Author Topic: MHG butt chisel.  (Read 3088 times)

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Offline Lemwise

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MHG butt chisel.
« on: March 24, 2017, 07:51 PM »
Some time ago I read that MHG has a new line of chisel with the side bevels ground down to a tiny flat. I took a look on their website and I saw they also have a line of butt chisels with the same grind. They're also rather cheap at €17.90 for the 40mm chisel. I decided to order it and last Wednesday I received it. I've used it a couple of times now on Oak and Cherry and the edge holds up much better than I expected. The blade is made from a high carbon Chrome Vanadium steel hardened to RC61 that's easy to sharpen and it takes a wicked sharp edge. The side bevels allow you to get into tight corners and being a butt chisel it offers great control. As you can see in the pic of the back there's still a hollow near the neck of the blade but I don't consider that a negative and a hollow is always better than a convex back. Lastly, the handle is made from Ash that's been oiled and it's very comfortable. All in all this is a very good chisel and I will be ordering several more.

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Offline RustE

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Re: MHG butt chisel.
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2017, 09:28 PM »
Thanks for the review.  I recall these were mentioned in another of your posts and looked rather interesting.  Wonder if these are available in the U.S. or if I need to order them from an international seller.

Offline Lemwise

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Re: MHG butt chisel.
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2017, 03:35 AM »
The cheapest I found them is at fine-tools.com. They're a bargain for such a nice chisel.

Offline RustE

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Re: MHG butt chisel.
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2017, 11:14 AM »
@Lemwise Do you have an opinion on the Robert Sorby #570 Sheaf River Butt Chisels?  One of my local tool retailers has these for $125 USD per 4-piece set; which is approximately €116 by current exchange rates.

Offline Lemwise

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Re: MHG butt chisel.
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2017, 12:03 PM »
I have zero experience with Sorby chisels.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: MHG butt chisel.
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2017, 09:56 AM »
I can also only attest the best for those MHG chisels.
I really like them in size/weight/performance.

I got one alongside one of the short Narex. The Narex is even shorter, which makes it great for some special tasks, but for most of the work, I think the MHG is the better tool.




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