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Axminster Rider Bevel Edge Chisels, Hornbeam Handles

  • Fine-grained, chrome manganese steel for ultra keen edge
  • European made
  • Hardened and tempered to 59 HRC, stays sharp longer
  • Chisels ground and polished only require final honing
  • Slim blades allow better clearance when cleaning dovetails
  • European hornbeam handles are comfortable and resilient
  • Wider chisels have slightly larger handles; each has correct balance
  • Polished stainless steel ferrules with shock absorbing leather washers
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£11.70 - £24.16 (£9.75 - £20.13 Ex. VAT)

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In Detail

Woodworkers love wood, so we decided to fit these Rider bevel edge chisels with handles made from dense European Hornbeam, chosen for its resilience. Sanded smooth and given a light oil finish, the Hornbeam has a superb feel in the hand. The wider chisels have slightly larger handles to maintain balance across the range of sizes. It is a subtle difference, but enough to make each chisel feel 'right' in the hand. 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 fine-grained, chrome manganese steel and carefully hardened and tempered to 59 HRC. Sharpened and ground with a 25° bevel, the blades require only final honing to achieve a fine, long lasting edge (we suggest a 30° micro-bevel). In cross section, the blades are slimmer than a standard bevel edge chisel and ground with a narrower land on each side, a little over 1mm. This allows much improved clearance when working into a corner such as cleaning dovetails. The blades are approximately 100mm long with the overall length varying between 265mm to 280mm. European made.

This product is on page 261 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2019/20 Catalogue.
Axminster Rider Bevel Edge Chisels with Hornbeam Handles

Sebastian Cox is a design studio and workshop based in south east London.

Here our friends at Sebastian Cox tell us why they recommend the Axminster Rider Bevel Edge Chisels. We’ve worked closely with them for some time, their design and attention to detail is second to none. They understand the importance of using quality tools.

Sebastian Cox

Why do you like Rider Chisels?

"For us, the Rider chisel represents great value for money. The steel is comparable with that of higher-end tools and they will hold an edge for a good amount of time. We recommend these chisels to our apprentices as a rock-solid investment to start their woodworking career with."

Sebastian Cox

What do you use them for?

"The chisels get used for numerous tasks around the workshop. Pairing joints, settling hinges and removing dry glue - chisels in our workshop can get a lot of abuse! The Rider’s seem to take this in their stride though and are easily resharpened in minutes."

Axminster Rider Bevel Edge Chisels with Hornbeam Handles

Why do you use Axminster Tools and Machinery?

"Axminster are a really good company to have on our side. The folks there go out of their way to help and the range of products they have in stock is impressive. Their website is clear and easy to navigate, and ordering is a simple matter."



Overall Length 265 mm to 280 mm
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