Note: this is not a review, this just shows how the steel is attached to the handle, in case you want to replace handles. I do not recommend these chisels - in fact I don’t like them much and there are better ones available at a similar price.
This is about the modern (2015 in my case) Stanley Bailey chisels. They are an intermediate offer from Stanley, above the plastic handled ones, but below the more expensive “Sweetheart” chisels. They are made in England and cost around $70 for a set of 5. This is what I’m talking about:
The handles can be removed pretty easily by clamping the chisel in a vise and tapping the handle off with a hammer. This is a tang-style chisel with a cylindrical tang. This is what’s inside:
The dimensions of the tang are approximately as follows:
|Diameter (part without knurling)||10.8 mm||slightly under 7/16"|
|Diameter (part with knurling)||11.3 mm||slightly over 7/16"|
|Diameter of the shoulder that rests against the handle||17.3 mm||approx 11/16"|
|Length of the tang||31.8 mm||approx 1-1/4"|
It looks like an 11 mm hole (approximately 7/16") was drilled into the handle, and the handle was pushed in and held by friction. It does not look like the chisel was glued into the handle. This has never been a problem and they never loosened in use, so this is probably ok.
Some pictures of how I measured: