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Posted on Thoughts on the Narex mortise chisels?

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#1 posted 10-11-2012 10:00 PM

I’m not terribly concerned whether they are true imperial sizes or not. But I have heard mixed reviews about edge retention. Even with my Work Sharp, it’s a pain to sharpen chisels all the time.

I want mortise chsiels I’m having a very hard time chopping to a line with my Marples bench chisels. I like the idea of being able to position the chisel and the line and chop down into the wood. I’m also concerned about damaging my bench chsiels by whacking them, even with a wood mallet.

So is there a difference between the Lee Valley and Highland chisel sets? Other than possibly the color of the stain on the handle?

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