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piousdevil

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06-29-2016 10:08 PM

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I’m trying to get a small collection of tools to start woodcarving. I ordered a set of 4 Stanley 750 chisels. The 1” came with the handle separated. My question is, can I simply reattach this with some sort of epoxy and be about my business, or is this indicative of a design flaw requiring me to return the set?


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KelleyCrafts

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#1 posted 06-29-2016 10:11 PM

Don’t return it. These are socket chisels. Your others aren’t attached with adhesive just like this one isn’t. Put the wood back in the slot, grab the lower part of the metal and bang the end on a counter/table/bench to wedge it back in.

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#2 posted 06-29-2016 10:12 PM

Or package up the set and send them to me. I like defective chisels. :)

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#3 posted 06-29-2016 10:13 PM

Thank you. This is what I was thinking, but didn’t want to make a mistake during that oh so valuable return window.

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#4 posted 06-29-2016 10:14 PM



Or package up the set and send them to me. I like defective chisels. :)

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#5 posted 06-29-2016 10:19 PM

Hair spray. Seriously. It works. I read that here on the forums, and tried it on my LN socket chisels (i have 2). It really works. Spray the end of the handle, stick it in the socket and let dry. You can still get it out when you want, but it won’t come out by itself.

-Brian

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#6 posted 06-29-2016 10:28 PM



Hair spray. Seriously. It works. I read that here on the forums, and tried it on my LN socket chisels (i have 2). It really works. Spray the end of the handle, stick it in the socket and let dry. You can still get it out when you want, but it won t come out by itself.

-Brian

- bbasiaga

This….I forgot about this. Do this.

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#7 posted 06-29-2016 10:40 PM

It does (hairspray).

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#8 posted 06-29-2016 11:02 PM

I used to use hairspray on the hand grips on my bmx bike back in the day. Solid advise given.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#9 posted 06-29-2016 11:59 PM

Thanks for the advice. I will procure myself some hairspray.

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#10 posted 06-30-2016 02:29 PM

Those look like nice chisels for wood working. But not so much for wood carving. The bevels are way too steep for carving and flat chisels are just not used that much in carving. Here are some links for carving tools that might be more useful:

Pfeil

Drake

Flexcut

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#11 posted 06-30-2016 02:34 PM



I used to use hairspray on the hand grips on my bmx bike back in the day. Solid advise given.

- chrisstef

That was the first thing I thought of too.

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