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Posted on Quality chisels, which brands should I look into?

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#1 posted 11-03-2010 06:20 PM

I have a set(14) of lie-nielsen chisels, if I were to buy them again, I would get the O-1 steel they now offer.
I have a set(4) of Blue spruce dovetail chisels- I like them, and they are my finishing chisels, when i need to trim that last bit.
I have a set(5) of ray Iles mortise chisels- I would buy these again, as they often prove useful.

I did have a nice hornbeam handled unmarked metric set of 12, I ended up giving away. the reason being they were metric and i work in imperial, plus, they were all ground to a shallow angle for softwoods(most european chisels do).

the only other suggestion I can give is to stay away from narex- lots will disagree with me, but i say they don’t know any better. They are not good steel.

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