Just what do you call a combination chisel and rasp: a raspel or a risel? Neither — you call it damn handy! Nicholson packs a chisel, a flat rasp, and a half-round rasp into one useful tool that they call the WoodChuck. You probably aren’t going to choose this tool for fine woodworking, but stick it in your tool belt and you’ll surely find a dozen uses for it.
A steel strike plate covers the oversized impact-resistant co-molded handle, providing a good striking surface. Nicholson makes the body itself of forged steel, to keep the chisel extremely sharp and the rasps cutting crisply. Edge teeth allow you to remove material in confined areas.
Nicholson makes their combination chisel rasp in three sizes: 1/2″, 3/4″, and 1″ — these dimensions refer to the width of the blade. You can pay anywhere from $5 to $13 for a single WoodChuck chisel rasp, or pick up the three-piece set for about $20.