February 16, 2021

VonHaus 8 pc Craftsman Woodworking Chisel Set Review

Woodworking wood chisel sets have become quite popular in recent times. As a hobby that has been traditionally passed down for centuries, many manufacturers are now looking to streamline and help various Craftsman perfect their hobby. This product looks to offer the market a middle ground to stand on. 

If you are unsure whether you want to take this up full time or keep it as your hobby, this is a good product to buy. It is moderately priced compared to its rivals and will not weigh your mind so heavily should you find yourself not interested in this craft. 

It comes with eight pieces, which You can upgrade to ten if you prefer. The case is made from durable hard plastic, ensuring you are unlikely to lose them whilst working. This article will look at the look and feel, safety, durability, and usability of this product.  

BrandVon Haus
Model Number15/086
DesignErgonomic
Number of Pieces8 Pieces
Blade Size(6mm, 13mm, 19mm, 25mm, 32mm, 38mm)
Weight6.09 pounds
Dimensions13 x 11 x 4.5 inches
UseDomestic or Professional
Carry CaseYes
Warranty2 Years

Pros 

  • It is made from chrome vanadium steel.
  • Ergonomic design to assist with tension in muscles.
  • High-quality storage case included.
  • Honing Guide included
  • Sharpening stone included.

Cons

  • Set of a few pieces.
  • You cannot use the hammer.

Aesthetics

The manufacturers have designed this product ergonomically. The finish up the product is orange and black with silver blades. The product is not over imposing itself on the user but rather has a subtle swagger that quietly whispers maturity. 

The blades are shiny and look as though they would fit comfortably and freely in one hand. I would not say these blades are too big nor too small for the average person’s hands.

The blade’s handle is made from rubber, which will improve your grip if you often suffer from palm sweats. Inside the case, we can see they are eight pieces and sharpening and honing device. There is nothing special about these two objects, but they are efficient and useful. 

Performance Review

Looking at these wood-crafting tools’ performance aspect, I can say comfortably that you will not be disappointed. The blades come having been heat-treated during manufacture. These blades are made from chrome vanadium steel. This still is one of the top materials that you can use to manufacture a blade. 

It will ensure that the narrow side bevels remain sharp for a long period. You will, therefore, not have to worry about the blades losing steam the more you work. The storage cases are made from blow-molded plastic, which means they will pass the test of time. It is unlikely that this product shall break on the way somewhere, causing you to lose all your tools. 

They have also included a sharpening device, which you can use to increase the sharpness of any tool that has begun to dull. To perfect your work and ensure that your designs are straight, they have also provided a honing device. This device is quite useful in the long term when you are now quite a professional and require high-quality work.  

Safety

On this product, they have included rubber handles. Rubber handles are an upgrade on wooden handles because they promote a better group. Most injuries result from either the handgrip slipping or the blade slipping from the wood. Having a firm grip can prevent one of these injuries. They have also made this product from Chrome vanadium steel which is very powerful and sharp. 

You are unlikely to skid off the surface of the wood you are crafting and hurt yourself. One important safety feature that is missing is the steel back. Manufacturers often add this so that the user can wield a small hammer to make deeper cuts on wood. 

In this case, it will protect the handle of the product allowing it to extend its durability. The lack of inclusion on the safety feature is not a total write-off but is an important consideration when thinking of the long term. As you progress, you may need to tackle more difficult wood than what you started with, which might become an issue for you. 

Who is this product ideal for?

If we had to, we could say that this product is for beginners as well as professionals. If you are a professional who wants to use this product, you should be aware that they are better products within this upper to a top-class range of carving tools. 

Are the main reasons why I would recommend this product for people who are just beginning? They are a subtle yet diligent set of tools that are guaranteed to last you throughout your hobby’s exploration phase. I would still not recommend them to top professionals.

Our Verdict

To sum all this app purchasing a pair or set of wood-crafting tools is quite an important decision. A Craftsman is indeed nothing without his tools. If you choose the wrong tools at this point, you may end up not enjoying the hobby to the extent that you quit it. This is the case with many people who suffer from frustration early on due to incorrect tools. 

With this product, I think it is safe to say you will, pursue your interest in crafting wood for quite some time. The product has durable features, such as Chrome vanadium blades and rubber handles. The price is also inclusive of a blow-molded case which will protect them from theft or loss. 

The color finish is orange and grey, which adds a bit of maturity to the product. In conclusion, I do not see how this could be a bad purchase. It has high-quality material and is well fit for purpose. In the end, it is a product I would recommend personally. Be sure to check out our round-up of the Best Wood Carving Chisels.

David D. Hughes
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