A wood chisel is a handy tool to have in your workshop. While you might not use it very often, there will be times when you need to carve out for a recessed door hinge, or mark a straight line when using a Dremel Trio.
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Anybody who shaves knows that a dull cutting tool is more likely to do damage than a sharp one. Same goes for woodworking chisels. You’ve got to get those chisels sharp if you want to them to work well, and be safe to use. It might surprise you to learn that brand new chisels aren’t ready to go to work. Most chisels are ground, not honed, by the manufacturer. Grinding is, well, grinding.