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#1 posted 03-20-2012 07:54 PM

Top two pictured are socket chisels, with the second of them set for use in paring operations. The third is a tang chisel, and rings are often found on those but not on sockets…

You picked up sockets, and for the uses you mention, the LN style makes sense. It’ll hold up to pretty heavy mallet blows depending on quality of material used in the handle. Best of all, if it shatters it’s easy to make a new handle. That’s the beauty of of the socket style.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive


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