ACME Bench Chisel

A collaborative project, the ACME Chisel is a redesign of the wood bench-chisel. Through extensive testing we designed a handle that reduces user fatigue, while increasing comfort and control.

We designed made and tested eight generations, a total of over 30 handles.

The end product is a chisel featuring an adjustable handle for tuning of the relation between hand and blade angle. Its oblong shape improves maneuverability, and indexed adjustments allow it to be tailored to user and task.