After posting my last Bridge City Tool Works tool and having the readers point out that it was an archived (read: no longer sold) product, I’m telling you up front that this tool is not archived, but it’s not currently in stock either. Why am I posting about the flushing chisel then? It’s a neat solution for removing excess glue or cutting protruding wood — such as dowels, dovetails, tenons, and plugs — flush to the surface.
Unlike a regular chisel, the head of the flushing chisel won’t accidentally dive below the surface, ruining your work. Used one-handed, this small chisel can work in confined spaces where no other chisel or plane will fit.
With the flushing chisel you can either score a protrusion, so when you plane the surface flat later there’s no tear-out, or you can entirely remove small protrusions.
When it’s in stock the FC-1 flushing chisel will run you $140.
Flushing Chisel [Bridge City Tool Works]