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Posted on First set if Chisels

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#1 posted 11-21-2012 07:02 PM

I have a set of the Narex chisels and for cheap they do alright, but they are definitely my beater chisels now as I have a full set of the Blue Spruce bench chisels and they are freaking awesome, but absolutely unnecessary. I just love them but it is more about the pleasure you get from handling something so amazing than it is about actually getting a much higher degree of useability.

That said, if I was starting out again today and I had around $100.00 to spend, I would get a few common sizes of the newer Stanley Sweetheart chisels rather than the Narex set I did get. I have gotten to play with some of these and once set-up I found them to actually be very nice to wield while chopping, and the side landings make getting into dovetail corners a breeze. They are really good value in the more cost effective to mid level brands.

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