WoodRiver Socket Chisel 1/8 inch (3.2mm)WR_BENCHI18
When manufacturing the WoodRiver Bevel Edge Socket Chisel particular attention has been paid to specific areas, resulting in a chisel optimised for detailed woodworking.
Flatness of the back is quality controlled to specific tolerances. This means less preparation when sharpening “out of the box". The transition from the “flat” of the back to the socket is designed with a gradual slope. This prevents the back of the chisel from abruptly lifting on longer paring operations. The side bevels sweep back towards the centreline, allowing the chisel access to tight corners, which is especially important for dovetail work. The resulting flat area or “land” is a consistent 0.7mm – narrow enough for tight access but wide enough to prevent an uncomfortable sharp edge.
The complete tool is designed with balance in mind to increase comfort and effectiveness. Each chisel incorporates a lightly finished Bubinga handle fitted to the socket. The end result is a chisel that will give years and years of service and will become a favourite in your workshop.
- Forged from 100 CR-V steel. This alloy holds an edge that is also impact resistant.
- Tempered in salt bath to HRC58-63
- Blade length is 4"; overall length is 9-5/8" to 9-7/8"
- Each chisel ships with one WoodRiver Silicon Chisel Guards
Socket Chisels traditionally do not have fixed handles. This allows the user to easily customise or replace handles. Due to seasonal humidity changes, your chisel handle may not be fully tight upon arrival. To reseat the handle simply strike the butt of the chisel on your bench, with the chisel perpendicular to the bench and the blade pointing upwards. This will wedge the 13 degree cone into the socket of the chisel. To remove, tap the handle laterally on a hand surface such as a bench top. You may prefer to use an adhesive to permanently affix the handle.
Shipping is FREE on orders over £85 and only £5.95 on orders under £85 within the UK Mainland, Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands.
We aim to dispatch all orders placed before 2pm Monday - Friday on the same working day. At exceptionally busy times, for example at Christmas, we will work hard to dispatch your order as soon as we can.
We do not process orders over the weekend or during Public Holidays, so if you place your order after 2pm on Friday, throughout the weekend or during a Public Holiday, we will send it to you on Monday or whenever business re-opens.
Standard UK Service is UK Mail Standard delivery, Royal Mail First Class or Tracked & Signed For and costs £5.95; we occasionally use other couriers for logistical reasons. Non-UK mainland and remote areas may take a little longer.
On rare occasions, extra shipping charges may apply when delivering to non-UK mainland and remote areas and our Sales team will contact you on receipt of your order.
UK Mainland, Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands Delivery
For order values under £85, delivery is £5.95 and for orders over £85 delivery is free of charge.
UK Offshore Delivery
Channel Islands and Isle of Man - £19.95 on all orders
All European orders are subject to our Standard European Shipping Charge of £14.95.
Orders are sent using UK Mail Standard delivery, Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed For; we occasionally use other couriers for logistical reasons. Delivery times may vary – please allow up to 7 days depending on your region. We ship to the following countries:
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
Norway, Switzerland & Greece
Standard Charge £19.95 on all orders.
If your country is not covered by these shipping options, please contact us to get a quote.
Collection from Wood Workers Workshop.
If you prefer you can collect your order from us at Wood Workers Workshop (by pre-arranged appointment, Monday - Friday 09:00-4:30) to save on delivery costs; please contact us to arrange.