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Bertha

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#1 posted 03-04-2011 05:35 PM

^absolutely agree with Swirt. I can pay $40 for a Witherby in decent shape & spend another $10 shipping it. I’m usually going to replace the socket anyway. I can buy a whole box of assorted chisels for $20, many without handles, & pay $10 to ship the whole package. They’re usually at least 80% losers but there’s that rare gem in there somewhere. If you’re not brand collecting, there’s ALWAYS one in there that can be reshaped & rehandled (Just look at Mads’ chisel alterations). I got a little dud mortise chisel with about an inch of blade left. I put a big, fat, mushroomed-shaped handle on it & it’s now one of my favorite chisels. Your more likely to fashion a “special” chisel for a particular use in your shop if you paid $1 instead of $50 for it. I’ve now got a drawer full of “losers’ that I can play with at zero risk.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog


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