Butt Chisels

OPTIMA™ Butt Chisel - 4 piece set

Blue Spruce Toolworks Optima™ Butt Chisels are some of the finest quality chisels available today. They are ideal for woodworkers who like to work close to their work piece. They excel at chopping dovetails as well as mortising hinges and working inside confined spaces. They are great "go-to" chisels for many tasks. Made with both a strong socket and a deep tang construction, they are strong and nicely balanced. The overall length of the chisels is about 6-1/2”. They are available in nine blade widths from 1/8” to 1-1/2”, along with four different handle styles, four wood choices for the handles, and two finishes for the ferrules. The maple handles are hard, figured maple that has been infused with acrylic resin. This makes an extremely dense and tough handle that can take pounding from a mallet.   

All Blue Spruce Toolworks Optima Chisels feature a lapped and polished back with flatness measured in light bands (the same system used to measure silicon wafers). This incredible surface results in edge sharpness unlike any other chisel in the world. You will never have to flatten the backs of your Blue Spruce Optima chisels, ever. And, when you unbox your new Optima Chisels, they’re razor sharp and 100% ready to go to work. No sharpening, no honing, no nothing. 

Perfectly sharpened is a great first step, but how does it hold an edge? Each Optima Chisel is machined from A2 tool steel, heat treated, double-tempered, cryogenically treated, ground, lapped and polished to perfection. The tempering and cryo treatments result in an incredibly fine grain structure and a hardness of Rockwell C-60 to C-62. Blue Spruce Optima chisels take and hold an edge like no other.

See the tabs above for illustrations of handle options and blade sizes and then use the drop down menus below to select your options. You must select the width of blade, style of handle, type of wood, ferrule finish.

4 PIECE SET
This set includes the four most commonly used chisel sizes: 1", 3/4", 1/2", and 1/4".

6 PIECE SET
This set adds two larger chisels to the 4-piece set: 1-1/2", 1", 3/4", 1/2", 1/4", and 1/8".

9 PIECE SET
Our most complete set includes every size you’re likely to need to create precision joinery. 1-1/2", 1-1/4", 1", 3/4", 5/8", 1/2", 3/8", 1/4", and 1/8".

Keep in mind that these chisel sets are made to order.  You can expect to receive yours approximately 12-weeks from the date your order is placed. Thanks for your patience.

Please note that due to current CITES regulations we are unable to ship African Blackwood, Cocobolo and other Rosewoods or dalbergia outside of the USA. Please do not order these options if your final shipping destination is not in the USA. Thank you for your understanding.




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