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Introducing Crown Hand Tools newest range of ultra high performance woodturning chisels. With a combination of innovative processes and materials, Crown have discovered a unique, razor sharp blade, saving you time sharpening and giving you more time turning.

Razor sharp woodturning chisels

Crown Razor Edge Chisels

Hand forged, tempered and ground by master craftsmen in Sheffield, quality is at the forefront of every stage of Crown’s manufacturing process. From design through to the finished product, never has it been more evident than with the M42 Razor Edge Woodturning Chisel range.

Crown have created a chisel which holds its edge for considerably longer, using the Cryogenic method of heating the steel. This sees the steel heated to an extremely high temperature and then rapidly cooled to -185°C.

Crown have combined this method with using M42 HSS steel; a material already known for its hardwearing properties. This has resulted in a chisel which holds its razor sharp edge for an extremely long time before it needs re-sharpening.

These tools will give you a lifetime of good service, allowing you to spend more time at the lathe, and less time at the sharpening station.

Matched with copper black handles for a distinct finish, they’re well balanced and comfortable in the hand making for an all round, high performing woodturning chisel to compliment any woodworker’s workshop.

Currently available in the Crown M42 Razor Edge Range are 3 bowl gouges – ¼”, ⅜” and ½”.  

Common uses of the M42 include twist drills, milling cutters, reamers, broaches, saws and thread rolling dies. Combine this with the already well-known and proven advantages of cryogenically treated steel and you will have a tool that will hold an edge far longer, even on tough and abrasive timbers.

A popular tool among customers,the Crown M42 Razor Edge chisels offers quality, durability and precision everytime.

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Pembroke

So when it does inevitably need resharpening are there any special techniques it needs to retain it’s sharper for longer edge?

Laura Selhurst
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Laura Selhurst

Hi Steve, Thank you for your question. The M42 chisels grind exactly the same as standard M2 gouges without any special techniques and where you can use an Aluminium Oxide Wheel, although in general they can cause a lot of sparks and have the potential to alter the temper of the chisel. Alternatively, you can use a CBN wheel which maximises sharpness and will prolong the life of the chisel more; as it is generally cooler in use there are less sparks and won’t alter the temper of the chisel. However, for best results we would recommend a Tormek Sharpening… Read more »

Gerhard Schwaiger
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Gerhard Schwaiger

does exits or is planned to make
Crown Cryo M42 Razor Edge Bowl Gouges in 5/8 inch

Laura Selhurst
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Laura Selhurst

Hi Gerhard,

At this present time, Crown Hand Tools are not planning to expand the range of bowl gouges further, but are looking to add Spindle gouges to the range. As I noted above the 1/2″ is the inside flute size rather than outside, if you’re looking for a larger bowl gouge.

Regards,
Laura

Gerhard Schwaiger
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Gerhard Schwaiger

Hi Laura,
with this information I can now order a half-inch gouges and my other crown gouges get a brother. 😉
best regards,
Gerhard

Gerhard Schwaiger
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Gerhard Schwaiger

Regarding Crown Cryo M42 Razor Edge Bowl Gouges, the next question:
Is half inch inside or outside diameter of the gouges.

Laura Selhurst
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Laura Selhurst

Hi Gerhard,

1/2″ is the inside diameter of the flute.

Hope this helps.
Laura

Gerhard Schwaiger
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Gerhard Schwaiger

Dear Laura, thank you for your answer.
Now i have a problem, what is the correct answer ?

according Tracey Norman (Customer Service),

I am pleased to inform you that I have been investigating your query
274613 (Is half inch inside or outside diameter of the gouges) and now have extra information.

I have checked with our technical team and I can confirm that the sizes for
this gouge reflect the outside diameter.

If I can be of any further assistance please contact me.

Kind Regards

Laura Selhurst
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Laura Selhurst

Hi Gerhard,

Sorry for causing a problem. I think the confusion lies with it being a bowl gouge, Crown have confirmed the UK measurement of a bowl gouge is tip to tip on the flute, where with spindle gouges the measurement is taken from the bar size. So in this instance, as it’s a bowl gouge the 1/2″ is the flute size.

I hope this clears it up for you.
Regards,
Laura

Nick Grimmitt
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Nick Grimmitt

Hi. I have just taken delivery of a Cryo M42 Razor Edge 3/8 Spindle Gouge..
At some time in the future I will need to sharpen it.
My question is. What is the angle of the bevel?
Cheers Nick

Lillie Filtness
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Hello Nick, the chisel needs to be sharpened before its use. We would recommend an angle of 55 degrees. I hope this helps!

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