Rob Cosman's IBC Bench Chisel: 1/2 inch
Determined to design a better bench chisel, IBC and I teamed up and developed what I consider to be the best woodworking bench chisel on the market today. These chisels meet all five criteria of a great bench chisel: comfortable, high quality steel, bevel on the side with a small flat, flat back, and the ability to change handles.
- Size: Bench chisel handle length: approximately 3.9 inches. Bench chisel total length: approximately 9 inches. Bench chisel blade length, including the tang is approximately 6 inches. Blade width: 1/2 inch.
Handle: Cherry handle is turned precisely on a lathe so it fits nicely to the ferrule and the end cap and have a butter smooth surface. Shaped for a comfortable grip in the hand, they are finished with three coats of oil.
Steel: Made from AISI High Vanadium A2 tool which holds an edge beautifuy. Fully stress relieved, triple tempered, cryogenically treated and hardened to 60-62 HRC. Primary bevel is ground to 25°.
Flat Back. Each chisel is tested on a granite reference surface to ensure the back is flat to within .0005 of an inch.
Design: The blade tang extends through a hardened steel ferrule and into a threaded hardened steel core that is inserted through the center of the wood handle and is securely attached to an aluminum striking cap. This design allows you to easily replace the standard cherry handle with your own custom turned wood handle.
- Made in Canada
Have not sharpened yet. Like all the other products I have purchased its quality will be top notch as expected.
See write up for 3/4” chisel
Absolutely love it
Took quite a while to get the back prepared but I did flatten most of it instead of just the inch at the end. The removable handle really made that process my much less painless and eventually I'll probably get the whole set.
1/2 bench chisel
IBC Bench Chisel
Have not used the tool yet. Will sharpen the whole set, once I get them. Wanted to purchase the whole set, but due to 1/4 3/8 and 5/8 out of stock, it wouldn't let me order the set. So, I am purchasing them individually. So far I have the 1/2 and 3/4. Just paid for, and awaiting shipment on 1" 3/8 and 5/8 which just became available. 1/4 still not available. Paying a whole lot more ordering one at a time. This set back my plan to purchase all of the sharpening tools I need. That will be my next order if I can come up with the money. Patrick Kenny, US Coast Guard Retired, 27 years.