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#1 posted 09-07-2007 02:21 PM

I have had inexpesnive chesels my whole life and they all worked well for me. I would some what disagree with the groups recommendations. Buying cheep, soft steel, chisles may be a good idea for beginners.. hear me out :) the biggest complaint is that they have to be sharpened to often (they won’t hold an edge long) but the hardest part about (for me) about chisels is learnign how to sharpen the tool so ti can cut the hair from your arm. Here comes the plus side of cheep chisels (sorry it took me this long to get to the point), the more you practise your techniqe (sharpening) the better you get. Heance cheep chisles may be a better long term purchase due to the repeditive need to sharpen.

This year I finally bought the Robert Sorbey set of chisels ( and am very happy with them but I sure would not have wanted to learn how to sharpen on them :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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