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A chisel is used to cut material, partnered with a hammer it becomes quite a useful combination and a worthy tool. A chisel usually consists of a sharpened metal rod embedded within a wood or rubber handle with a wide base.

The sharp metal end is placed where the cutting is desired, and a hammer striking the blunt handle end drives the chisel into the material (often wood) where cutting is desired.

The tool itself is one of the earliest core woodworking / carpentry tools. But modern chisels have shown a variety of uses.