Woodworking Adze / Carpenter’s Adze Tool

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Amazon Price: $89.99 $79.99 You save: $10.00 (11%). (as of June 24, 2018 6:04 am – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

With a blade width of 1.968 inch and a total length of 11.417 inch, this woodworkers adze is intended to work with one hand in order to e.g. create small bowls or trays. The adze (/ædz/; alternative spelling: adz) is a cutting tool shaped somewhat like an axe that dates back to the stone age. It can be any tool with a sharp cutting edge.[1] Adzes are used for smoothing or carving wood in hand woodworking, similar to an axe but with the cutting edge perpendicular to the handle. Two basic forms of an adze are the hand adze, a short handled tool swung with one hand, and a foot adze, a long handled tool capable of powerful swings using both hands, the cutting edge usually striking at foot or shin level. The blade of an adze is set at right angles to the tool’s shaft (like a hoe or plane), in contrast to an axe’s blade, which is in plane with the shaft. A similar, but blunt, tool used for digging in hard ground is called a mattock.

Examples of Adze use:
For various woodworking tasks, such as carpentry and finishing of joints, hand manufacture of corner rafters and rafters armpit or the removal of wood in wood carving.

Customer Reviews

Nice Adze

 on July 31, 2017
By Salli & Gene
I like this Adze. It has an outside bevel which I wanted and seems well built. Sharpened and polished on the outside but unfinished casting and painted on the inside curve. That needed some work. Very nice leather sheath although one rivet head fell off right away, I hammered it back on and it seems to be staying, gave them all a good whack just to make sure.

Sharpening an adze is like nailing jelly to a tree

 on December 8, 2016
By Hawks' Field
Life time woodworker, first NAREX Tool. Sharpening an adze is like nailing jelly to a tree. Fortunately this one sharpens on the outside edge. Came sharp but not honed. Caution … you will develop a new muscle set using this tool. Impressed so far. Don’t think I will ever wear this out. Holds a fine edge once developed.

Narex Adze for hollowing chair seats

 on August 20, 2017
By Amazon Customer
This is a good sturdy tool with an exceptional price when you compare it to some of the very expensive imports like the Grans Fors tools that are back ordered by most suppliers with no definitive restocking time. I bought this tool to hollow out seats for Windsor chairs. This tool came with a leather blade cover and a highly polished edge, however, the blade edge really needed to be redone. It was polished to a high mirror finish but it was by no means sharp enough to cut easily or cleanly, it would only crush the wood fibers. I spent about 45 minutes with various grades of Scotch-Brite reconditioning discs on a pneumatic die grinder to redifine the edge and get it to where it would cut. It cuts very easily now and seems to hold its edge but further use will tell all. This is by no means the only tool you’ll have to use to hollow out a seat or a bowl. You will have to follow up with a scorp and a travisher or a modified spoke shave. If you are a hobbyist or even more than an occasional woodworker this might be the tool for you, especially when you consider the price of less than $100 compared to well over $300 for some of the imports. Just realize you’ll have to be prepared to redefine and sharpen the edge.

Thank-you for this great product. I have been searching for an adze …

 on January 23, 2017
By Amazon Customer
Thank-you for this great product. I have been searching for an adze for 2 years that is affordable and of excellent quality. I am very pleased and love the bowls I have made using it.

Good quality tool

 on August 10, 2017
By Amazon Customer
Good quality tool, but you will need to sharpen it to suit your needs, In my opinion, the edge is to thick on the top

Would purchase again if need be.

 on February 16, 2018
By Alan Root
Stays sharp for quite a while. Have done 2 Pine bowls and working on an Oak bowl and only had to hone twice. It is a little hefty to swing if your not used to an Adze.

perfect size for what i was looking

 on September 3, 2017
By Alden J. Butler
perfect size for what i was looking for

Four Stars

 on April 28, 2018
By James F. Donohue
Not bad, would have preferred if it came sharper. Would recommend.