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Model #DWHT16859

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  • Carbon steel blade tempered and hardened for durability
  • Ergonomic handle with metal cap for striking and driving
  • Lightweight design for comfort and precision
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Product Overview

The DEWALT 1/2 in. wood chisel is designed with the professional in mind. The handle is ergonomically constructed for comfort, with a durable metal cap for striking and driving the chisel blade. The carbon steel blade is tempered and hardened to ensure a long-lasting edge and lacquered to protect against corrosion.
  • Tempered, carbon-steel blade with long-lasting edge
  • Durable construction with lacquered blade to help protect against corrosion
  • Thick metal strike cap with flat surface for effective strikes
  • Lightweight design with ergonomic handle for comfort and precision
  • Limited lifetime warranty for added peace of mind
  • 1/2 in. chisel
  • Straight edge chisel

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Assembled Depth (in.)
12.5 in
Assembled Height (in.)
.43 in
Assembled Width (in.)
1.97 in
Chisel Tip Width (In.)


Chisel Tip Style
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Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 33 reviews
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This 1/2 inch wood chisel is sharp right out of the package. I need to make several half-lap joi...
This 1/2 inch wood chisel is sharp right out of the package. I need to make several half-lap joints and I cut the notches out with a circular saw, cleaned out the chips, then touched up the notches with the chisel. The chisel cut the wood very easily requiring very little force. Maintenance and care is essential for these types of tools and the plastic 'holster' is comes in is very re-usable and can be hunt from a peg board for easy access. The chisel did just what I needed it to do.
by KuSchneider
  • Recommended Product
This line of exceptionally well-crafted wood chisels is available as individual pieces by blade s...
This line of exceptionally well-crafted wood chisels is available as individual pieces by blade size, or as a carefully selected set of the most often needed sizes. They are beautifully finished and provided with a protective plastic sleeve that gives you the option of hanging them easily and compactly on a pegboard or storing them safely in a tool drawer. I like to display my tools, so I do try to select not just excellent quality, but good-looking tools like this one as well. I am impressed with the beefy, carefully tempered, solid carbon steel construction of this line of DeWalt tools, which includes a steel hammer plate and a corrosion resistant finish. The easy to grip, rugged handle fits solidly in your hand, for a precise and accurate cut. Treat this tool with reasonable care, and it will last for years. Never use it on nail imbedded wood, and never sharpen it on a grinding wheel, which is too course, and heats the tool so quickly that you risk ruining the temper. Never attempt to put an edge on the bottom flat side. Properly sharpened, It will keep its edge for a very long time, but when a sharpening is finally called for, it is best done with an oiled stone, using a honing guide to preserve the very important blade angle. DeWalt also makes a “Construction Chisel”, of the same fine quality that is designed to handle rough work, like framing and fencing. This selection of DeWalt Wood Chisels is by far the best performing and the best looking of the many I have used over the years, and I recommend it.
by Bill
  • Recommended Product
Dewalt chisels are an excellent value for a good quality tool. The hardened, tempered, chrome, carbon-steel blade will hold a sharp edge over time and is lacquered for corrosion protection. I really like the rubberized ergonomic handle. This makes for a comfortable, non-slip grip and the indentations for the thumb and index finger allows greater control. An added detail is the hardened strike cap at the end of the handle that can be used with a mallet or even the palm of my hand. *TIP*- Save the packaging to use as a cover to protect the chisels cutting edge when storing.
by DIYGuy
  • Recommended Product
Nice tool really need...
Nice tool really need
by Davicito
    very happy with purchase...
    very happy with purchase
    by HomeDepotCustomer
      Comfortable to hold and very sharp...
      Comfortable to hold and very sharp
      by HomeDepotCustomer
      • Verified Purchase
      Does the job very well. Very sharp....
      Does the job very well. Very sharp.
      by Lfbrockm
      • Verified Purchase
      Sharp for few times then is completely useless...
      Sharp for few times then is completely useless
      by Jsncjwndhf
      Response from DewaltProductExpertMay 5, 2021
      Hi, we're sorry to hear of the trouble you are having with the DWHT16859. We would appreciate the chance to speak with and assist you. Please email wecare@sbdinc.com and reference case #13280362. Many Thanks, DEWALT Customer Care
      • Verified Purchase
      sharp and handy to remove wood....
      sharp and handy to remove wood.
      by HomeDepotCustomer
      • Verified Purchase
      Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
      Rating provided by a verified purchaser
      by HomeDepotCustomer
      • Verified Purchase
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