needs to be to prevent the edge from breaking when hammered into hardwood

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    • #3
      so basically the chisels i currently have are hard steel and are used often with a hammer sometimes with a hand. so 30 deg is a good medium.

      Thanks for the help
      \"A SHIP OF WAR IS THE BEST AMBASSADOR\"<br /><br />OLIVER CROMWELL

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      • #4
        Hand and hammer would be 25*, hammer only 30*, hand only 20*

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