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#1 posted 10-09-2019 11:33 AM

Will a metric size set of bench chisels make a difference if im measuring tenon cuts in imperial?

- HermanKuhn


First question is: Why are you measuring your tenon width? Are you using a “tenon” marking gauge? If you are, just set it to the width of the chisel you use to chop the mortise then it will not matter what standard your chisels are sized to.

My shop is a mixture of Western and Japanese chisels. Some of the Western chisels are metric, all of the Japanese chisels are. Which I use for what job is never a factor of imperial vs. metric.

Full discourse, I run a metric shop and have for a number of years and can not imagine going back to a imperial shop but that is another story.


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