Updated March 15, 2019 by Karen Bennett

The 10 Best Wood Chisel Sets

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Woodworking is an art that can provide many hours of enjoyment, whether you’re a tradesperson, a DIYer, or a hobbyist. A reliable set of chisels will help you attain high-quality, elegant results on any project, from creating one-of-a-kind furniture pieces to carving detailed, stunning sculptures. Here we rank various models based on comfort, durability, portability, and price. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best wood chisel set on Amazon.

10. DeWalt 4-Piece Set

9. VonHaus Premium

8. Stanley 16-401 Bailey

7. Irwin Tools Marples

6. Schaaf Set of 12

5. Workpro 3-Piece Set

4. Stanley 16-150

3. Narex 863010

2. VonHaus Craftsman

1. Stanley 16-791 Sweetheart

Editor's Notes

March 14, 2019:

Well-made, reliable chisels are a must when it comes to producing beautiful woodworking pieces that stand out for their quality. Those who prefer traditional, hardwood handles will appreciate the UK-manufactured Stanley Sweetheart and Bailey sets, which afford a touch of elegance. For colorful, plastic handles that will stand out on any workbench, look to the VonHaus Craftsman and Premium sets, as well as the DeWalt and WorkPro products. Any serious woodworker will appreciate the all-inclusive Schaaf set, which includes both chisels and gouges in a wide range of sizes, along with a canvas tool roll. Most of the sets come with protective tips for safe storage, and the VonHaus choices are both conveniently equipped with sturdy storage boxes. While most woodworkers plan to sharpen their tools to their liking upon arrival, some (especially dabblers) prefer not to have to spend the time. Therefore, throughout our list, we did make note of selections that do (and don’t) arrive particularly sharp out of the box.


Karen Bennett
Last updated on March 15, 2019 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s.degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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