The shorter length and palm grip handles make butt chisels the perfect choice for fine trimming and final fitting tasks. The blades of these Rider bevel edge butt chisels are fine-grained, chrome manganese steel. Each one is carefully hardened and tempered to 59 HRC, then finely ground and finished with a 25° bevel. The Rider blades require only final honing to achieve a fine, long lasting edge (we suggest a 30° micro-bevel).
We chose to fit our Rider butt chisels with handles made from dense European Hornbeam. Sanded smooth and given a light oil finish, the Hornbeam has a superb feel in the hand. The pear shaped handle sits comfortably in your palm; a small flat on the back prevents the chisel from rolling off the bench. Each handle ends in a polished stainless steel ferrule with a shock absorbing leather washer between the handle and the chisel’s bolster. The blades are approximately 65mm long with the overall length 175mm. European made.
12 April 2017
A little effort gives great resultsIn over 60 years this is the first time that I have owned a set of butt chisels and they are excellent for intricate work. The backs did require some flattening but the grinding marks took more effort to remove. The result though is a good set of chisels for a reasonable price which seem to hold their edge quite well.
29 January 2017
BargainComfortable in the hand in use. Quiet sharp out of the packet. Honed to extremely sharp edge that has kept well after a great deal of trimming on oak end grain.
14 January 2017
Like using a screwdriverThese chisels are ideal for one hand use, they are just like using a screwdriver. They are very easy to manouver and aid the users dexterity. A worthwhile addition to any tool kit. It sits very nicely in the hand like a screwdriver. They are made with very good quality steel, holds it's edge well. Priced to suit a budget. Well done Axminster.