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Cosmanized Half-Blind Chisels: WoodRiver 5/8 Inch

Original price $136.00 - Original price $136.00
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$136.00 - $136.00
Current price $136.00
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Customer Reviews

If you have ever cut a half-blind dovetail then you know how challenging cleaning out the pin socket is, especially in the corners.  Not happy with the skew and fishtail chisels available, I designed and made my own half-blind chisel and they work great!

  • These chisels are "Cosmanized" from a WoodRiver 5/8 inch socket chisel with a Bubinga wood handle.

  • Fishtail-shape makes accessing the back corners of the half-blind socket easy.

  • Sides of the chisel tip are sharp to sever fibers on the pin side wall and makes it easier to get into the corner.

  • One chisel does both corners verses a left and right set of skew chisels.

  • Pushing through endgrain is tough; unlike skew chisels, my chisel keeps your line of force straight.

  • My students love them!  Try it once and you will never want to cut half-blind dovetails without it.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Gary Rick
Great Tool with Ugly handle

This tool is just as Rob says. Better than a regular fishtail. The handle was a garish red. Woodcraft says it is hardwood but no species is specified. Fortunately, I had a spare LN handle and the tool now looks ready for prime time. If I get the smaller one, it will be an IBC.

Randy Atkinson
Half Blind Dovetail Chisel

Great product — I am working on a Stickley inspired cabinet/sideboard and I needed this chisel for hand dovetails. While walnut is nice to work with , oak is a pain in the ass to chisel !

Dave Avery
Half-blind dovetail chisel

Excellent product. Well designed and crafted. It has a nice comfortable feeling when holding. Good balance.

Half-Blind Chisel 5/8

Gets the job done with ease, another great tool.
Shipped to Australia with no problems at all.

Robert S Sloat
Game Changer

Outstanding. It makes getting into the corners a breeze with excellent results. Truly a game changer