Chisels are used for carving hard materials like wood. Howarth have many types including cold chisels, bolster chisels and wood chisels.


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  • Dart SDS + Flat Chisel 20 x 250mm

    Dart SDS + Flat Chisel 20 x 250mm

    The DART SDS+ Flat Chisel features a sharp, flat cutting edge that is suitable for a range of applications including smoothing surfaces and applying detail.
  • Dart SDS + Spade Chisel 40 x 250mm Dart SDS + Spade Chisel 40 x 250mm

    Dart SDS + Spade Chisel 40 x 250mm

    The DART SDS+ Spade Chisel is designed with a large flat head and is used in conjunction with a powerful hammer drill, to cut into softer materials. The DART SDS+ Spade Chisel is designed with a large flat head and is used in conjunction with a powerful...
  • Dart SDS + Pointed Chisel 250mm

    Dart SDS + Pointed Chisel 250mm

    The DART SDS+ Pointed Chisel is sometimes referred to as a Concrete Chisel. It delivers a precise and powerful hammering action as you drill. This method of delivering the hammer action is much more efficient than a standard hammer drill. With an SDS...


Chisels are used to shape wood, stone or metal. The cutting tool includes a sharpened edge at the end of a metal, which when used allows the user to carefully create exact sizes of material for joining together. It is often struck by a mallet or mechanical power to easily remove excess material from the object.

At Howarth Timber & Building Supplies we hold a range of chisels for metalworking and woodworking including;

  • Cold Chisels
  • Bolster Chisels
  • Wood Chisels

For further information and expert advice on hand tools, please contact your friendly local Howarth branch.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a chisel used for?
Chisel tools are usually used for cutting or carving hard materials such as metal, stone, or wood.
How to sharpen a chisel
When sharpening a chisel, we would recommend using a honing guide to allow you to see the correct angle of the bevel for the chisel. So, when inserting your chisel into the honing guide, don’t over tighten the fixing screws as you need to make sure the end of the blade is exactly straight and parallel to the guide. The guide will have clear markings to show the degree you’ll be sharpening the bevel at, which in this case, will be 30 degrees. So then line up the end of the chisel with the 30-degree marker on the guide and tighten the screws so that the chisel is firmly gripped. It's also important that when you start using the sharpening stone that you make sure the stone doesn’t move whilst you’re using it, and to use oil. Once you’ve made sure that the station is equipped properly, use the heavy grit of the sharpening stone, and start to move the chisel firmly and steadily across the entire length of the stone. Repeat the process on each side until you’ve got the required angle that you desire.
How many types of chisels are there?
There are 5 types of chisels – bevel edge, mortise, sash mortise, paring and corner chisels.