|Review by mramseyISU||posted 07-29-2014 12:05 AM||5017 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
I’ve had these chisels for about a month now. I made the decision a while back I wanted to start cutting dovetails by hand and wanted an upgrade over the Irwin chisels I picked up at home depot a few years back. First thing I noticed was how light they are in your hand. They really feel like I’m holding a pencil not a piece of steel. That being said they are tough chisel. Out of the box they were pretty sharp and I was playing around with them and I was paring some end grain white oak, not exactly the easiest stuff there is to pare. It did a pretty good job of that. I honed them with the 3200 grit wheel on my worksharp 3000 and they looked like mirrors in about 5 minutes. The only issue I had at this point was the 1” chisel was a little concave on the back. I’d heard this before and noticed it with my set. Not a deal breaker by any means but still an annoyance. The first job out of the chute was some drawer sides and they are working great. If the backs on all of them would have been flatter this would have been a 5 star set in my book.
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