Veritas Bench Chisel, PM-V11, Ø=1/2", Sold Individually
Precision made in the Veritas Tools Machine Shop, these chisels are milled from PM-V11 steel (Rc61-63), an innovative proprietary alloy.
This metal’s micro-structure makes it extremely durable, so it can withstand the impact of heavy chopping cuts without chipping or deforming as readily as other tool steels, even at bevel angles as low as 20°.
Highly wear resistant, the edge typically lasts at least twice as long in use as an A2 blade before it needs sharpening, yet it's as easy to sharpen as A2 steel using common abrasive media such as water stones. The Veritas Tools PM-V11 chisel blades taper from shoulder to tip for strength and rigidity, and have parallel sides and true bevel edges for clearance and minimal friction when working into an angled corner or a tight recess. To ensure that the face of each blade is both smooth and true, the chisels are lapped flat.
Veritas Tools PM-V11 Bench Chisel blades and handles are connected with a tang and a socket-like stainless-steel ferrule that seats directly onto the shoulder of the blade. Flats on the tang prevent the handle from rolling. Each chisel is superbly balanced, with the centre of gravity close to the tang/socket connection.
The Hard Maple handle has been torrefied, which is a heating process that changes the structure of the wood at the cellular level, stabilising it against swelling and shrinkage caused by humidity changes. Contoured to fit the hand exceptionally well, the handle has a domed end that resists chipping from glancing mallet blows.
Blades range from 3-5/8" to 5-1/8" long. The 3/8" and smaller chisels have 30° primary bevels; the others are 25°. All have 2° micro-bevels and require only final honing before use.
The Veritas Tools PM-V11 Bench Chisels are available in 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4" and 1" diameters.
PLEASE NOTE: All Veritas PM-V11 Chisels are sold individually and not as sets!
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