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Posted on Chisel recommendations.. New or Old?

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#1 posted 02-07-2014 11:32 PM

How much is your time worth? Getting vintage chisels means spending time regrinding the bevel, flattening the back, and resharpening everything. Either that, or paying a lot for already-restored chisels. The advantage is that older chisels are inherently cooler and more stylish than almost all the other ones (not Blue Spruce or LN).

You’ll usually pay more for new chisels, and they require less time to get in working order (note “less time” not “no time”).

So if you have more time than money, go vintage. If you have more money than time, go new.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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