Stubai Bench Chisels

A "bench" chisel is a somewhat arbitrary term to specify the style of general purpose woodworking chisels used in the majority of woodworking pursuits. It follows therefore that a bench chisel is not a carving or turning or corner or mortice or patternmakers chisel.  In current times the bevel edge bench chisel has become the most widespread style supplanting in popularity the rectangular section "firmer" chisel, a dominant design of earlier generations.

 

Many chisel brands with long established names and reputations in western markets are now made entirely, or in part, in east Asia and are not the quality they once were.  These reputable brands are frequently passed off as "Swedish" or "British" made and can be marketed as so because of slack truth-in-labelling laws now common in many countries.

 

Stubai continue to manufacture their chisels in Austria from Austrian or German steel stock.  They offer two alternative steel compositions, their DIN standard and their in-house proprietary 'spezial' tool steel.  This means you have a choice of excellent or supreme.  The 'spezial' blades from Stubai routinely win when western chisels are assessed in bench chisel reviews.

 

The Wood Works import directly from the factory which means remarkably good value.  Each pattern, with the exception of the #3575, is available individually and in sets. The #3575 are available individually.

 

The #3530 Series have a beech handle, leather cushion washer and 'Spezial' steel blade. 18 sizes available.
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The #3543 Series have a poly-propolene, tough handle with a DIN standard steel blade. 19 sizes available.
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The #3550 Series have a cellulose acetate handle, heavy bolster and 'Spezial' steel blade. 17 sizes available.
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The #3560 Series have a bi-material tough plastic handle, bolstered tang and 'Spezial' steel blade. 18 sizes available.
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The #3570 Series have a unique bi-material cork and plastic handle, striker cap, bolstered tang and DIN standard steel blade. 18 sizes available.
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The #3575 Series have a heavy duty beech handle, striking ring and long series, DIN standard steel blade. 4 sizes available.
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