Footprint 4 Piece Chisel Set

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Review by cstrang posted 04-09-2010 09:20 PM 6256 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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These chisels are good quality Sheffield steel at a very economical price of only 29.99 for a set of four. The sizes are ¼”, ½”, ¾” and 1”. As always I wouldn’t trust the factory edge so after a brief time on the stone, I honed them on a diamond stone and now you could shave with them… however I wouldn’t reccoment that haha. Currently I am doing some dove tails and mortise and tennon work with them and they are holding their edge quite nicely. I will probably pick up a 3/8” chisel like these in the near future. The handle is more oval than round which makes it easier and more comfortable to grip while working. All in all they are a great buy at a bargain price.

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#1 posted 04-09-2010 09:42 PM

Sounds like this was a good purchase for you! Have fun with them.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#2 posted 04-09-2010 09:46 PM

I’ve had my wooden handled Footprints for over 15 years now and they’re still holding up just fine : ) Congrats on your purchase.

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#3 posted 04-09-2010 09:57 PM

A good sharp chisel is worth its weight in ebony… more expensive than gold..LOL
Nice pick up.

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#4 posted 04-09-2010 10:10 PM

I have those very good choice.

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#5 posted 04-09-2010 11:11 PM

great review, but it’s too late i just got two sets of marples chisels one irwin china made and the other i think made in england. I’ll post a review here once i get them.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#6 posted 04-10-2010 12:38 AM

They look good.

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#7 posted 04-10-2010 01:28 AM

Thanks for the review. These look like a good deal.


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#8 posted 04-10-2010 01:58 AM

I got this set as well. I’ve had them for a while and they work great. I’ve bought another set since, but today I decided to give these a sharpen with my water stones. Then I come up here and see this review! They work just as well as the higher quality set I bought and hold their edge as well. Nice buy.


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#9 posted 04-10-2010 04:13 AM

Looks like a good deal.

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#10 posted 04-14-2010 10:29 PM

I have the wood handled footprints and really like them.

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#11 posted 11-08-2011 09:05 PM

Althought this thread is nearly 2 years old, i just bought a set of these. I can’t wait to use them. It seems wrong for these to be sitting in a box on my desk with no wood around.

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