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Spring-Loaded Corner Chisel

Item #
73825
Rating:
88% of 100
Spring-Loaded Corner Chisel Spring-Loaded Corner Chisel
Spring-Loaded Corner Chisel
Frequently bought together
  1. Squares rounded corners with a single hammer strike!
  2. +
  3. 26 Oz. Dead Blow Mallet
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Routing hinge mortises for butt hinges is a huge time saver, but squaring off the round edges of the mortise can be fussy work. That's where this corner chisel can really clean up shop. One quick chop, and the corner chisel cuts a neat ninety degree corner that is perfectly aligned with the hinge gain. The corner chisel is razor sharp and spring-loaded, so it immediately returns to a ready position for the next hinge corner. Simple and effective!


Features:

  • Square edges of housing automatically align corner chisel with hinge mortise
  • Spring loaded chisel returns to ready position for quick, efficient chopping
  • Cuts a neat ninety degree corner
  • Made from heavy-duty steel to withstand years of use
(1) Spring-Loaded Corner Chisel
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number 42234
Weight 0.3700
Tech Spec
  • Nominal 1-1/8" square x 2-3/4" high outside dimension
4.4 / 5.0
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‘‘This is a tool does on thing and does it very well. Rockler is the place to go for quality tools and information.
August 4, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Excellent.
A simple, solid tool that does exactly what it is supposed to do. Invaluable for making square hinge mortises.
March 15, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
works great
this is a new item to our shop and works better than expected.
April 21, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great time saving tool !
I am glad I ordered this tool . What a time saver and well built . I use it for hinges and for some frames I build . I would definitely recommend it worth the money !
January 29, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Terrific, small tool
I'm replacing all my interior hollow-core doors with solid wood, 6-panel doors. I bought door blanks to save money. I'm installing three square butt hinges on each door. I made a mortise jig to use with a palm router to cut the hinge and lock set mortises. Routing left rounded corners on the hinge mortises. Squaring the corners with a hammer and chisel was tedious work. The spring-loaded corner chisel makes clean, square corners in seconds. It saves a ton of time, and the result is a perfect corner. It's certainly worth the money.
July 29, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great Little tool
Needed to replace some older rounded corner hinges. The new ones only came with squared off corners. This tool did the job. Couple of taps with the hammer and then using my chisel to remove the rounded part. worked great. New hinges dropped right in!!!!
November 13, 2014
I started making specialty boxes and...
I started making specialty boxes and use a lot of stop dadoes and stop rabbits on the router table. I use this corner chisel to square up the ends where the router bit leaves it round. It works very well up to about a half inch deep. On deeper ones I sometimes have to go easy and do it a little at a time but it still gives me a clean, square cut, right out of the box.
May 26, 2010
I was going for a deep rabbit (3/8") and it worked well in basswood. Might be a bit trickier in say black walnut.
July 6, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
It makes the corner look so good.
January 26, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
bad tool.
Hopefully others will end up with something good. I got a crooked dull unusable tool. thankfully it was a gift card purchase so it didn't cost me anything but time and frustration. my last tool purchase from Rockler.
September 18, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
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My husband has this and finds it very useful so I am getting one for my son-in-law
Denise C on Dec 1, 2018
USING A PATTERN BIT, PLUNGE ROUTER, AND TEMPLATE GUIDE TO ROUTE OUT DAMAGED AREAS OF ORIGINAL PINE FLOORS IN MY 118 YEAR OLD TOWN HOUSE. WILL USE THIS SPRING-LOADED CORNER CHISEL TO SQUARE UP THE CORNERS BEFORE INSERTING PINE REPLACEMENT PATCHES.
Tom F on Jul 14, 2018
My husband has this and finds it very useful so I am getting one for my son-in-law
Denise C on Dec 1, 2018
Too many times I have had to make a square corner with a utility knife and chisel.....this has to be quicker!
Neil M on Nov 28, 2018
USING A PATTERN BIT, PLUNGE ROUTER, AND TEMPLATE GUIDE TO ROUTE OUT DAMAGED AREAS OF ORIGINAL PINE FLOORS IN MY 118 YEAR OLD TOWN HOUSE. WILL USE THIS SPRING-LOADED CORNER CHISEL TO SQUARE UP THE CORNERS BEFORE INSERTING PINE REPLACEMENT PATCHES.
Tom F on Jul 14, 2018
Hard to find item.
Brian S on Mar 6, 2018
Looks like a handy device for installing hinges.
Robert S on Mar 2, 2018
gift
Linda S on Dec 13, 2017
Christmas gift. It isn't something my son-in-law would ever think of to buy for himself
Karen U on Dec 7, 2017
to ease hinge install
gerald h on Nov 30, 2017
Simple, clean, fast way to cut out the corner for hinges.
John C on Jun 27, 2017
The spring loaded corner chisel is awesome . I use it for cleaning out the corners of of the picture frames I build as well as great for hinges !
RAYMOND B on Jan 9, 2017
Christmas gift
Annette S on Dec 10, 2016
After using one in our shop, I decided I needed this in my tool box.
Larry J on Dec 7, 2016
I simply need this to do door hinges and trust Rockler to supply quality tools.
Jerry B on Sep 15, 2016
I like square corners on my hinge pockets. My 90 degree chisel is too small to make a large enough clean cut. So I'm going to try this. i've seen them several times, and now is the time to buy.
Craig S on Jun 20, 2016
Easy to use than a bench chisel on corners.
Howard P on Dec 24, 2015
Christmas gift for my Father-in-law
Christina T on Dec 10, 2015
We will be using this on parts of our cradleboards. This tool will make us more efficient.
Douglas L on Dec 7, 2015
CLEAN CUT AND SOLIDLY BUILT FOR LASTING USE
JOE J on Dec 3, 2015
My brother is a general contractor and needed one. When I searched online - Rockler was the only place I could find it.
Kristin R on Nov 28, 2015
It's quicker and more precise than a chisel
Patrick H on Nov 8, 2015
Looks to be handy as a pocket on a shirt!
James H on Oct 3, 2015
Ideal tool for cabinet makers
Trroy K on Jul 2, 2015
Need
Bob K on May 29, 2015
I'm replacing all my interior doors and will be cutting hinge mortises in 13 doors (3 hinges per door). I'll use a trim router to cut the mortises, and this corner chisel will make it much easier to square the rounded corners.
Joyce T on May 11, 2015
to make square corners!
Michael G on Apr 17, 2015
Too many times I have had to make a square corner with a utility knife and chisel.....this has to be quicker!
Neil M on Nov 28, 2018
Hard to find item.
Brian S on Mar 6, 2018
Will this work on regular size hinges?
Matin H on Jul 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This chisel simply squares the corner of the mortise so it will work with any size hinge that requires square corners. It does not actually cut a hinge mortise. it just provides a quick way to square up the corners after you have cut them with a router and mortising template.
Is there a round corner chisel for recessing the striker plate into the edge of a door?
steve j on Mar 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't imagine such a tool would be necessary, as a properly mortised door (hinges, strike plate, and latch plate) is done with a router and some sort of jig, leaving all corners rounded. The corner chisel is just used to square the corners off in the event square hinges and/or plates are to be used.
However, if you did for some reason need to re-mortise a round plate and did not have access to a router, a spade bit of the desired diameter could be used to "freehand" the radiused corners.
Hope this helps,
Casey
How deep can it cut?
A shopper on May 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: About 3/8 travel cuts about 1/4 in . Well
Will it fit in routed hole for 3/4 inch hinge ?
DAVID M K on Nov 22, 2018