Axminster Rider Chisels

Stock up your toolbox with the new Axminster Rider chisels

Planes and chisels are the fundamental tools of any woodworker. Axminster Rider planes have been around for a few years, having quickly established themselves as the plane of choice at an affordable price for the tradesperson and DIY enthusiast. Not wanting to stop at planes, Axminster Rider can now offer a range of chisels and, like the planes, they are made from quality materials and ready to use straight from the box. 

Bevel edge chisels with hornbeam handles

As woodworkers love wood, Axminster decided to fit these Rider bevel edge chisels with handles made from dense European hornbeam, chosen for its resilience. Sanded smooth and given a light oil finish, hornbeam has a superb feel in the hand and is comfortable whatever your hand size. The wider chisels have slightly larger handles to maintain balance across the range of sizes. Each handle ends in a polished stainless steel ferrule with a shock absorbing leather washer between the handle and the chisel’s bolster.

The blades are fine-grained, chrome manganese steel and carefully hardened and tempered to 59 HRC. Sharpened and ground with a 25° bevel, these blades require only final honing to achieve a fine, long lasting edge (30° micro-bevel is recommended). The blades are approximately 100mm long with the overall length varying between 265mm to 280mm. Available as individual chisels (blade width 6mm-32mm) or as a set of six chisels in a quality wooden presentation box.

Prices of individual chisels range from £8.39 to £12. Set of six is £72.24

Bevel edge chisels with soft-grip handles

For the tradesperson who does a lot of site work, these chisels are made to the same high standards as the hornbeam handled version. The main difference between them is the two-part soft-grip handle and the strong steel striking cap allowing them to be struck by a hammer if needed. The blades are 100mm long and the overall chisel length is 250mm.

Available in blade width sizes 6mm-50mm and as a set of five chisels in a wooden box.

Prices of individual chisels range from £8.39 to £12. Set of five is £60.19.

Butt chisels

The shorter length and palm grip handles make butt chisels the perfect choice for fine trimming and final fitting tasks. The Rider butt chisels also have handles made from dense European hornbeam with a flat on one side to prevent them rolling off the bench.

The blades of these Rider butt chisels are also fine-grained, chrome manganese steel. As with the hornbeam and soft-grip versions, each one is carefully hardened and tempered to 59 HRC, then finely ground and finished with a 25° bevel,  again requiring only final honing to achieve a fine, long lasting edge. Blades are approximately 65mm long with the overall length 175mm.

Individual chisels are available in blade width sizes 6mm-25mm; also as a set of four chisels in a wooden box.

Prices of individual chisels range from £8.39 to £11.45. Set of four is £60.19.

All Rider chisels are made in the Czech Republic.

Prices include vat and may be subject to change without notice.

Thanks to Axminster Tools and Machinery for the news.

For more details, see the Axminster Tools Website