Narex 8116 Cabinetmakers Chisels (natural)

£18.40 - £31.90
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The 8116 series of Narex chisels are accurately ground, affordable, Cabinetmaker’s chisels with fine edges and close tolerance backs. We have found them to be the best value chisels accurate work but that doesn't mean that Narex chisels are cheap, it means you get a lot more chisel for your money.

Narex forge the chisel blades from Chrome Manganese (CrMn) spring steel and isothermally harden it to produce a very even and consistent bainitic structure at RC59 +/-1. In use, Chrome Manganese steel delivers similar performance to carbon steel but is more efficient to produce.

The sides of the chisel are around 1mm with negligible lengthwise taper, giving excellent sightlines and good clearance for dovetailing throughout the life of the blade.

The handles were developed from a shape that Narex last used on a range of chisels that they made in the 1930's. They are turned from dense European hornbeam and fitted with a split-proof, self-tightening, plated steel ferrule and we have the slightly smaller handles for the 26mm and narrower chisels fitted just for us to refine their balance and feel - it is a subtle difference, but it's enough to make them feel 'right' in the hand.

They will withstand taps from a mallet without the surface becoming marred and uncomfortable to use when paring. The hornbeam handles are lightly waxed to protect the timber whilst retaining its and natural colour and feel.

Approximate Measurements:

Size  Overall Length  Handle length  Useable Blade Length SKU
3mm (") 255mm (10") 110mm (4⅜")  95mm (3¾") 811603W
6mm (¼") 250mm (9¾") 110mm (4¼") 95mm ((3¾") 811606W
8mm (5/16") 250mm (9¾") 110mm (4¼") 98mm (3⅞") 811608W
10mm (") 255mm (10") 110mm (4¼") 98mm (3⅞") 811610W
12mm (½") 258mm (10⅛") 110mm (4¼") 100mm (4") 811612W
14mm (⅝") 258mm (10⅛") 110mm (4¼") 100mm (4") 811614W
16mm (") 262mm (10¼") 110mm (4¼") 100mm (4") 811616W
18mm (¾") 263mm (10¼") 110mm (4¼") 100mm (4") 811618W
20mm (¾") 265mm (10⅜") 110mm (4¼") 100mm (4") 811620W
26mm (1") 273mm (10¾") 113mm (4½") 103mm (4⅛") 811626W
30mm (1⅛") 285mm (11⅛") 115mm (4½") 106mm (4¼") 811630W
40mm (1½") 295mm (11⅝") 117mm (4⅝") 112mm (4⅜") 811640W
50mm (2") 305mm (12") 117mm (4⅝") 120mm (4¾") 811650W