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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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Paring Chisel

The blade tends to be much longer than the bevel-edged chisel, but otherwise they are very similar. Paring is the gradual removal of small shavings of wood, which can be done with most chisels, but the longer blade on a paring chisel makes it easier to control when used by hand.

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