Ashley Iles Dovetail Chisel 1/4" (6mm)

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The ¼" (6mm) and ⅜" (9mm) Ashley Iles Dovetail chisels are the workhorses of the dovetail chisel set for chopping and paring away material.

The ¼" (6mm) dovetail chisel offers such slight resistance that you are unlikely to need extra persuasion, even in very hard timbers (we tested them in kiln dried Iroko).

The ⅜" (9mm) dovetail chisel takes a little more pressure, but responds well to a light kiss with a mallet if necessary.

With these chisels we do advocate trying them with the original 25 degree bevel angle rather than going straight to secondary bevels. The steel is up to the job and the ease with which they will pare endgrain is a pleasure to behold.

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  • 5
    good edge clearance and good quality

    Posted by Chris on 11th Jan 2015

    really happy with this - takes and holds a good edge.

  • 5
    Very good

    Posted by Guest on 3rd Dec 2014

    Sharpened chisel works well on cleaning dovetails .