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Is there a simpler way to chop up a 10lb. block of chocolate other than using a chocolate chipper and a small hammer?

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Forget the chipper and use a large hammer!

Thanks for the suggestion.

thanks too it could not been simpler!

I have a chipper that I bought 30 years ago and it works a lot better than the current ones.

It's extremely sharp !

My business partner got ahold of some new versions and sharpened them up. Worked better, but it's never much fun. Now we only use blocks when we can't get Pistoles.

I know a Pastry Chef that would just smash the blocks onto the floor and then bang the large chunks onto the side of the workbench.

Thanks for the response. I also bang the block on the cement after I put it into two large plastic bags. Thanks for the idea of sharpening the chipper. I'll try that.

how about a paper guillotine? Sharpen it to a finer point. Maybe weld some spikes onto the blade.

This is a chocolate cutter that's made by chocovision. I don't really use it anymore as I bulk melt from 1800# cases now so if you are interested make me an offer.

Joe,

I would be interested. Where are you located?

Thanks!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area

I use a chisel from the hardware store and a large rubber mallet.  I found it works much better than the chocolate chipper -- it's sharper.  

Thanks for the great suggestion. By the way, since I have been using a hammer on my chipper, the wooden handle began to split so I taped it up very well to preserve it as long as possible.

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