|Review by David Grimes||posted 07-03-2011 03:20 PM||9019 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This Neiko 9 pc. chisels set includes 1/4” to 1 1/2”. They were surprisingly sharp out of the box. I have had them nearly a month, so have only used three of the chisels over two occasions with… well… chisel-like results.
When I received them, I did yank around on the handles (won’t budge), pounded the handle end with a smooth-faced framing hammer several times (rubber mallet not aggressive enough for the hammer test), and even purposefully dropped one of them handle-end down from 6 over feet to the concrete driveway. No problem.
I was half hoping they would be in need of a good sharpening out of the box, but since that’s not the case I’ll just have to wait and see how well they hold their factory edge, then how well they sharpen and hold that. Chrome Vanadium can vary greatly in hardness depending on the other alloy metals and the blend/mix of all (among other factors). Again, I’ll just have to wait and see.
I had seen these around at $90 for the set, but then I saw them on sale for $49.99 with case. I just had to give them a try.
I gave them four stars for now. They have passed a few tests already and failed none. I expect that they will do just fine for as long as I want to use them. I’ve never seen a pile of stubby half-length chisels from having een sharpened all the time, so I bet I get my money’s worth. If I make a wall mount for them, I’ll have a cool aluminum case for something else that doesn’t get used as much.
The only reason I didn’t put 5 stars on them is because I probably won’t ever get a peaceful and serene feeling of oneness with my chi, my street cred will not soar, nor will my neighbor ever coveteth these. But I just betcha my karma won’t take a hit over these inexpensive imported (from China) chisels.
Seriously, this appears to be a nice enough set well worth the $50 I spent.
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-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia