Rob Cosman's IBC Bench Chisel - 5/8 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: 5/8 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
Well made and prepped
Easy to final prep. Back took less than 10 minutes to flatten and polish. Bevel was spot on and square. Holds an edge well
This is a fantastic chisel
I have been able to sharpen this and it really holds the edge well. I took it apart to make polishing the back easier than any other chisel design that I have. I used a trend diamond plate and a 4000 grit shapton stone for the final prep and this chisel has been cutting fantastic. I have been using it mostly on walnut and am way past the amount of use that I would normally need to resharpen with my other chisels. I plan to buy more sizes. Watch Rob's video on these chisels. This is exactly what you see in the video. I am very pleased with both the design and the steel.
IBC Bench Chisel
BEST chisel i have ever had took a bit of time to polish the back excellent tools Thank You.
I own a lot of chisels - I mean I have a chisel problem. I can honestly say these are the most comfortable in my hand, and do the job needed quite well. They stay sharp for a long time, and the removeable handle makes them easy to resharpen. Check them out!