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Veritas Butt Chisels

Veritas Butt Chisels

Veritas PM-V11 Steel Butt Chisels
Veritas butt chisel compared with regular Veritas bench chisel.
Veritas PM-V11 Steel Butt Chisels
Butt chisels are made in wider sizes than most chisels, making them efficient for wasting out large areas, such as the mortises for installing butt hinges. They also have shorter blades that some woodworkers find offer improved control. Made from PM-V11 tool steel, the blades taper from shoulder to tip for strength and rigidity, and have parallel sides and true bevel edges for clearance and minimal friction when working into an angled corner or a tight recess.

Each blade is lapped flat. The blade and handle are connected with a tang and a socket-like stainless-steel ferrule that seats directly onto the shoulder of the blade, with flats on the tang to prevent the handle from rotating.

The hard maple handle has been torrefied, a heating process that changes the structure of the wood at the cellular level, stabilizing it against swelling and shrinkage caused by humidity changes. Contoured to fit the hand nicely, the handle has a domed end that resists chipping from glancing mallet blows. Note: The handles are a natural product. Therefore the colours can vary significantly. This should be accepted. Picture with sample of different handle colours..

Overall lengths range from 190 mm (7-1/2 inch) to 203 mm (8 inch); blade length (including bolster) is about 76 mm (3 inch). The 1/4 inch chisel has a 30° primary bevel; the others are 25°. All have 2° micro-bevels, and require only final honing before use.

Veritas PM-V11 Steel Butt Chisels
Blade width CodePrice
1/4 inch (6.3 mm) Currently not in stock!
Code 325050Cart Price € 74.00
3/8 inch (9.5 mm) Currently not in stock!
Code 325056Cart Price € 81.00
1/2 inch (12.7 mm)
Code 325051CartPrice € 82.00
3/4 inch (19 mm)
Code 325052CartPrice € 87.00
1 inch (25.4 mm)
Code 325053CartPrice € 92.00
1-1/2 inch (38.1 mm)
Code 325054CartPrice € 105.00
2 inch (50.8 mm)
Code 325055CartPrice € 112.00
Note: We do not know when Metric Veritas Butt chisels will be available.
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