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Woodturning Chisels

Wood turning chisels are used for convex, conical and cylindrical features in spindle turning, they are also used for cleaning up end grain and vee cuts. Oval skews are easier to use and offer enhanced sensitivity and precise handling, they are more stable on the rest and less prone to 'dig-ins'. Standard skews are stronger and heavier and less prone to vibration. Square end chisels are the traditional choice for planning cuts on cylinders and tapered forms. Used correctly they give a wonderful finish even on difficult wood. Planning cuts can also be done with a skew chisel.