These long, strong chisels are used for very deep mortising, or like a slick, for paring cuts. The square edge lends itself well to a straight edge and is easy to keep straight in a sharpening jig. While we prefer the bevelled framing chisel in our tool kits, the square edge is an option.Â
The blades are 10 1/4" to 11" long and taper from 3/16" at the bevelled cutting edge to 7/16" at the shoulder. The 9" long handle is large enough for two-handed paring cuts.