Optima Chisel Plane

Blue Spruce Toolworks new Chisel Plane stirs up flexibility and precision. Specific to mortising, dovetailing, paring, small-scale work, and even more, Optima continues to provide answers to a huge variety of craftsmen. But occasionally, we find ourselves in a tight spot. 

The Optima Chisel Plane fills a unique void in our tool collection. It serves as a master of dexterity in the places we can’t.  Reach for it anytime you need to trim plugs, end grain, pare away joinery surfaces, clean glue squeeze-out, and more. It thrives in wide-open plywood projects and confined casework. The elevated handle allows the iron to lie flat—a situational advantage over a paring chisel. 

The lapped and polished iron serves as the sole of the tool. It perfectly centers every time on the blade screw and a registration pin. The simplicity eliminates the setup associated with tools designed with similar intent.  The shallow bevel angle lends itself to easily paring across end-grain fibers. The features found on our chisel blades can be found on the Chisel Plane as well—cryogenically treated A-2 tool steel, expert grinding, an extensive lapping and polishing process, and a hand-honed cutting edge. 

The rigid aluminum architecture of the body links the iron and to the resin-infused Maple handle. The tote is set and epoxied to two aluminum rods embedded into the plane's body.  Take your pick between anodized Black and Blue Spruce Green. All the parts combine to create a tool that will look and perform beautifully for generations.

Please note that due to current CITES regulations, we are unable to ship 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 understanding.  

African Blackwood is currently not available.

Expected to ship in 4-5 weeks.




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