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Robert Sorby Cabinetmaker's Chisel Set

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Robert Sorby
Model:
52HS
Price:
$175

Description

The cabinetmaker's chisel set features classic octagonal boxwood handles - the old favorites of yesteryear's discerning craftsmen. The unique "London pattern" of handle with turned finger contours, flat milled body, and graduated sizing promotes a more positive and natural grip for controlling your cuts. Fitted to finely machined bevel-edged blades, each tool has a leather "anti-shock" washer between bolster and handle, and brass ferrules to prevent handle splitting. Like all Sorby tools, each chisel is individually inspected and hardness tested to ensure you get a tool of the highest quality. Overall lengths 9.75" to 12.75", blade lengths 4" to 4.75". Set includes 1/4", 1/2", 3/4" and 1".

WOOD magazine review

Difficult-to-use handles and quick-to-dull blades

Review Summary

These hard boxwood handles held up well against mallet blows, but we just don’t like the feel of the partial-length octagonal shape, and the metal hoops on the ends of three chisels came loose during use. The blades ranked among the softest in our test, dulling faster than most others.

Detailed Ratings

3.0
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

3

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