LumberJocks

English pattern mortising chisels

  • Advertise with us
Review by ShannonRogers posted 01-18-2010 10:23 PM 3726 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
English pattern mortising chisels No-picture-s No-picture-s Click the pictures to enlarge them

I received a 1/4 and 3/8” of these chisels for Christmas and it is a revelation on mortising. These are fantastic additions to my tool chest and I may just walk away from power mortising for good because of them. Read my full review of features on my blog here.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com




View ShannonRogers's profile

ShannonRogers

540 posts in 3783 days



5 comments so far

View jason's profile

jason

33 posts in 3370 days


#1 posted 01-18-2010 11:32 PM

I have the 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 sizes. I agree with you, these chisels are sweet. I am still amazed how fast I can hand cut a mortise with one of these babies.

View PurpLev's profile

PurpLev

8535 posts in 3643 days


#2 posted 01-19-2010 04:41 AM

these look fantastic. and I agree- anything from Tools from Working wood is good quality.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

View Jim Bertelson's profile

Jim Bertelson

4173 posts in 3159 days


#3 posted 01-19-2010 07:33 PM

Thanks for the review, interesting chisels.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

View TheGravedigger's profile

TheGravedigger

963 posts in 4019 days


#4 posted 12-01-2010 02:19 PM

I’m with you Shannon. I own the same pair and love them. I’ve never owned a tool before where the instructions include the phrase, “strike as hard as you can with a mallet.”

The handle on my first 3/8” one broke within a few days of receiving it, but Tools for Working Wood replaced it immediately – even before I had returned the broken one! How’s that for service?

I have indeed, by and large, given up machine mortising. The speed of these chisels is amazing. The old folks really knew what they were doing.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

31030 posts in 2861 days


#5 posted 12-01-2010 03:39 PM

Those are beautiful mortising chisels. Thanks for the review.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com