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Lee Valley Bevel-Edge Bench Chisels

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Lee Valley
Model:
44S01.23
Price:
$130

Description

Japanese-made, these bevel-edge chisels are particularly well ground. The flat, oval handles are a comfortable design; made from a butyrate compound, they are nearly indestructible. The high-carbon alloy blades hold a fine edge.
Overall length is 9.75"; blade length (including bolster) is 5.5". Edge guards are included. Sets are offered as chisels only, or with a fitted wooden box that accommodates seven chisels.

Price is for 7-piece set, 1/4" to 1.5". Other sets available, or sold separately for $14–20 each.

WOOD magazine review

Decent blades, but could use better handles

Review Summary

Despite blades that sharpened easily and held an edge reasonably well, several chisels required 30-plus minutes each to flatten the backs. Plus, they had the thickest beveled edges in our test. And we just can’t find a comfortable way to hold the oblong grooved handles. Still, you get a nice selection of widths for the money. Also available in a 5-piece set ($93); both sets available without the wood box for $20 less.

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Detailed Ratings

3.8
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

3

Value

4

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