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A little disappointed with Lie-Nielson an update

A little disappointed with Lie-Nielson an update

12-13-2011 08:19 PM by Indiana_Parrothead | 18 comments »

I did receive the chisels in January and have been using them now for about a year and could not be more happy with them. When I got them they were very sharp right out of the box, but I lapped the backs and sharpened them anyway. The backs were very flat and it did not take many passes over the stones to have a mirror finish on them. The two larger chisels both had a small nick on the bevel the same distance from the edge. It took a little honing to get them out as these are very hard steel....

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King Arthur Tools Carbide Abrasive Sphere Burr, 1/4"shank x 1" dia. P/N 11007

King Arthur Tools Carbide Abrasive Sphere Burr, 1/4"shank x 1" dia. P/N 11007

12-01-2011 07:23 PM by Greg | 5 comments »

I would like to give my 2 cents on a burr that I JUST started using to shape the concaved surfaced of my custom fly fishing nets. I was looking for a faster/easier way than using scrapers, rasps, and sanders. It’s a Carbide Abrasive 1” Sphere Burr by King Arthur. This Sphere Burr fit flex shafts, mini die grinders and air grinders and has a 1/4” shank x 1” diameter. It’s also available in European 6mm shanks.I use it on the lowest setting of my Rotozip which ...

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my new, old chisels

my new, old chisels

11-08-2011 09:50 PM by Bill1225 | 10 comments »

well i was bored over the weekend and went yard saling and found a bunch of stanley 750’s with no handles got 18 total for $10.. they were in rough shape. so i cleaned them up made the blacks flats reground and turned new ash handles. spent a good 8 hrs all together making a 7 pcs set and all i can say is wow!!!!! i will never buy a new chisel again.If the backs didn’t have some minor pitting there would have been no need to lap the back. I cant say too much about edge retention b...

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Good value set, and thats about it

Good value set, and thats about it

09-29-2011 04:22 PM by PurpLev | 12 comments »

I got these from Leevalley with the set of Narex Skewed chisels and this review is very similar to that review as my experience with both sets was almost the same , Up until now I was using bench chisels for mortising and it left a lot to be desired, when I saw that Narex had a decent set for an affordable amount, I decided to go for it and keep my bench chisels for other lighter purposes. First Impression:Taking them out of the package I was instantly surprised by the lightness of the han...

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Chisels, Skewed, Subpar machining

Chisels, Skewed, Subpar machining

09-29-2011 03:57 PM by PurpLev | 7 comments »

With the introductory price from LV and the free shipping, I decided to get this pair of skewed chisels to have something to reach into edges and corners better. I have read another review here stating that these were far from being flat out of the box, and for their price and knowing I can handle unflat metal I figured I’d give it a shot. First Impression:Taking them out of the package I was instantly surprised by the lightness of the handles. The handles are large and look massive,...

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pfeil cabinetmakers bench chisels

pfeil cabinetmakers bench chisels

09-25-2011 08:18 AM by maljr1980 | 2 comments »

i recently purchased this 6 piece chisel set from woodcraft for $199.99 plus tax. woodcrafts website calls this a limited edition set. they seem to be pretty good, ive never used any other high end chisels to compare them to, i’ve only had $30 or $40 sets from home depot or lowes. they feel pretty light weight to me, have a very nice machined polished surface to them. i spent maybe 2 hours lapping the backs flat and honing the blades on the 6 of them. i lapped flat about as much of...

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Cranked Trimming Chisel

Cranked Trimming Chisel

09-16-2011 04:43 AM by speakerscott | 11 comments »

I got this to trim some pocket screw plugs. Pro’s Takes a good edge, beautiful steel. Con’s Umm…that cutting edge is no where close to square with the chisel. How the heck do I fix that? Maybe I just think of it as a cranked neck skew chisel?

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Lee Valley NAREX Skew Chisels Pair.

Lee Valley NAREX Skew Chisels Pair.

09-16-2011 04:38 AM by speakerscott | 20 comments »

Lee Valley part 10S15.17 Pro’s Very inexpensive at the introductory price.Can take a very sharp edge.Comfortable handle, decent balance…reasonable workers. Con’sTons of lapping required, deep machining marks on back, not exactly flat. Overall, I’m okay with what I paid, and I did save myself the time of having to make skew chisels at the grinding wheel…but the machining marks were a lot of work. Once set up they are pretty good, but don’t exp...

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These make you feel manly!

These make you feel manly!

09-02-2011 01:18 AM by Alster | 4 comments »

I bought three of these chisels from Ray Iles while living in England. Ray and everybody at The Old Tool Store were terrific—friendly and helpful and quick. And for whatever reason, despite a pretty weak dollar, the price was much better there than I could find them for in the states. When I got home from England, I set to work flattening the backs and putting an edge on. I was dreading this, as I’ve read other reports that the D2 steel in these can make that a chore. But they ...

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Great chisels for a great price

Great chisels for a great price

08-02-2011 01:52 PM by funchuck | 9 comments »

I ordered these chisels from The Best Things and to be honest, I wasn’t that excited about them. I was buying them because my old chisels (Pinnacle brand from Woodcraft) really sucked. The edge would roll over after 5 paring strokes on poplar end grain. I used a strop to unroll the edge, but that didn’t work too well, so I went looking for better chisels. I can’t believe I dealt with these chisels for ~6 years, but most of those years, I didn’t really use them. ...

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