DEWALT Side Strike Chisel DW16065

By Robert Robillard on Tool News

DEWALT Side Strike Chisel just found a home in my tool belt!


Yesterday I  attended the Dewalt, Stanley, Bostitch hand tool event which was held at the Westin hotel in New York City.    Like all of their events this one was informative and I learned alot about their latest and greatest offerings, the DEWALT Side Strike Chisel DW16065.

As a working carpenter I am always looking for tools and techniques that save me time, back braking labor and money. One newer tool that DEWALT just came out with is their Side Strike Chisel DW16065

Just about every carpenter I know has what’s called a “beater chisel.”  A beater chisel is usually an older, extra, maybe chipped chisel that you don’t care about keeping a super crisp edge on anymore.  this is the chisel that I use for everything but what a chisel is designed for; chipping, scraping, prying, you name it I’ve done it with this chisel.  this beater chisel is also probably the most mis treated tool in my tool belt, but super important to getting task completed.

What is the DEWALT Side Strike Chisel?

DEWALT redesigned a standard chisel to accomplish just this task.

This newly designed chisel has a standard blade like other chisels do but it also has a side blade and an opposing striking surface that is designed to take hammer strikes.  Yup – no more abusing a tool, now there is a chisel that is designed to be hit with a hammer and beat on!

The DEWALT DW16065 Side Strike Chisel is designed with hardened, tempered carbon chrome steel.  The side cutting blade is designed for cutting, scraping and anything else you can think of…. I’m sure I’ll find a non-designated use for this new tool.

There is also a serrated cutting blade that can be used for cutting rope or twine in a pinch.

I  played with this tool for a bit and was impressed with the innovation that DEWALT put into this completely new design.  The rubber handles grip is super comfortable and will prevent your sweating hands from slipping.  I also liked the addition of the hammer striking surfaces at the handles end and opposite the side striking blade.   Very well thought out.

At approximately $9.99 I envision this tool replacing the old beater chisel in carpenters tool belts across the country – I’m a putting my new Side Strike chisel in my tool pouch today!

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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