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WoodRiver 6 Piece Bench Chisel Set

Item #151268
$89.99
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4.0

(13 reviews)

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Product Information:

Beautifully crafted, well balanced 6 piece bench chisel set. CRV steel blades hardened to RC59-63 with steel ferrules and nicely finished off with genuine Bubinga handles which are as much a joy to the eye and as they are to hold. Set includes 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4" and 1" chisels. Overall lengths 9-1/2" to 10-1/2" with blades lengths from 3-1/2" to 4". Honing required before use.



  • 6 Piece Set With Wood Storage Box

  • Set includes 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2”, 5/8”, 3/4” and 1” chisels.

  • Blades are CRV Steel

  • RC 59-63

  • Genuine Bubinga Handles


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    4.2

    (based on 13 reviews)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Well built / quality (10)
    • Effective (8)
    • Versatile (6)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Sturdy case (4)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small projects (11)
    • Large projects (9)
    • Home repair (6)
    • Gifts (4)
    • Fine woodworking (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (7), Professional (4)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (10), Business (3)

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    4.0

    Good steel BUT!!!!!!!

    By  Justwriter

    from Manitowoc, WI

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Fine woodworking
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver 6 Piece Bench Chisel Set :

    These chisels are made of very good steel BUT! along with that comes a great deal of work to get them useable for fine woodworwking. The 1/4" is the only one set up so far but that took a TON of work. I dont have a mechanical means of sharpening anad I spent 3 hours just getting the back flattened. Started with sandpaper and granite block then proceeded to my diamond stone. The bevel went much faster, but the condition of the 1/4" was horrendous. It looked to be mostly flat except where it matters most. They look to have been polished with a buffer and I think whomever did it tipped it and ground into the side too long. The enclosed picture is after 2 hours of working on it. I had to remove almost .015" across the whole back to get it flat.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Overall a good value, but...

    By  Kevin W

    from Indianapolis, In

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Nice Steel
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Needs Reworking

    Best Uses

    • Fine woodworking
    • Home Repair
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver 6 Piece Bench Chisel Set :

    Overall, these chisels are a very good deal for the money. They hold edges very well, don't chip easily, and fit in the hand nicely. That being said, they require a significant amount of reworking before you can use them. The backs must be flattened before use - mine were waaaay out! (Woodcraft could do better here.) However, after spending about 20 minutes getting each up to speed, the set performs beautfully.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    4.0

    Very Good, But Needs Lots of Setup!

    By  Shibumik

    from Indianapolis, IN

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Built Well
    • Good steel

    Cons

    • Requires Extensive Setup
    • Thick Sides For Dovetail

    Best Uses

    • General woodworking
    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver 6 Piece Bench Chisel Set :

    Let's start with the low hanging fruit - these are very nice chisels and a good price. That being said, mine ( and others here have noted as well) required lots of setting up - LOTS! The face is the worst part overall and requires lots of lapping to bring into flat. I use the Veritas Honing Guide which makes getting a good primary and secondary bevel doable within about 5 minutes the first time around. I then strop and admire the edge - very nice. The good news is once you've invested the required and somewhat frustrating upfront time, you end up with an awesome set of chisels that I am sure will provide many years of service.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    4.0

    Great inexpensive set of chisels

    By  Chris

    from New Hampshire

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Sturdy case

    Cons

    • Back Surface
    • Bevels

    Best Uses

    • Home Repair
    • Large Projects
    • Paring
    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver 6 Piece Bench Chisel Set :

    Great first set, or general use chisels for someone. The steel holds and edge well, the handles feel great in the hand, and they have good ballance. The backs will need considerable flattening, because of the good steel it takes a good ammount of time. The biggest complaint I have with them is the bevels on the side are too broad for tight areas while dovetailing.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Good General Purpose Set

    By  Galoot77

    from Castle Rock, CO

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Good quality steel
    • No Roll Handles

    Cons

    • Needed Work Before Use

    Best Uses

    Comments about WoodRiver 6 Piece Bench Chisel Set :

    I recently bought these chisels as a higher grade set than the motley assortment I have acquired over the years from yard sales, etc. I am a professed 'Neanderthal' (That's a 100% hand tool user), so a good set of bench chisels is essential for a lot of tasks I do. I found that these chisels, out of the box, were nowhere usably sharp, but that is to be expected of any new chisel. I use the 'scary sharp' sharpening method, so my criteria for sharp is the ability of a blade to shave arm hairs cleanly without pulling. My biggest gripe, er...concern with these chisels is that the backs are not machined flat. The larger sizes required quite some time with 60 grit sandpaper on glass to get the first inch of the blade back satisfactorily flat. After that, it was no problem to progress to a mirror finish and a terrifyingly sharp microbevel! I have found that these chisels hold an edge very well, even with considerable use. I particularly like the attractive bubinga handles that are shaped to not roll. Nothing scarier than having a scary-sharp edge heading toward one's foot! These chisels are a great addition to my tool chest! Great product, Woodcraft....

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Good quality and sharp out of the box

    By  Russ

    from Andover, KS

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about WoodRiver 6 Piece Bench Chisel Set :

    Good quality and ready to use.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Great Set of Chisels!

    By  Dovetail

    from St. Marys, WV

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Beautiful Handles
    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Sturdy case
    • Versatile

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dovetail Trimming
    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • Large Projects
    • Mortise Work

    Comments about WoodRiver 6 Piece Bench Chisel Set :

    Right of the box was sharp. But me being me, I run each chisel across a strop to make them razor sharp! They have held there edge for quite some time now with only an occasional stropping. I have use these chisels for everything from trimming dovetails to hogging out Mortises. Highly recommended!

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    good but needs work

    By  jlaughner

    from san diego

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Repair
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver 6 Piece Bench Chisel Set :

    These are good chisels, but they are difficult to get set up properly. I have the set of eight which includes the 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 inch size chisels. They came sharp out of the box, but were not flat and had large milling marks on the back. Once they got dull and needed to be sharpened I discovered why they were only around 80 dollars. The smaller ones (3/4 and below) were easy to sharpen and flatten, but everything larger took forever. Once they were flattened, ground and sharpened properly they work very well. These are a good starter set for some one just begining woodworking. There is a valuable lessen that is learned from having to flatten and sharpen them. In the long run I am glad I got this set, but I still love my Stanley sweatheart chisels the best.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Well worth it

    By  Greg

    from Boston

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver 6 Piece Bench Chisel Set :

    I have some Irwin marples and they work but this set is awesome. They stay sharp for an acceptable amount time. (for me at least) I got them when they were on sale and they are well worth the money. I've done dovetails with them and these things are a pleasure to use.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    A great saler

    By  Rich

    from Leesville, LA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy case
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about WoodRiver 6 Piece Bench Chisel Set :

    One of the most effective chisels that I have purchased in a long time. It has replaced my other set and I use them more than I did in the past with my older set. Thanks Woodcraft and I look forward to getting more excellent hand tools for my woodworking needs.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal

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