This skew is probably the best design of skew chisel that comes straight out of a factory. It has the rolled edges, which are easier to maneuver as well as being kinder to tool rests when a dig-in occurs, as well as a slight radius on the edge, rather than the traditional straight 20° grind, greatly reducing the chance of a dig-in because the surface-area of the cutting edge is reduced when working at all angles.
Only available 19mm wide with a blade length of 165mm and handle length of 320mm.
All skews can be ground with this profile by using the Veritas Skew Grinding Jig.
The second image compares the standard rolled edge skew to this chisel.
About Crown Woodturning Tools
Crown high-speed steel (HSS) woodturning tools have rapidly become the favourite brand of many discerning woodturners worldwide. Made from M2 HSS (Rockwell hardened Rc62/64) and fitted with ergonomically designed stained Beech handles with heavy-duty brass ferrules, these tools are beautifully effective, giving up to six times the life of traditional carbon steel chisels. The variety of profiles are among the largest available from any manufacturer and include many unique tools which have been developed in conjunction with internationally recognised and awarded woodturners such as David Ellsworth, Alan Beecham, David Hout, Bill Jones and David Springett.
All two-handed chisels come with a minimum 320mm-long handle so a comfortable grip can be achieved by all turners.
As with all Crown Tools - each chisel is inspected against relevant criteria prior to leaving the factory to ensure that you get high-quality tool. The flutes are well-polished so the cutting edge is superior to most other brands on the market. The join of the blade to the handle is pressure tested to ensure the blade will never split from the handle and each blade is hardness tested along the full length of the chisel to ensure the correct hardness is found throughout the blade, greatly reducing the chance of the blade snapping under duress.
These quality controls also means that Crown are one of the few brands in the world where the chisel can be used over the full length of the blade.
Buying Crown means you are buying one of the best quality turning tools in Australia.