If you’re curious about the types of chisels and their uses or aren’t sure what makes the best wood chisels the best, you’ve come to the right place. We did a lot of research to find the most popular, best-selling, and effective chisels on the market. Before we get started on our best of list, let’s take a closer look at some of the key features to keep in mind when shopping for the right wood chisel set for you.
Pieces: We found some single chisels that are great so you can add to your collection one by one and a set that comes with 12 chisels to get started with right away. Plus, a lot in between.
Grip Material: Grip material varies from rubber to wood to plastic! What you choose is up to you, but each has its own benefits. If you want to be able to use your chisels with a mallet, choose something strong.
Sizes: Each of the sets we found includes a range of chisel sizes. This is the width of the blade itself and is usually clearly marked on the metal. Different jobs require different sizes so choose according!
Chisel Length: Some sets have chisels that are all the same length regardless of width while others have a uniform throughout all the items in the set. Length is mostly personal preference and you might find it varies with the job.
Weight: Lighter chisels are somewhat easier to handle. This will give you a bit more control and make your work a little cleaner and easier. That said, some people prefer a little more weight. Pick what works best for you!
Case: When you get a set of tools, a case is a bonus. Especially if you get a large set. You can keep everything together in one place and makes it really easy to find just the tool you’re looking for.
Now that you know a little more about the key features of wood chisel sets, let us help you find the right set! Here’s how it works: the first two items in our list are our top pick and budget pick. That’s the best place to start if you don’t have a lot of time. Then, keep reading to see the rest of the great products that round out our wood chisels review. Think beyond Barr chisels! Let’s get started!