The manufacture of wood chisels took off in the United States in the late 1800s, when tool companies such as Buck Brothers, James Swan, Stanley, and Keen Kutter (Simmons) rose to prominence. J.B. Addis & Sons, Henry Taylor, and Robert Sorby are among the renowned U.K. chisel makers from this era. In general, the chisels produced by these and other manufacturers are divided into two groups. Most long chisels were socket-fitted to their...Continue Reading
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