Rob Cosman's IBC 17-Degree Chisel: 1/2 inch
If you have ever chopped out waste in softer woods (Pine, Cedar, Aspen, Poplar, etc) then you have felt the frustration of the wood fibers collapsing and tearing out in big chunks with typical bench chisels ground at 25-30 degrees. I fixed this problem by grinding a more acute bevel on an IBC chisel specifically for chopping out waste in softer woods.
Chop waste in soft woods without chunks tearing out.
17 degree primary bevel cleanly slices through soft wood fibers.
Available in custom turned cherry handle.
- 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 17°.
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
Disappointed with quality of chisels. Sending them back.
As a long time woodworker who is new to hand work, it is such a confidence boost to have a quality tool that will help the untrained hands accomplish what the mind’s eye can envision. Like all of the tools that I have obtained from Mr. Cosman, this chisel (and the mates that came with) is of top craftsmanship and design.So much so that it makes me a better wood worker just by using it. Truly the Bentley of wood working hand tools (built like a Rolls - but faster)
I communicated with Gina via email which she was very nice. I wondered if I could purchase a IBC 17° three-quarter inch chisel from Rob! They actually made it for me. They didn’t have it in stock. Unbelievable service, 5 star all the way.
Have not had a chance to use it but have great expectations. Have to prep it first
Just the Best, Excels in every way. Love the handle.