Rob Cosman's IBC Bench Chisel - 1 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 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
IBC Chisels are premium
Got myself a set for Christmas, polished the backs with the all Shapton system and they are a joy to use. Granted I replaced my cheap Amazon set with these, but the level of accuracy brings a new joy to woodworking,
IBC - chisels
When using the chisels it’s been a very good experience. My disappointment though is not with Rob Cosman, rather with IBC due to the poor quality of a chisel handles. If IBC, offered an option for a more refined handle, they would be worth the additional cost. The service provided by Bob Cosman is the best there is, from placing the order, to a call from Rob Cosman himself what a great experience, keep up the good work!
Great tools !
Rob’s tools are everything promised and the best tools I’ve ever owned. As Rob promotes, buy the best tools you can afford, follow the techniques he teaches and you will achieve the results.
One inch RBC chisel
This is a super high quality tool. It came sharp and flat, and had been a joy to work with as I build a craftsman rocking chair. Highly recommended. A lifetime tool.
Returned and replaced
I had bought chisels previously. I loved them!! I want to buy a complete set over time. I ordered a 1 inch this time and when I received it the handle did not fit. The cap was recessed on one side and hanging over on the other side. I returned it and it was replaced without an issue. But the replacement isn't up to the perciesion I would expect from Rob Cosman, Or the 2 I bought previously. I still need a 3/8, 5/8 and 3/4. But I don't know what to think. I am just not happy with either of the 1 inch that I received.