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Lie-Nielsel Bevel Edge Chisel

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Bevel Edge Socket Chisels

Lie-Nielsen Chisels are based on the Stanley 750 Bevel Edge Socket Chisels. Socket chisels are not common these days, perhaps because they are expensive to make, but Stanley and others once produced these chisels in a vast array. Socket chisel handles are less likely to break than tang chisels, and can be replaced easily. Our chisels are particularly comfortable in the hand and have excellent balance.

  • A-2 Tool Steel, hardened to Rockwell 60-62, cryogenically treated and double tempered.
  • Beveled at 30 Degrees
  • 9" Long
  • Hornbeam Handles

Our A2 Steel chisels will hold an edge extremely well, especially when sharpened at an angle of 30 Degrees or higher.

Bevel Edge Chisels Setup and Use
Item# Item Name Our Price Qty Add
ACB125 Lie-Nielsen Bevel Edge Chisel - 1/8"
ACB188 Lie-Nielsen Bevel Edge Chisel - 3/16"
(Out of Stock)
ACB250 Lie-Nielsen Bevel Edge Chisel - 1/4"
(Out of Stock)
ACB313 Lie-Nielsen Bevel Edge Chisel - 5/16"
(Out of Stock)
ACB375 Lie-Nielsen Bevel Edge Chisel - 3/8"
ACB438 Lie-Nielsen Bevel Edge Chisel - 7/16"
ACB500 Lie-Nielsen Bevel Edge Chisel - 1/2"
ACB625 Lie-Nielsen Bevel Edge Chisel - 5/8"
ACB750 Lie-Nielsen Bevel Edge Chisel - 3/4"
ACB875 Lie-Nielsen Bevel Edge Chisel - 7/8"
ACB1000 Lie-Nielsen Bevel Edge Chisel - 1"
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Edges are square, parallel along the length, and very narrow so you can get into tight places. The backs are ground flat and finished by hand at 400 grit. The bevel is flat ground at 30°, but a higher secondary bevel (about 35°) is advisable, depending on the wood and how the chisel is being used. Additional honing is recommended.


Lie-Nielsen Chisels have Maine-harvested Hornbeam handles. Hornbeam, also known as Ironwood, was once prized for its toughness, but usually winds up as firewood these days. This under-utilized species makes superb chisel handles. We don’t recommend using a 16-ounce framing hammer with these chisels, though that is how we test them.

Re-Seating Handles:

When your Chisels arrive, the handles may be loose because of wood shrinkage. They may also loosen during dry weather. The handles are held in place by the wedging of the wood into the tapered socket. Just rap the chisel handle upside down to re-seat the handle. Although I’ve had chisel sets in my shop for years without the handles coming loose, some people have the opposite experience. One solution to a loose handle is to apply hair spray to the tapered section and re-seat as described. Strange as it may sound, it’s effective - and unlike glue, it’s reversible.

Removing Handles:

One of the advantages of the socket design is that if you want to change handles, you can simply tap the side of the handle on a board and pop the handle off.

Tool Care:


Our chisels are made of A-2 Tool Steel, hardened to Rockwell 60-62. A-2 chisels are cryogenically treated and double tempered.


Tool Steel can rust. To protect your chisels, you should oil, wax and/or wrap the tools after use. At the least, wipe your fingerprints off with an oily rag. We recommend Camellia or Jojoba Oil - vegetable oil based products. They are non-toxic, odor-free and easy to use. Also, in our shop we use a fine abrasive handblock to remove any light surface oxide from tools. The oils and the abrasive handblock are available from us


Materials and workmanship are guaranteed for the life of your tool. Call for repairs or replacement parts. We are available for advice if you ever have a problem using your tool.

Warning: Sharp chisels are dangerous and should be handled with care. Dull chisels are even more dangerous and should be sharpened.

WARNING: This product can expose you to lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. Wash hands after handling.

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