FIRMER chisels have a blade with a rectangular cross-section. This means that they are stronger and can be used for tougher/heavier work.
A Paring chisel is a longer, thinner chisel which can be pushed into long joints such as housing joints. It is used for cleaning up the joint and to make it an accurate fit.
Paring chisels are light, long, thin, almost flexible chisels which are never used with a mallet They are used primarily for carefully shaving off thin amounts of wood when fitting joints. The long length gives maximum control.
The fact that the Firmer Chisel can be used for tougher and heavier work, it allows the use of a mallet.
It’s never good practise to use a hammer when striking a chisel. A mallet is usually the preferred method of applying an impact force to the work.
If you have an old, worn or damaged piece of furniture, then we may be able to repair and allow it to be returned to its original condition. If not, we may also be able to upcycle to create something new and unique from it!