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Great chisels for a great price

Great chisels for a great price

990 days ago 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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Carving or Chiseling Made Easier

Carving or Chiseling Made Easier

992 days ago by Grumpy | 1 comment »

I recently bought the Arbortech “power Chisel Attachment”. This was after I noticed the application of a similar tool used by Trifern on his blog on hollow turning. http://lumberjocks.com/trifern/blog/24331Here is a link to the Arbortech website.http://www.arbortech.com.au/view/woodworking-onlinestore/powerchisel-productsI purchased the unit from Carb-A-Tec in Sydney, $179 AU (about $195 US)http://www.carbatec.com.au/arbortech-power-chisel-attachment_c13131(I have no affiliation w...

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Respectable starter set

Respectable starter set

1003 days ago by lysdexic | 15 comments »

Purchased this set about a year ago to get me started woodworking. The set is currently on clearance for $76 at Woodcraft. I realize that these are not a set of Lie Nielsens, Ashley Iles, or vintage 750’s. Therefore, my expectations were guarded. They lived up to my expectations but they certainly did NOT exceed them. Now, I do not have any significant experience with any other chisels except a couple a Stanley’s that I got from Lowe’s in the distant past. They come on...

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Neiko 9 pc. Heavy Duty Chrome Vanadium Wood Chisels set w/ Aluminum Case

Neiko 9 pc. Heavy Duty Chrome Vanadium Wood Chisels set w/ Aluminum Case

1020 days ago by David Grimes | 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 th...

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fujihiro chisels from chutaro imai at hidatool.com

fujihiro chisels from chutaro imai at hidatool.com

1044 days ago by yrob | 2 comments »

I just received the two oire-nomi (bench) Japanese chisels. I ordered from hida tool. I chose the white steel chisels made by chutaro imai. I got the 15 and the 36 mm, with multiple hollows. They are hand forged, fitted with a red oak handle and a hammered steel ferule. Japanese chisels typically come in either white or blue steel. Imai chose to work with white steel. I decided to go with it because of good recommendations and the fact it is easier to sharpen. They have a Rockwell of 6...

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may seem like a big invesment......

may seem like a big invesment......

1057 days ago by Carwyn Owen | 11 comments »

i have three of these chisels, 2 that i inherited and one that i have just bought. i amassed every time i use them and very disappointed in my old chisels. the Japanese chisels may seem like a big investment, but trust me every time you use them you be pleased that you bought them.the specialist metal cuts like a dream and will hold its bevel for as long as any tool i know.i think if you can fork out the cash that they’re well worth it.thanks forreadingCO

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Ashley Iles Mk 2 Bevel Edged Cabinetmakers Chisels

Ashley Iles Mk 2 Bevel Edged Cabinetmakers Chisels

1071 days ago by mafe | 49 comments »

Ashley Iles Mk 2 Bevel Edged Cabinetmakers Chisels I have for as long as I can remember wished for a quality set of chisels and few years ago I took the decision to spend the money on a set of Bahco 434, and boy did I regret this after… Why? Because what I was looking for was a set of cabinetmaker chisels and not the perfect on site construction chisel that also would be used for opening beer and cans of paint! Say what! This is actually meant as a compliment bec...

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First woodworking chisels

First woodworking chisels

1080 days ago by ic3ss | 12 comments »

I picked up a couple of these to start off a set of these bevel edge chisels from Two Cherries. I got the 6mm and 16mm to start with and used them on an inlay project I did last fall. The edges didn’t seem to last too long and sharpened them up on my scary sharp table. To my surprise the edges have lasted much longer than the new factory edges, don’t know why. The guy at Rockler where I got these said they were very good when I was making comparisons between these and the Irwin bl...

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No Longer In Search Of... Stanley 750 SW Chisels!

No Longer In Search Of... Stanley 750 SW Chisels!

1107 days ago by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 45 comments »

Stanley 750 “SW” Chisels Not the easiest things to purchase by any stretch (see In Search of blog entry here – http://lumberjocks.com/Smitty_Cabinetshop/blog/22223), but now these tools are in hand. If this review is entertaining, great. If you’re interested in what to expect from a purchase of Stanley SW 750s, continue reading. If it’s a side-by-side comparison with Lie-Nielsen, Ashley-Iles or 2 Cherries that the reader is after, frustration awaits. I’ll start with a disclaimer t...

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Traditional Woodworker chisels

Traditional Woodworker chisels

1150 days ago by dbray45 | 7 comments »

I purchased 6 chisels of this set. I was looking for a set of chisels that were in inches and not metric conversion like most of the chisels out there. My current set of Marples/Irwin/blue handled chisels have been good to me but are not real hard and keeping them sharp has been an issue. So, I bought the 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, and 5/8” chisels since these were the sizes that I will use the most. The way they are labeled is also nice and readable. These chisels, like all the r...

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