Ashley Iles Butt Chisels
Butt chisels are short chisels that acquired their name from their frequent use by carpenters in the fitting of butt hinges. Ashley Iles re-introduced butt chisels to the market to satisfy a demand by modern users to have a chisel similar to the old Stanley "Everlast" butt chisels, which have taken on an almost legendary reputation with tool aficionados. For some cabinetmakers, the size of the Ashley Iles butt chisels is ideal for use in dovetailing. This is all a matter of taste, and every woodworker seems to have their own ideas about the best dovetailing chisels, but if you love butt chisels, then you will love the Ashley Iles butt chisels.