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All About Straight-Blade Wood Chisels

Chisels are cutting and shaping tools that are essential to many carpentry jobs. All the chisels shown here have straight blades. Curved-blade chisels, known as gouges, are used to cut curves in wood and rounded corners.

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Mortise Chisel

Designed for cutting deep mortise joints, the mortise chisel is a stronger version of the firmer chisel. The deeper blade usually has a profile that is more square than rectangle.

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