Chisel tools are used for cutting or carving hard materials such as metal, stone or wood. A chisel tool has a shaped cutting edge of a blade on its end, with a handle that is characteristically made of wood or metal.
In order to cut into a material – wood or metal – a chisel tool is forced into the material. The driving force may be done manually, or may be applied using a hammer or mallet. In industrial applications, a trip hammer or falling weight, or a hydraulic ram can be used to force the chisel into the material to be cut.
Chisel tools are used in a wide range of applications. Many types of chisels have been developed, and each is suited to its intended use. Chisels are made differently according to their different types and uses. The length or width of the blade; the hardness and shape of the blade, and the type of handles and materials used, are some of the various factors that can make one type of a chisel different from the other.
In woodworking, there is a wide range of woodworking chisels used for specific purposes. There are large chisels that are used to remove big sections of wood and small chisels that are used for creating fine details on the wood. Normally, in woodworking, a large chisel is used first and then a small chisel is used to finish the fine details. Some examples of chisels used in woodworking are carving chisels, framing chisels, corner chisel, paring chisels, skew chisels, dovetail chisels, mortise chisels, bevel edge chisels, butt chisels and slicks.
Chisels used in metal working can be divided into two main categories, namely cold chisels and hot chisels.
Made from tempered steel, a cold chisel is used for cutting ‘cold’ metals, in the sense that the chisel is not used in combination with forges or heating torches. A cold chisel is used to remove waste metal in situations where a smooth finish is not necessary or when other tools such as files or hacksaws cannot be used. On the other hand, a hot chisel is used to cut metal that has been heated in a forge to soften the metal.
All kinds of files used for metal smoothening, de burring are made using carbide tipped chisels.
In stone working, chisels are used to carve or cut stone, bricks or concrete slabs. Different types of stone chisels are used, depending on the specific function being performed. Stone chisels are normally hit with club hammers to increase the force and therefore cut the stone.
The wide range of uses of chisels means that there are different types, shapes and sizes and chisels available to suit every specific use.
In the aviation industry, precision cutting tools are used in the manufacturing and refurbishing of turbine blades. In the medical industry, precision cutting tools are used in dental and surgical procedures.
Digital equipment continues to improve on a daily basis, and this increases the importance of precision grinding or cutting technology as an essential element of production processes. Today’s complexities of high-speed machining require high levels of expertise, and every precision cutting tool manufacturer needs to have state-of-the-art grinding equipment for manufacturing precision machined components.
If you are looking for a precision cutting tool supplier, what should you look for and expect from the manufacturer?
- A supplier with state-of-the-art manufacturing and highly skilled employees
- A manufacturer with a thorough quality assurance process and modern inspection equipment, and is able to supply you with premium cutting tool products that are defects free
- A supplier who can understand your exact cutting tool product needs and expectations
In today’s business world, you need tools that last long and can help you reduce production costs and set-up time. You also need tools that make cutting and machining processes more efficient, and meet the tightest specifications required by today's demanding technologies.
TecTools has more than two decades’ worth of experience supplying high quality tools to customers from different parts of the world. If you are looking for precision cutting tools, we would be happy to discuss your requirements and provide you with customized tools that meet your requirements. At TecTools, we make sure that we supply the right tool, made from the right material, every time – for each and every customer.