|Forum topic by Vrtigo1||posted 07-07-2010 03:44 PM||1490 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
07-07-2010 03:44 PM
I know this has been beaten to death in the forums already, but I didn’t see any recent posts so thought maybe there might be some new developments. I need to get a set of chisels. I was recently working on a project that required me to mortise some hinges with a plunge router and an edge guide, and I turned to a chisel to square up the corners. The chisels I have are a set that I’ve had for probably 10 years, long before I had any interest in woodworking. It’s a 3 chisel set and probably cost $10. Needless to say, they were totally inadequate for what I was trying to use them for.
I read some of the older posts here about chisels and it looks like the Blue Marples line is a pretty good entry level chisel, but I’ve read conflicting info about them since Irwin took them over. Some people say the chisels are junk now while others seem to think they’re still okay. I’ve seen some people say that they’re okay as long as you get the ones that say “Sheffield” on the blades.
I found this set at Rockler, but wanted to get some feedback before I ordered them.
I won’t be using them all the time, I just want to have something decent available when I need a chisel, and the price is in the ballpark of what I’m looking to spend. Thanks.