from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A joiners’ broad flat chisel, worked by the hand alone, and not by striking with a mallet.
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The most familiar form is the _firmer-chisel_, Fig. 65, which is said to get its name from the fact that it is firmer or stiffer than the paring-chisel.
The _paring-chisel_, Fig. 66, has a handle specially shaped to give control over its movements, and a long thin blade, which in the best form is beveled on the two edges to facilitate grooving.