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#1 posted 11-27-2016 10:08 PM

I don’t know where and when the trend of flattening the entire back started but I can tell everyone here, with 17 years under my belt as a shipwright, it’s complete bullocks. I will even say that anyone who needs a completely flat chisel isn’t much of a woodworker. Only the first and last 2-2.5cm of the blade needs to be flat. That goes for everything from fine paring work to chopping a mortise. It’s even less important for a plane blade. Stop listening to all the self professed woodworking guru’s such as Schwarz and Cosman and learn how to use a chisel.

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