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Two Cherries Bevel-Edge Bench Chisels

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.8
out of 5
Brand:
Two Cherries
Model:
500-1562
Price:
$175

Description

These chisels are made of the highest quality German steel. Carefully made, polished all around, one of the finest tools made in the world. Ten to 14 inches in overall length. Choose between a traditional and well-proportioned wood handle or nearly unbreakable cellulose acetate plastic handle. A number of sets are available which include the most important sizes. Carefully forged blades are skillfully heat treated in an immersion bath method to achieve a Rockwell hardness of 61. This means that sharpening the chisels may take a few extra minutes, but they will hold an edge longer than almost any other chisel. After heat treating, the blades are polished to a rich finish that makes them a joy to use.

WOOD magazine review

Holds edges well, but hard to sharpen

Review Summary

Similar to the Traditional Woodworker chisels, these have sculpted (though not as comfortable) hornbeam handles and polished blades. The blades held an edge longer than any of the other carbon-steel models we tested (of 17 brands). But the backs were not flat out of the box and not easy to flatten, and the handles were coated with thick, globby finish that affected grip. Our set came in a wood box, or you can opt for a leather roll. Also available in a 4-piece set.

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Detailed Ratings

4.0
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Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

3

Value

4

Reader Reviews

Razor sharp and highly polished !

Review Summary

I've owned and used this set of chisels for probably close to 20 years now and I must say they are the finest chisels I own. They come highly polished and almost razor sharp right out of the box and hold an edge a very long time. Fortunately for me I didn't pay any where near what they cost now, so I'm very glad I bought them all those many years ago. An exceptional investment in a very high quality tool.

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Features

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Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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