Metals Used In Tools And Chisles

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What are chisles made of?

Metals Used In Tools And Chisles

For centuries, woodworking tools have been made of cast steel. But as time progressed, and the needs of woodworkers were more demanding, newer innovations were produced and the tool materials evolved. Tool companies started using different mixes of alloy steel. The alloys became even more complex until the most popular alloy - A2 - hit the market. The A2 holds an edge sharp and remains tough and strong under wear.



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