What Is A Butt Chisel? What Is A Butt Chisel Used For?

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A butt chisel is a small dumpy chisel which is effectively a small version of a bench chisel.

The blade is usually in the region of 3 - 4 inch and usually has a bevelled edge.

The necks on the blade are usually round and stout.

Butt chisels are primarily designed for butt hinge work and dovetailing.

Butt chisels are sometimes referred to as an American Pattern chisel.

What Material Does A Butt Chisel Cut?

A butt chisel is designed to cut wood.

Butt Chisel Also Known As:

  • Dumpy Chisel
  • Americal Pattern Chisel

There have been a few makers of butt chisels in the past, and a few present makers. Below are a list of a few well known butt chisels makers:

Old Butt Chisel Makers:

  • ?

New Butt Chisel Makers:

  • Ashley Iles
  • Crown Tools


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