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What is Cold Chisel used for?

Cold Chisels are used to cut through hard materials. They are often used to cut or shape metal when the stock is thick and where other tools, like a hacksaw or tin snips, would be unsuitable.

Why is it called a Cold Chisel?

The name cold chisel comes from its use by blacksmiths to cut metal while it was cold as compared to other tools they used to cut hot metal. Because cold chisels are used to form metal, they have a less-acute angle to the sharp portion of the blade than a woodworking chisel.